- Tailor your resume
Highlight your relevant experience with each company in mind.
- Learn from others.
Pay attention to what successful people in your field are doing.
- Ask someone to lunch.
Email an employee at the company you want to work for, buy them lunch, and pick their brain!
- Go to conferences and networking events.
- Look for internships up to nine months in advance.
Many companies start looking at the beginning of the school year.
- Set useful goals.
Don’t set goals that seem so out of reach that you give up on trying to reach them.
You’ll gain new perspectives, and new experiences.
- Do practice interviews.
Whether though CAP’s Practice Interview Program or Interview Stream, practice makes perfect.
- Take a speech class.
Communication skills are some of the most highly desired. Luckily, JMU offers this through GenEds.
- Use your down time wisely.
Read a book, practice something. AKA, stop playing CandyCrush.
- Create a “Brag Folder”.
Save all the resumes, cover letters, bios, and personal statements so you have quick access to them later.
- Be a Fan First.
When you want to connect with a successful person, be a fan first, build them up, share their work, then ask for a favor later
- Always be your own knight in shining amour.
Don’t wait for someone to offer you thing. Go get it yourself!