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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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How to Stand Out in the Application Process

Number one, write an excellent resumé (Chapter 9 shows you how). Hiring managers may view hundreds of resumés for a single internship, and yours needs to stand out. Translate your experience, whether it’s waitressing or volunteering for a homeless shelter, and turn it into concrete knowledge, skills, and abilities.
You must be able to sell yourself and communicate your experience effectively. List your experiences (extracurricular activities, volunteering, clubs) as actual jobs. Don’t exclude these experiences simply because you weren’t paid to do them. Employers won’t expect you to have a huge amount of work experience, but they do want to see how you have spent your time and what leadership skills ...

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