Have you ever sent an email or text with a glaring typo, and you felt your soul fall to pieces as it floated away through cyberspace and to your friend’s phone or computer? The ever-popular iPhone auto-correct “fails” definitely make light of spell check faux pas, but when it happens in a job application, no one is laughing. Before you send out a cover letter or resume, triple check a couple of things.
My first volunteering experience was when I was in middle school. I was in National Junior Honor Society, and like National Honor Society in high school, we had to get in a certain number of volunteer hours. I spent most of my time that school year at the local library, helping with computer sign-in, checking younger kids’ homework, and shelving books. It also fulfilled the dream my much younger self had of being a librarian some day. Now that I’m in college, I, and students like me, always hear that it is a great idea to intern and volunteer, but a lot of people seem to forget the “volunteer” part of that statement. For some students, the job doesn’t seem worth putting on your resume if you can’t add the word “intern” after your title. However, that is not the case!