How To Get An Internship or Entry-Level Job
During college, I found the internship recruitment process and entry-level job recruitment process extremely overwhelming. Many of my friends and family members struggled to secure internships and their entry-level full-time roles. I am thankful that I have secured internships and full-time positions at top companies like EY and Google. I created this guide to share my best practices to help you secure your dream internships and jobs.
Here is a recap of how to get an internship or entry-level job:
1. Write down all of your experiences (part-time jobs, class projects, volunteer initiatives internships)
2. Identify your strengths and weakness
- Reflect on what brings you joy and what drains you
- Ask friends, family, classmates, and former co-workers about yourself
- Take the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment
3. Identify 5-10 target companies that you want to work for
4. Update your Resume
- Review Harvard’s Resume Guide
- Use the Google XYZ formula when updating your resume
5. Update your LinkedIn
- Read this article to understand LinkedIn profile best practices.
- Build relationships/ network with people at your target companies (use LinkedIn and or the alumni network at your University)
6. Get referrals from individuals at your target companies to increase your chances of securing interviews
7. Prep for the interviews and get the job
- Commonly asked interview question video prep. You can also read this article for common interview questions prep.
- Learn the STAR Method