Where you intern has the potential to set the trajectory for the rest of your professional career. But with little experience to your name, knowing how to make an impression can be a daunting task. Until now.
When it comes to setting the stage for your next internship, be prepared to hear conflicting advice. That's because since the hiring process, including internships, went digital, finding, searching for and securing work has been transformed. What was once a paper process is now almost exclusively digitally-based. Which leaves many hopeful new prospects wondering whether the old rules still apply to the new game.
Case in point, the cover letter. Here's the thing. While the cover letter alone will not likely guarantee you the internship, it can give you the upper hand in what can be a very competitive market. Think about it, with the adoption of technologies and automated processes, it's never been easier for hopefuls just like you to mass apply to a number of opportunities. On the receiving end, companies are overwhelmed by the countless number of applicants to sort through.
Internship Cover Letter Guide
As an entry-level professional, the cover letter can be especially challenging since you have not yet gained the work experience necessary to claim your spot. However, as this article from Internships.com points out, there are a number of ways to highlight your unique skills.
Follow this detailed step-by-step guide to drafting a killer cover letter and learn the following:
About the Author: Laura Riley is a writer who specializes in career advice and professional development. She has a Master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Miami University.