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3 Resume Writing Tips to Help Secure a Great Internship

Oftentimes, internship hopefuls are a bit surprised to learn that much of the job seeking process mirrors that of seasoned professionals. You are responsible for locating great internship opportunities, writing resumes and cover letters, and sitting through interviews on your own.

For some, the most daunting task is writing a resume that can help snag a great interviewóand hopefully a cool internship. The good news is that everyone who has earned a successful career has at some point written their first resume. By keeping a few tips in mind along the way, the writing process can be made a lot easier.

Make Each Resume Unique

One common mistake that early resume writers make is working directly from templates they find online. Itís easy to fall into this trap because theyíre so simple to find and copy. But hiring managers are well aware that candidates use templates and can spot them a mile away.

To avoid issues that arise from so-called carbon-copy resumes, take time to write your own unique document by looking closely at each position youíre interested in, then exploring your own background to explain in your resume why youíre the right person for the job. Also, take time to make your design uniquely your own so that it wonít look exactly like others hiring managers have seen before.

Incorporate Relevant Experiences

As an intern, you may not have a great deal of work experience yet. Employers understand this and donít expect to see a full careerís worth of qualifications on your resume. But because you may be competing against candidates who do have a more extensive background than you, itís good to incorporate experiences in your life that show you can accomplish the goals the company has set forth.

For instance, if you have worked in a family memberís mom and pop shop, list this in your history. And if you are the president of a number of school clubs, jot these down along with your leadership experiences in these positions. You donít have to name Fortune 500 companies to impress an employer. You just need to show that you have a background (as well as education) that is relevant to the job you want.

Add Testimonials

Many interns are finding that a short job history can often be padded with references that are listed right on the resume in the form of testimonials. If you know individuals that you plan to list as references, ask them to provide you with quick two- or three-sentence quotes that you can place on your resume. This added touch provides you with backing that could convince a hiring manager that you are a good choice for an interview.

Resumes can be intimidating to write, even at the executive level, so donít feel bad if youíre a bit nervous about the process. Just take time to think about what the employer wants in an internship candidate, and then show that you have what it takes to deliver the goods.

For additional tips and advice on resumes and cover letters, follow us on Twitter @GreatResume or visit our blog.

Posted on Thursday, Dec 01, 2011 11:18:58 CST by jhernandez

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