So you’ve got your resume ready? Now it’s time to send it.
This part is one of the reasons why I created this post.
First of all, list down all the companies you want to work in. Find the HR email addresses, usually available in the websites. You can also check Twitter @kampusupdate, @InfoDKV, @advertisingUI, or @ahensiexahensi. If you’re planning to have internship during your college holiday, lets say in June. Send your resume in April, to more than one companies. Just because you send it today, doesn’t mean you’ll get response and be accepted tomorrow. Chill and wait. No response for two weeks? Find another company. Basically agencies and magazines always need interns. So if you don’t hear anything from them now, you might get a call in the future. Because we usually keep the interesting resumes.
The last time I looked for interns, I received so many useless email. I’m sooooooo tired by emails with no subject and even worse, with no body text. Like seriously?! If the subject and body text column are empty, that email will go off to the trash folder right away. I don’t care if you have an excellent resume attached in your email, but if you send the email without writing anything, you’re joking me. Here’s a simple cover letter template that you can use as a reference.
Dear (insert name) Sir/Madam,
My name is Sharla, I’m a college student at Universitas Indonesia, majoring in Communication. I saw your internship program announcement on Twitter and I’d like to apply as your digital strategist intern at Ad 101 Agency. I am a social media enthusiast and I would love to learn about digital strategist in your company. I am active on social media and blog, you can read it at http://xxxx
I am seeking for internship in June to July 2014. I enclosed this email with my resume. Hope to hear from you soon, thank you.
Sharla+62818 xxx xxxwww.blogaddress.com
In the next post, I’ll be talking about what to wear and what to say at an interview. See you!