The holidays are a great time to relax and get together with friends and family, but the smartest college students know it’s also time to update their resume and send out job applications.
Those seeking an internship position for next summer need to apply right now!
For students just starting out, it can be a confusing time as they navigate trying to stand out in a crowded field. Pinterest, the popular visual bookmarking site, is one of many tech companies hiring and training interns.
We asked their University Recruiter Katie Layous for some insight into what they look for in a candidate.
When we do occasionally see a cover letter, keeping it specific to Pinterest as well as outlining your interests is important. Try to fill in the blanks around your life story that your resume can't highlight.
For Pinterest, listing a link to your Pinterest profile gives us a better understanding of how you are using our product as well as what you are interested in. This paired with what you are studying and your past work experience = getting noticed.
Providing a link to any side project(s), open source contributions, apps and things you are most proud of will also be helpful. We've seen a lot more personal websites and Github links recently, which helps us learn more about you and your work.
Career websites can feel like black holes, but they are still worth your time. We get a ton of applicants and do our best to review ever single application. It just might not be at the timeline you expect.
That said, if you know someone at the company reach out and ask them to send your application to the recruiting team for you. If we are coming to your school, drop by our events and introduce yourself. Lastly, don't be afraid to reapply. If you really want the role and don't hear back, it will never hurt to try again.
People that resonate with our core values and are passionate about our product are going to fit in well at the company. Do your research! Check out our career site where we have highlighted what cultural aspects are core to us. If these motivate you also, it is a win on all sides!
You took the time to get noticed, so also make sure we can reach you! Another one is spelling mistakes. Take a few extra minutes to proofread, and ask a friend to take a read through, too. It can go a long way.
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