Table of Contents Audition for a Full-Time Position Resumé Builder Get to Know People Understand Your Boss Early Wins Increase Your Visibility! Evaluate Your Progress Exit Interview Ask for a Reference Questions?
Audition for a Full-time Position Present yourself as someone seeking full- time employment You never want to be anything but pleasant to work with
Resumé Builder An internship is a resumé builder and a way to develop interview material Get a project that is tight and results oriented Take ownership of the project
Get to Know People Get to know everybody, including past interns, etc Be very specific when you ask them for information Find people to have lunch with Get to know them personally (probably more towards the end of your internship) Ask your manager, “Who should I get to know?”
Understand Your Boss How does he/she like to communicate? Does he/she prefer email or communicating in person? Is he/she more visual? Does he/she like to get information and then think about it?
Early Wins Think about how can you make your boss look good Milestones and tasks Focus on early wins that you can market (but not too much) When you meet senior people Be prepared to give a quick summary of your projects If applicable, offer your hypothesis for solving a problem you’ve been dealing with
Increase Your Visibility! Ask to attend a big meeting Sometimes WHO in the room is more important than the topic Be conscious of whether or not you should speak Were you doing work on the topic? If in doubt, check with your supervisor ahead of time Go above and beyond the job responsibility If you think it adds value and is something you can be known for Be careful—make sure it will NOT change their opinion of you in undesirable ways Ex. If you are in marketing, don’t be doing hard core IT work
Evaluate Your Progress Have “check-in” meetings Ask “what have I been doing well?” Ask “what should I be doing differently?” Be open to feedback! After that, set goals What will you work on next? What do you need from your boss to make it happen? Journal your accomplishments Update your resumé along the way
Exit Interview Have some kind of exit interview(s) Say thank you, wrap up Look for seeds to plant for future opportunities If the company does not have a formal process Write up a summary of what you have worked on and get their feedback Ask if they can provide you with an introduction to someone or a group you want to meet or learn about
Ask for a Reference It does not need to be written A written reference is less powerful than if a company you are applying to can call your former manager Ask your boss “Would you be comfortable being called as a reference?
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