10 Things You Need to Know About Resumes and Cover Letters
by Jonnee-Mae Pedersen
Applying for internships can be a stressful, tiring, and nerve-racking experience. However, successfully landing an internship is a great way to earn extra money, gain experience, and help beef up your resume. With nearly 3,700 students signed up for SCiP, it is important to have a strong resume and cover letter to help you stand out from other candidates.
In general, it’s best to apply early and often. Don’t wait until the deadline to apply for an internship - it can leave you scrambling to tailor your resume and cover letter for the position.
We know, you’ve heard it before - grammar, grammar, grammar! Spelling errors can lead to embarrassing situations, which can show incompetence or the inability to pay attention to detail. Avoid spelling errors and improper punctuation by having a second pair of eyes look at your application before sending it. Use a consistent font style and size for both documents, and never use a font smaller than size 11.
Applying these elements to your resume and cover letter will help you create a clean and professional looking document, helping you stand out from other candidates.