While you may get second chances when talking to someone face-to-face, your resume will not. Think of your resume as an extension of yourself and how you would want someone to perceive you. Instead of thinking long term about landing that job, switch up your mindset to short term. Your short term goal should be to secure a job interview. Once you get an interview, then you’re able to elaborate on why you’re deserving of working with this company.
So now you may be asking, “How do I get a job interview?” Well, there is one specific section on your resume that employers will be more interested in than any other section. Experience! Internships are the perfect way to enhance your resume through relevant experiences. When an employer sees that you’ve completed an internship over the summer, for a hefty 6 month span, or even abroad, it will go a long way to convincing them that you are an asset to their company. It’s not enough to simply show you’ve spent some time as an intern. List the tasks you’ve done and projects you’ve participated in to demonstrate your value. During your internship you can acquire new skills and abilities which can improve yourself as a young professional, and furthermore enhance your resume. The more experience you acquire, the better you position yourself for success in landing a job.