It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming, and while that still does mean looking forward to the beach and relaxing, it also means summer internship applications are open.
We’re all applying to summer internships. Right now, many people know their summer plans, but some of you may have no idea.
A large part of the application process is creating a resume that is concise and attention getting. The University of Florida’s Career Resource Center and College of Journalism and Communications offer resources to help make your resume as perfect as possible.
Here are some tips that will help you improve your resume so you can land your dream internship:
- Use action verbs.
It is important to use action words in a resume when describing your tasks and accomplishments. Action verbs are words like ‘established,’ ‘facilitated’ and ‘developed.’
- Provide numbers.
By using numbers to show your accomplishments at a job it allows you to show the employer exactly what you did. It helps put your work into context, and then they can understand the weight of it.
- Tailor it to the job.
Every resume should be tweaked to reflect the job you are applying for. It will prove to the employers that you have the skills they’re looking for. This is even more important if your resume is lengthy. Make sure to exclude positions that are not relevant to the job, especially if your resume is longer than one page.
Happy applying and good luck!
Written by Olivia Nutting; edited by Hannah Ross