Looking to do a Barcelona Internship this summer? An internship in this beautiful city will make your summer shine (on your resume and..literally!). So, you’re looking for a Barcelona internship this summer or maybe you’ve already landed one? Either way, read this article and I promise you that you will be a success. (Pst, SuiteLife is looking for online marketing and social media interns and now you can be the top candidate! )
First there is the resume and the never-easy-to-write cover letter. Both need to be flawless and please note: updated! Never forget to bulletpoint-in your recent job(s)! The resume, I personally don’t have a problem with. The tricky task is how to write that cover letter. Ugh, spare me! While applying for probably 50 internships last spring (everything from internships in Stockholm, Los Angeles and Copenhagen to London and Manchester), I felt that I was climbing Mount Everest. Going to plenty of lectures and workshops that taught you how to master this task, I’m now on the top of that mountain and it’s not as cold as I thought.
First and foremost, the opening of the cover letter should include the purpose of your email. For example: ” I’m inquiring about the open X position at X that I found on X.” Stating the purpose before you jump into your personal pitch is important. Second, provide a snapshot of your relevant past experiences is key. Relevant doesn’t mean your job at Starbucks when applying for an internship in the marketing or PR field. Your PR job last summer, much more so! Also, remember to tie your past experience to the position you are applying for.
Sidenote: In your signature, include links to your social media channels. Trust me, they’ll be looking anyways so you might as well save them the google search. Good channels to include are twitter account(s), your blog and LinkedIn.
And, please please.. no firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com – s . Email accounts like those will make CEO’S raise their eyebrows and with one click your hard-work will go from their inbox to their trash.
So, hey! With that perfect resume and cover letter the interview is now scheduled, right? Does it look dreadful in your calendar!? Well, it shouldn’t because it won’t be..dreadful. If you are coming to work in Barcelona from overseas, many recruiters might want to have the interview with you over the phone. This can be an easy task to master (and much less nervous) once you know how to show off your stuff over the phone. Below, I outlined some hints for you. Read and take notes:
Now when the phone interview went smoothly you probably received one of those go-out-celebrating-with-a-cosmopolitan emails saying that you got the job, right? So, now when you landed your dream job or Barcelona internship, it’s time to start thinking about what to wear. If you just got out of school or entered the work force for the first time, it might be time to plan a shopping spree to upgrade your closet. Here are the essentials every PR or marketing girl should have in her closet.
Now, it’s time to go career hunting.
Good Luck! And P.S. Don’t forget to create a LinkedIn profile to find a Barcelona internship!