13 Sep 2011
Having an excellent Resume is a powerful tool in gaining Internship employment. A good resume allows potential employers to quickly glance over your skills and experiences. Most going into internships may not have a lot of work experience to list on their resumes, instead a good resume will focus on skills and education.
Resumes should always be clear and precise, it’s best to keep it simple. Your name and contact information should be listed on the top, perhaps in bold lettering. After your contact info, a short paragraph summarizing why you would be a good fit for the internship you are applying for.
It’s a good idea to start with education for your next paragraph. List schools you have attended as well as any degree or certifications you have earned. List classes that you have taken that is specific to the field you are applying for. If you have a high GPA or any educational awards, those are always good to list as well.
For your third paragraph, list skills that would make you desirable to the employer. While it’s good to list the common phrases such as ‘detail oriented’ or ‘self-starter’, list some specific skills as well. Knowledge of computer programs, technical skills or languages are important.