Cover letters are often an overlooked aspect of the job
search, but often your cover letter can be just as important as your resume.
Here are some tips we’ve compiled from working with students and employers:
Never arrive late:
Arrive to an interview at least 10 minutes before time. This will give you time to calmly wait for
the interview. Review your resume and
think about some of the points you want to bring up during the interview. Plus an interviewer should never have to wait
for your arrival.
Everyone has a network, even if you
don’t think you do. By setting a goal to
spend 30 minutes a day on strengthening your connections, you can build your
small network into a vibrant one. Here
are a few things you can do toward this end:
college students, we interact with student affairs professionals all the time.
They are an essential part of our Carolina experience, helping us seamlessly
weave together the threads of our academic, personal, and professional lives.
But have you ever considered getting involved in the field yourself? To kick
off Careers in Student Affairs month, I sat down to chat with University Career
Services’ very own Christy Walker to talk about her job as a career counselor.
So you want to apply to a study abroad program or grad
school. Odds are you’ll have to submit at least one letter of recommendation
from a professor. Who should you ask to write you one? How should you ask him
or her? And what should you do to follow up? Use the 5 C’s below to help with
these questions and more:
As you begin to search for a new job, internship, or any other
opportunities in your career area, you may realize that almost every networking
aspect involves the use of social media. Many organizations post listings
strictly on their website or LinkedIn, and while the classifieds are still in
use, everyone can benefit from utilizing social media to secure your next
When acclimating to college life,
one of the best ways to make Carolina your second home is to become involved on
campus! Whether you are looking for a music group, a campus ministry, or a
volunteer outlet, UNC Chapel Hill has it all!
Internships have become
increasingly important over the years. They can not only provide you with
meaningful experiences, but can also serve as a test drive for a potential
career. This means that the internship experience can validate or invalidate a
possible career choice.
CB#5140, 219 Hanes Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
t: 711 (NC RELAY)
fx: 919-962-2197 email@example.com
OCR Late Cancellations are not accepted by email. You must call UCS to cancel.