IMB’s Resume Tips & Tricks for Applying

Internships at IBM

At IBM, you will work alongside a global community of 6000+ interns in a workplace that champions inclusion and a culture of giving back. IBM’s internship programs are an opportunity to learn from the best and develop skills that will make you stand out in today’s rapidly evolving market. If you’re ready to do what you love and having a great time doing it, join us.

Highlight your accomplishments: Whether from an internship, the classroom, volunteer experience, etc.

Include links to your work: Include personal websites, GitHub, design portfolio, and social media links such as LinkedIn.

Try to quantify your experience: How big was the project? How long did it last, what were the results? Be specific about how you measure success from the achievement.

Put the most important information at the top: If a recruiter scans, the first few bullet points in each section should contain the most relevant information.

Keep it clear and concise: Be sure the formatting and font are consistent and ensure that your spelling is correct.

99% of hiring managers review resumes digitally: Ensure your resume can be read easily, and the formatting stays consistent when uploading.


Steps to Applying

Apply: Once you find a role that interests you, the first step is to complete your application online. To help us stay connected, we recommend that you join our Talent Network when applying.

Online assessments: Depending on the role you have applied for, you may be required to take an online assessment (coding or video).

Interview: All interviews will be conducted virtually for the time being. The format of the interviews (behavioral, case study, or technical) will depend on the role you are interviewing for.

Decision: You will be notified shortly after your Final Interview if you’ve been selected for the IBM job or internship.

By Sarah Seavey
Sarah Seavey