Tips from FireEye's University Recruiting Team

 

Resume

Highlight the skills and experiences that are most relevant to that particular role. Make your skills the selling point of your resume. Include specific skills that pertain to your objective such as computer languages, technical skills, and lab techniques. You may also include interpersonal and adaptive skills such as communication, leadership, writing research, teamwork, etc.

Think about clubs and activities outside of school that provided you with relevant skills and make sure to include them. Put these in addition to relevant coursework descriptions and key terms learned. It often helps to include project links related to your work such as, WordPress, Github, Squarespace, Wix, etc.

Consider sharing a quote or two from an employer or academic reference. If you can find the space, references can add a lot of individuality to your resume.

Think about formatting and how a recruiter or manager will read your resume. Make it easy for them to see how you stand out with skimmable formatting. Make strategic use of bold, caps, and italics – but be consistent with use.

Cover Letter

The cover letter is really a place to share your passion. Tell us about your career goals and how you plan to achieve them. Tell us about your success and what you did to achieve your accomplishments. Write a few sentences about how you have used your skills and why you are a good fit for the role. You can also include information on what drew you to FireEye and what you hope to get out of your internship experience. The more we know about you, the more intrigued we will be.
 

Interview

The interview is where your personality can shine. Take the opportunity to discuss your skills and fit with the role, but also share some things about you. We want to see your enthusiasm and curiosity for your studies and the industry. Share examples of collaborative projects or creative solutions to difficult problems. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – it goes a long way to be engaged and interested in learning more.



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