What Employers REALLY Want to See from a Summer Intern

I’m writing this blog post as someone who has sat on the trading floor while Heads of Desks discuss with their teams who they should hire as their summer intern. I know that what they say they want is often very different to the person who actually ends up being interviewed and ultimately offered a position. Your universities and recruitment consultants will have a load of criteria for you. They will give you advice on how to write your covering letter. How to lay out your CV. How to present yourself on the day of the interview. Whilst this is all valuable information and I’m not saying you shouldn’t listen to it, what they can’t tell you is what the guys on the ground REALLY look for when they are hiring their summer intern. 1. Don’t be the Same The Head of the Desk is normally given a couple…