Internship plays a major role in your resume. Companies prefer candidates who have at least some experience in the industry whether it is an internship or any other work. Internships are the best way to gain hands-on experience with new technologies and real-world projects. Internships are not that easy if you find yourself at the wrong place. Searchin and applying for the right internship is a bit tedious but achievable.
Searching an Internship
Finding the right internship for you is one of the most crucial parts of this journey. First try to decide in which field you are interested (such as DevOps, web development, android development, Cloud, Security), write them on a piece of paper, and search for the companies that offer the desired role.
Use sites like LinkedIn, SimplyHired.com, LookSharp.com, Internships.com, angle. co where companies post new internship opportunities. Try to remain active on platforms like LinkedIn and angle. co. Reach out to people who are working in that company or have worked in the past with that company this will give you an idea of what kind of work you will be doing in that company.
Build a Resume for Internship
Resume building is these days play a key role in landing a great internship, so before you start applying for roles, it’s important to make sure that your resume is up to date and includes your relevant skills and experience. All the skills that you mention in your resume should also match your LinkedIn profile and GitHub Profile.
Having a true resume will also help you realize what you can bring to the internship and what you still need to learn. Don’t try to add those skills that you are not aware of, keep it simple and authentic, and follow single-page format.
Practice Practice and practice
You need to practice for the interview. You need to practice for the Data Structure and Algorithm and You need to practice for the rejection as well. Starting with the first two, try to give at least 3-4 mock interviews before your final interview. Interviews are important as that is the place where your skills will be tested and verified. Have a good hold on your speaking skills. Don’t overthink about your rejection or tough questions.
Coming to the next part Data Structures and Algorithm. They will play a key role in your interview, especially for a paid internship. Before going for your interview brush up on your algorithms and preferred programming language. In every interview, you will be asked for your prefers programming language most of the time it C++/Java/python.
Build Your Network
Getting a personal recommendation is like a cherry on the cake, so make sure to reach out to friends, family, colleagues, classmates, professors, and alumni to see if they know anyone hiring. Another great strategy is to look up the companies you’re interested in and reach out to employees there for an informational interview. You never know what opportunities it might lead to.
Approach any company employee with a genuine and specific reason. On why they should hire you, send your resume and wait for their response.
Hope for the best. You will get many rejections sometimes you will feel low but this is how it goes, all your rejections will have a 0 sum once you get your internship. At the end of the day, only your position and company will matter. Thank You !!