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How to Write a Cover Letter | 10 Tips for Getting Noticed

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The. Dreaded. Cover. Letter.

We all hope to find ways to stand out during our job search, and how best to convey “I’m perfect for this job!” to prospective employers. We also know that taking the …

By Emily Lamia - Idealist Careers
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Class of 2022 job search tips

So you’ve graduated. Now what? It’s time to figure out your next move. Getting a job after graduating college often means figuring out where your career and finances are heading, and that’s a big deal. A recent study from Moneywise …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
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How to Put an Internship on Your Student Resume [+examples]

As a soon-to-be fresh graduate, I’m familiar with the struggle of starting a career in the challenging year of 2021 almost too well. When applying for my first serious job, all those internships that I did during my university studies …

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5 Ways Using Social Media Can Help You Get a Job

Depending on your age and where you are in life, odds are you use social media for one or two reasons– entertainment purposes, to keep up with your friends and family, or to share moments of your life.

When it …

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What to do after you make a mistake at work

Making mistakes is part of human nature. It happens to everyone, all the time, and it will happen again. The truth is that some people are better equipped to handle their mistakes than others, and some can push past them …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
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How To Navigate A Career Fair (In Person & Virtual)

A career fair, whether in-person or virtual, is an excellent event for students to make connections with recruiters and companies, …

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Managing Your Job Seeker Mindset

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In a job search, your mindset can be your biggest asset or your most glaring liability. A negative mindset can…

Creating and Giving Business Presentations

Tatiana Kolovou
What makes a compelling presentation? A presentation that is built on strong research, tailored to your audience’s interests, and designed…

Becoming an Inspiring Mentor

Madecraft
Learning from a mentor is an invaluable professional experience. Your mentor guides you, shares perspective, and serves as an important…

Business Etiquette: Phone, Email, and Text

Suzanna Kaye
Phone, email, or text? Learn what communication method to use when. Suzanna Kaye starts with email, explaining everything from setting…

Developing Organizational Awareness

Lindsey Pollak
Organizational awareness, a key component of emotional intelligence, is a heightened level of consciousness about your organization and your role.…

Resume Makeover

Jenny Foss
If you’re looking for your dream job, you have to be prepared to act quickly. That means having an incredible,…

A Toolkit for Giving and Receiving Better Feedback

Big Think
At every stage of your career and in every professional role, feedback is tricky. Giving it in such a way…

Business Collaboration in the Modern Workplace

Phil Gold
The modern workplace is an exciting place. The digital revolution has provided new tools and ways of working that are…

Job Searching, Interviewing, and Negotiating Salary

Big Think
Whatever you trained for in college, your instructors probably left out the most important piece—how to look for and land…

Interview Master Class

Careercake
You’ve reached the final stage of the recruitment process. Now, all that stands between you and that job offer is…

Writing a Resume

Stacey Gordon
View Stacey’s LinkedIn Newsletter Finding a great job starts with writing a great resume, one that speaks to your personal…

Building Professional Relationships

Skyler Logsdon
Turning contacts into quality relationships takes effort. It’s not enough to connect on LinkedIn or to follow a person’s journey…

How to Highlight Your Job Skills

Chris Taylor
There are many skills that people possess in order to do their jobs successfully and competently. You have skills you…

Expert Tips for Answering Common Interview Questions

Linda Raynier
There are certain questions that interviewers volley at nearly all interviewees—regardless of the position or industry—in an attempt to get…

Returning to Work with a Resume Gap

Susan Rietano Davey
If you’re looking to return to work after taking a career break, even a brief one, the process can feel…

Cover Letter Tips

Jenny Foss
Cover letters offer job seekers an opportunity to explain how their education, skills, and experiences line up directly with the…

Finding a Remote Job

Mike Gutman
Do you want a remote job? Do you want more job flexibility? Do you want to be able to work…

Writing a Cover Letter

Jenny Foss
Cover letters matter. When done right, they spell out clearly who you are, what you have to offer, and—most importantly—why…

Writing Email

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Discover the secrets to writing powerful emails your colleagues will read and answer by crafting your message and delivery. In…

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