Every day companies are inundated with emails so you need to make sure yourself stand out from the crowd. Make sure you know your strengths but also examples to keep the person reading your email interested. Your goal is too keep them reading and of course, make sure they like what they read. If you are fantastic at managing a team- tell them about a time you managed a team and a successful outcome. Keep them KEEN 🙂
Network, Network, Network! This really is so important. Attend conferences, lectures and networking events in your area of expertise, you never know who you will meet at these events, you may also hear about job opportunities? If you don’t already have a LinkedIn page, SET UP ONE! This is crucial and another great way to connect with people in your area. If you have one set up, make sure it is up to date.
Perfect your CV and Cover letter
Make sure your CV and cover letter are up to date. I highly recommend getting one or two of your classmates or family to read both your CV and Cover letter to ensure everything flows correctly. It’s extremely hard to judge your own writing so get a friend of family member to proof this for you.
Knock on a few doors!
I don’t mean literally but there is absolutely no harm in emailing a few companies that you would love to intern with. Outline in the email why you have chosen them and attach your CV. At times we must be persistent but there is a fine line between persistent and annoying 🙂