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30 Minutes to an Awesome Resume

10/30/2014

File 9658Save yourself some time, download the resume template from UCS and begin building your resume from there!

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So You Want to Work for a Start Up?

10/28/2014

In career services, we are seeing more and more students who wish to forgo the typical entry-level first job with an established organization, and instead begin their career with a start-up. The opportunity to work in a dynamic, evolving, amorphous environment where one can have a direct impact and a valued voice certainly sounds appealing to many.  If you are interested in working for a start-up organization, there are some things you may want to consider:

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How to Write a Better Cover Letter

10/21/2014

This summer, we had the opportunity to work with Margot Lester, a UNC alum with years of experience in professional writing. She worked for Monster.com before starting her own business, The Word Factory, here in Chapel Hill. As a writer by trade, she understands persuasive writing and wants students to think about a cover letter as just another piece of persuasive writing.

Next time you’re ready to revise your cover letter, try to incorporate some of Ms. Lester’s tips:

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What Employers Really Want to Read in Your Cover Letter

10/15/2014

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:

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3 Must-Do's Before Your Next Interview

10/09/2014

Before your next interview review these tips to help you have a successful interview.

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Interviewing Mistakes You Never Want to Make

10/07/2014

File 9633Never 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.

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30 Minutes to a Strong Network

10/02/2014

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:

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