A resume is not only about work experience. It should show your unique qualities, skills and background. It is important to highlight items that demonstrate your value. Most resumes are one page, so be concise. You can provide more details in the interview.
Resumes can include such details as:
- Experience: Include other internships and part- or full-time employment.
- Education: List any degrees you have earned. If you are currently enrolled, include your expected date of graduation, major and GPA (especially if it's higher than 3.0).
- Technical and computer skills: Include basic Windows or Mac programs, in addition to any special computer programs you know.
- Relevant coursework: For example, an art class may not be beneficial for a bank, but it would be relevant if you are applying for a graphic design internship.
- Clubs or activities: This will show that you are well-rounded and also give a glimpse into areas that interest you. Be sure to include any leadership positions!
- Other related accomplishments: Recognition, awards, etc.
Provide prospective employers with multiple ways of getting in contact with you. Some may prefer to email information to you, while others may set up a phone interview. You also want to ensure that your email address and voicemail greeting are professional.
Use the Internet or word-processing programs to find a template to help you create your resume. This is an easy way to get a professional look.