Internships are great – but there are plenty of other ways to bulk up your resume without limiting yourself to indentured servitude.
You want your resume to say something about what type of person you are, your work ethic and what you’re capable of accomplishing.
Here are some outside-of-the-internship box suggestions to bulk up your resume content.
• Become an Entrepreneur
No matter how small, starting your own business shows determination, drive and motivation – all skills that employer’s value.
When describing your grassroots business experience, you can emphasize organizational skills, profit-building and experience you gained in managing others.
• Become Tech-Savvy
The world has gone viral – and you should, too! Take courses on computer programs that are valued within your field.
The newer and more cutting-edge, the better! Potential employers value those with the skills to take them into the future.
• Become Bi- or Multi-Lingual
Yes, it’s harder than it sounds. However, the payoff is quite significant! With globalization making the world feel smaller each passing day, language skills are one asset that’s sure to pay off for years to come.
• Become a Volunteer
Volunteering for a cause you’re passionate about shows you’re passionate and
non-profits are usually excited to have you on board.
They’ll utilize whatever skills you’re offering. That means you’ll gain business experience in the non-profit sector and have the rewarding experience of helping out a good cause of your choosing.
Sounds like a win-win to us!
• Become a Temp or Part-timer in a Related Field
If you can’t secure full-time employment, why not try a related field? Often times, getting your foot in the door is all it takes to secure a job – there’s nothing wrong with starting small and building a career from there.
Do you have any other suggestions to diversify a resume?