I recently attended the “How to find an internship
employer panel” put on by the career center. There were employers from Special Olympics Michigan, The Grand Rapids Griffins, Quicken Loans and The Department of Environmental Quality and they all had some AMAzing advice I'm excited to share with you! Here were my takeaways: Your resume should be no longer than a page, it should be short, sweet and to the point. Connect with employers on LinkedIn, if your resume catches there eye they will use your LinkedIn profile for further consideration. If you are worried about your resume, remember that you’re applying for an internship because you don’t have relatable work experiences and employers know that so don’t stress! Piggybacking off of that, because you don’t have related
work experiences, employers really like to pay attention to activities and involvement. How involved in the community are you? Do you volunteer in your free time? How are you networking with professionals? How are you putting yourself out there? Are you involved in any clubs on campus? These are the things that employers are looking for, these are the things that will get you
noticed in a pool of everyone else that is equally as qualified for a position. Additionally, if you hear back from employers, do not bother them, follow ups are good they show determination but follow this rule of thumb: one follow up email and one call within a week of submitting your resume, that’s it. Also, be careful about what you’re posting on social media, Employers have ways to see your stuff even if your profiles are private, so here is there advice: don’t post anything online that you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see. Lastly,
employers are looking for someone who can bring something to the table, be enthusiastic and passionate, always continue networking and utilize your resources. Those are my tips for the week, don’t forget October 2nd is our Buffalo Wild Wings social, can’t wait to see you all there!
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