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There’s a lot to consider when pursuing your first internship: from building your personal brand and developing your resume to effectively communicating your strengths and experiences. That’s why we asked some of Deutsche Bank’s recruiters what advice they’d give students looking to break into the world of financial services. They offered some great ideas about how to differentiate yourself to land an internship, and below are their top tips.
1. Build a brand, tell your story
People will build an idea of what you stand for based on your words and actions. Are you sharing interesting content? Creating your own? Keeping your photos professional? Potential employers use everything from Facebook to publications to build a detailed image of candidates. In this connected job market, building a personal brand can sometimes take you further than a traditional resume. Not sure where to start? The bank’s recruiters have three key pointers to get you going:
2. Aim to impress with your application
Just because you’ve built a strong brand, it doesn’t mean you can rest when it comes to your resume and applications. Being detail-oriented and keeping an eye towards where you want to be in the future is key. Keeping your long-term goals in mind and tailoring your applications to relevant internships will move you in the right direction. Stay on track with these simple rules:
3. Clear communication is critical
You’ve made it to the interview stage—now it’s time to let your insight and experience do the talking. Preparation, confidence, and a strong interview strategy will help you build rapport with your interviewers and showcase your skills under pressure. Prove yourself with these three interview essentials:
When you’re starting out in banking, don’t lose sight of what you stand for, what you’ve accomplished, and where you see yourself in the future. When you know yourself and your brand, you can speak to it confidently and make the connections you need to start your career.
This post was sponsored by Deutsche Bank.
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