It’s that time of year again!
No, not the holiday season (although we are all excited for that too).
It’s officially the point in the semester where everyone starts to think about spring internships and even jobs for all you December graduates. So while you’re updating your resume and crafting the perfect cover letter, there are a few things you should be keeping in mind.
1. Pretty much everyone is proficient in Microsoft Office. You can skip including that on your resume. What jobs really like to see is something that not everyone can master, like Adobe Creative Suite or expertise with a blogging platform.
2. The majority of people are also saying that they’re ‘organized’ and that they ‘have great people skills’. Your future employer is looking for things that you can bring to the table that other candidates can’t.
3. Highlight what makes you unique. Having skills and experience is all well and good, but from my experience potential employers are looking for candidates that have that ‘little something extra’ or that ‘spark’.
You know yourself better than anyone, and even though interviews can be intimidating they are the limited time that you have to get across how much of an asset you can be to a company. So instead of listing a set of skills that most people your age probably have, set your sights higher and aim to communicate what makes you different, and better, than everyone else who is applying for the same position.
What are some other tips to make yourself stand out in an interview? We want to hear from you!