Bring out the combat boots and throw out the strappy sandals because Fall is on it’s way! While Fall fashion is something we all need to prepare for, so is the Fall internship season. Now is the time to start looking for internships (here.) From the Nylon fashion closet to paid positions at Valentino, the best of the best are looking to snatch up, well, the best of the best. But before you race to apply to these lavish positions, you need to update your resume.
We’ve given you advice on what to put on your resume to make it shine like glitter on a heap of bland pieces of paper; but now it’s time to take off the training heels. You know what to put on your resume, but, now, we’re disclosing what you need to take off…
X the objective
Unless you’re purposefully looking to eat up space on your resume, listing an objective is more than obsolete. You’re applying for an internship; your objective is obvious. Plus, no busy employer is going to take the extra three seconds to read an actual sentence. Regardless of typing an objective, fragments, fragments, fragments, my friend!
You don’t matter
Frankly speaking, whom you are as a person is irrelevant and a waste of space on your resume. Being a tennis prodigy or a knitting queen says nothing about yourself as a worker. Until you have the position, no one cares about your individual quirks. Your resume should act as a straightforward layout of what you can accomplish in a cubicle.
Confidentiality is key
If an employer wants references, they will ask for them. Simple as that. Listing references on your resume is a space eater and detracts from any valuable information you could be including. To organize your references and have them on hand, create a seperate document including your reference information and bring it along to your interview. That way you won’t have to dig through the deep depths of Victoria’s Secret promotions and OkCupid updates when looking for your previous boss’ email.
No selfies, please
It’s not Instagram, and including a picture is just down right creepy. Don’t believe me? At one of my internships my boss flat-out told me to delete any resumes that came with pictures. If they want to know what you look like, they’ll cyber-stalk you.
You’re all set! Now, get to deleting so you can get applying!