Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Resume and Interview Advice for Someone with Little to No Experience
As a freshman in college, I have been struggling with what to put on my resume as I start to look for my first internship. In December, I had the opportunity to meet with my PRSSA mentor and colleagues to discuss what they look for in an intern's resume.
When looking to hire someone, employers want to know that you want that position. It is important to make sure you do your research on the company beforehand and be prepared to tell the interviewer about their company. Be aware of what the position is asking for and create similar wording on your resume. Also, be ready to answer any questions with real life examples from your past jobs. Last, inform the interviewer why you would be a great fit for that position, using examples from your resume.
Having the skills required for a job is important, but people will only hire someone that they want to work with. Be passionate about the job and show them that you are committed to the company and its success. However, do not try to fake the excitement if it is not there. Sometimes, the position is not right for you. Overall, be confident in what it is that you can bring to the company.
Now that you know more about creating a beginner's resume, get to work and get those interviews!