6 Golden rules for drafting an internship resume for freshers

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6 golden rules for drafting an internship resume for freshers

Scoring a meaningful Internship and finding a good mentor can be an ideal launchpad for an individual stepping out into the professional realm. As a beginner with no work experience, the journey can seem like an uphill task. To make this climb a little easier, here are 6 golden rules to drafting a perfect internship resume, just keep these in mind and you might just be splurging away your very first salary soon. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Location matters!

 

 

 

 

 

Even though most internships in the post pandemic world are online, one should always include one’s location as a part of the resume. In case of an offline internship, the location becomes all the more important.

Let’s say you live in Chennai and apply for an internship in Delhi. What do you think would be the HR executive’s initial reaction? 

“Why is he/she applying for an internship here?”

Well in case you are serious about your application, you need to clearly state “willing to relocate” preferably in bold letters.

 

 

 

 

2. LinkedIn helps!!

 

 

 

 

 

Having a linkedin profile showcases your connections and followers to your potential employers. Adding your github, behance or other portfolio links is a great idea as well. This helps the HR executive see your relevant work, acts as a proof for your skills and makes you easily stand out from the rest of the crowd. 

So next time don’t shy away from sharing your Linkedin and other profiles on your resume!

 

 

 

 

3. No photos please!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's make one thing clear, your resume is not your tinder profile! A photograph is not an essential part of a resume, so It's best to avoid adding one ( unless specifically asked for in the job description). Your photograph might create unwanted bias in the HR’s head and lead to a tendency to judge you by your appearance, before you even get a chance to woo them with your charm! So, it's better to save those selfies for your Instagram profile !

 

 

 

 

4. Write a crisp summary to impress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary is the most crucial part of your resume. It can make or break your chances of bagging an internship. An ideal summary should be crisp, have the right skills and should showcase relevant accomplishments that makes you an ideal candidate for the internship. ( To know more about how to write a summary,)

 

 

 

 

5. ATS is not a myth

 

 

 

 

 

ATS is an application screening software that is used by most big companies to streamline their hiring process. Do you know that almost 80% of resumes don’t even reach the HR manager’s desk! They are rejected by the ATS software itself as being “irrelevant”.

So what is the best way to pass the ATS test? 

The answer is simple, use the keywords from the job description in your resume. Most softwares are programmed to target only certain keywords in resumes that are fed to them by the HR department. 

If you have those keywords in your resume, congratulations, you made it to the interview round. (To know more about ATS compliance resume, click here)

 

 

 

 

6. Stand out from the crowd: add relevant accomplishments

 

 

 

 

 

The best way to stand out from the crowd, when you don’t have any work experience, is to showcase your college accomplishments and projects and present them logically connecting them to the field of work. 

For example: Let’s say you are applying for an internship at a finance firm and in college you helped keep the budget and finance books for the college fest, specify how the skills your acquired make you an ideal candidate and an obvious choice!!

 

 

 Start building your internship winning resume now!
 

 

 

 

Going through all these points makes you realise that resume writing is no joke. There are so many pointers to take care of! A single mistake can cost you your dream job! But don’t worry, HyreSnap is here to help. Our A.I Engine extracts the keywords from the job description and automatically includes them in your resume within minutes. Not only that, it helps you present your skills and accomplishments in an optimal manner that matches the job description. We also provide you with a job search option where you can easily find jobs that match your resume in any city of your choice. Our resume formats are ATS friendly and approved by more than 40 HR experts. We make your resume-building process easy and efficient. 

Use Hyresnap resume builder to make your perfect resume now.

 

Author: Khushi Malhotra