Eventually students come to the time to send a resume for student internships. But facing the task of writing a resume, students usually get stuck with it. Students tend to procrastinate, as usually the beginning of resume is the hardest part of writing. First- and second-year students may feel embarrassed thinking that they don’t have enough experience to add to a resume. The students of higher classes concerned that their achievements won’t be mentioned by the employers and they suffer on how to show their internships and academics in the way to be appreciated and mentioned. Usually a resume is skimmed for 10 seconds and you need to make one that catch the readers attention. An effective resume is only the list of experiences ordered in a simple and readable way.
The following steps will be a golden thread that guide you to make a top-notch resume.
1. Begin your resume with right information.
Place your personal data at the top. Make your name be noticed, select the 16 pt. font.
2. Be specific
If you are intending to be a part of internship program, the list of your experience should be appropriate. Resumes that have the concrete target, tend to be read more closely. A specific target will help to show your knowledge and achievements that present you as a right candidate to the position.
3. Be concise.
While describing your experiences, remember to be specific and concise. Avoid cliches and be to the point. Try to avoid personal pronouns and use more action verb.
4. Be honest.
Beginning a career with a lie may spell disaster. Start with being honest don’t decrease your credibility in the eyes of your employer.
5. Describe your professional objectives.
Your vision on future can lead you to a good position, as employer will pick the position that is more suitable for both your and company goals. Anyway this internship will be a good experience.
6. Number your achievements.
Employers pay big attention to your successes, but you need to present it appropriately. Quantify them in dollars, percentages and tell about annual goals.
7. List your education.
Mention your college name, your degree, grades, honors and all your achievements during the college. If you have attended additional classes or courses that are connected to your future internship, don’t forget to include it in your resume.
8. Include a portfolio and references.
Make sure to add your portfolio or a link to the online resource. Also add a list of reference, but make sure that the referee was asked for permission to be mentioned in your resume.
It may be all clear that a resume should be without spelling and grammar mistakes. Any error in your document may show you as inattentive and unqualified candidate. Proofread resume for several times and ask a friend to look it through. If it’s possible, ask professional or a career counselor to check you resume and to give some advice. Think twice and reach the perfection in your resume.