Internships are one of the most valuable additions to your Resume. Here’s how you can ace it!
Have you been wondering whether to go for that internship?
Internships are one of the most valuable additions to your Resume. They are the doorway to professional experience and apply your theory to practise.
Every employer looks for an internship in you profile. Internships are a great way to learn, they help you manage your time better, and make you build networks within the industry.
It is necessary to determine which field you want to choose, and internships provide the foundation for it.
One of the most important questions recruiters ask is Why they should hire you? And the way that you answer this question will help you bag the job or trash this opportunity.
Why should you be offered this internship? Here are our top 5 answers:
“Thank you for asking this question! Well, firstly, I think I will be a great fit for the internship since I am quick at learning techniques and highly passionate about pursuing a professional career in this field. I have begun to put up some groundwork – I have had a look at your company’s vision, mission and future goals, and I feel that they align perfectly with mine.”
Explanation: After having thanked the interviewer for the question, you have highlighted two of your strong points (quick at learning and a passionate worker).
Further show your interest in the company and its workings to show the recruiter that you’re ready for the position. This shows that you’re capable of handling the internship and ready to learn.
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“I wish to pursue this internship to give myself an opportunity to explore this domain. Although I have a prior knowledge in this field and have accumulated some knowledge about it, I have the opinion that this internship will give me a chance to experience it practically. I wish to learn, upskill, and acquire more experience, which can shape me as a valued professional in this field.”
Explanation: With this answer, you have given the recruiter a true picture of why you are fit for the job- you are willing to get a good hold on the domain and learn more about it.
“I think I am the perfect candidate for this role because I am a multitasker. During my college/university years, I have made sure to gain more practical understanding of how things work outside of academics, as is noted in my Resume. The art of time management was something that acquired trying to manage my extra-curricular with my academics. I can be sure to put forth my 100% in whatever has been put up in front of me. I am a firm believer in quality and always make sure to never compromise on it.”
Explanation: Interns are often required to handle numerous tasks simultaneously and meet strict deadlines. Hence, time management is a very valued skill.
“As soon as the job description was presented to me, I instantaneously realised that this is the perfect job profile for me. I have all the skills and qualifications required to handle the roles and responsibilities asked for and promise to put up my best work during the internship tenure. I have a great command over communication skills, I’m a team player, and I’m a dedicated worker. All I want is a chance to prove it to you.”
Explanation: Though the beginning of this answer may seem generic, the line portrays confidence and optimism which are the inherent qualities of a leader.
“I am aware that you are looking for deserving candidates for this internship, and I can positively put up my name as one of them. After looking at my Resume and having listened to my views, hopefully I have given you a fair idea of my expertise, my passion, and my interests. My professional goals align perfectly with that of your company, and I’d like nothing more than a chance to be a part of it.”
Literary enthusiast and an avid reader, Rashi has developed a keen interest in unraveling the mysteries of the world of business. She is currently pursuing PGDM in marketing & Sales from TAPMI, and look forward to honing her skills and helping out fellow student community. Patience, Persistence and Perseverance are her key companions and books are dearest friends.