Must Read: All Work, No Pay by Lauren Berger

Finished triple-proofing your resume for errors and picking out the perfect interview outfit? Consider stopping by your University’s on-campus Barnes & Noble bookstore and checking out All Work, No Pay by Lauren Berger, the Intern Queen.  What makes Lauren the “Intern Queen,” exactly? During her four years of college, she held 15 internships in the public relations, entertainment and media industries…queen status, if you ask me. All Work, No Pay is a quick read with lots of headers that make it easy to find key information on everything from business cards to writing samples. The book reiterates the traditional importance of concise, one-page resumes and handwritten thank-you cards, but does offer some new advice as well. Keep reading for my three of my favorite tips from the Intern Queen’s book:

1. Want a recommendation on your LinkedIn page? Don’t send the generic message to your former boss. Customize the message with a personal greeting and this powerful line straight from the book: “I had such a great experience interning for your company and would love for future employers to learn more about what I accomplished.”

2. Research, research, research! Look at a company’s ‘About Us’ page to find the mission statement, client list, background information and staff bios. Knowing as much as possible about the company you want to work for will make your cover letter and interview stand out above the rest. Consider this your first assignment and do your homework!

3. Don’t apply to any internship that is available. Apply extensively, but make sure you are looking into positions that you are truly passionate about. You’ll get more out of the experience and so will your employer.

All Work, No Pay offers an abundance of advice about landing the best internship for you, whether you’re an interning newbie or next in line for the Intern Queen throne. Check out the book at B&N stores and online.

Written by Guest Blogger, Kim O. – USC’s Master Intern

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