Posted by Sue on 3/5/2012
As an owner of a small but rapidly
growing business I constantly need
staff. I put ads on CraigsList advertising
for paid interns. I am a firm believer
that no one should work for free.
What catches my eye on my potential candidates:
1) They volunteered, worked past time, or interned with something to do with graphic design.
Why? It shows that they have a passion and an interest in it :)
2) They received decent grades - you don't have to be top of your class but having decent grades
shows me that you liked what you were learning and did well in it :)
3) Your contact information is on your cover letter and resume - your phone number and your email ..
I know this sounds silly, but I can't tell you how many resumes I read that don't have it.
I was an intern and that is how I got my start, 30 years ago! Hard to believe :)
I am a huge supporter of internships and put my money where my mouth is.
My head designer was an intern and I promote from within.