How can I make my resume attractive for a first internship?

I am just starting out and looking to gain my first internship. Do you have suggestions on the best ways to make my resume desirable to potential internship sites?

In absence of employment:

  • Think laterally! What have you done that could be considered work experience (note - no one said you need to get PAID for it to be work experience)

In absence of side projects:

  • Any interesting books/hobbies/sports/documentaries you’ve read/played/watched - put them in so that you appear rounded and interesting

In absence of technical skills:

  • Learn some technical skills fast so you can put them in

If you still feel you’re lacking:

  • Work on your weaknesses and apply later

Hope this helps!

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