Here are four tips to help boost your chances of getting the internship you want.
Know the Company’s Culture
Familiarize yourself with the company’s corporate culture so you can tailor your application and cover letter to fit the workplace environment. Experts suggest adding key words and phrases from the company’s mission and values to really impress recruiters.
Use Social Networking to Your Advantage
Scan your LinkedIn connections and try to find a connection to your interested place of employment or for current employees that share your alma mater. More companies are using Twitter to find candidates, and you can demonstrate your interest in the industry by posting relevant news and following people in the business.
Clean Up Your Online Life
Google your name, and check to see what comes up. Most potential employers will conduct a simple online search of candidates and any bad information can hurt your chances of being hired as an intern.
Start a Professional Blog
Becoming a blogger is a great way to take control of your online presence. Maintaining a current and professional industry-focused blog shows interest in the field and your work ethic.
With the competition heating up among college students for summer internships, here are some tips to help get your application to the top of the pile.