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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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Top Five Networking No-Nos

09/29/2014

Remember what you were taught about being polite and humble…don’t forget your manners when networking!

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How to Not Get Accepted to Graduate School

09/24/2014

While applying to graduate and professional school is a daunting task, UNC Career Services offers Pre-Graduate Advising to help you avoid common pitfalls of the application process such as:

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Reasons You Shouldn't Go to Grad School

09/23/2014

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Regardless of what field you’re considering, the decision to apply to graduate school is not one that should be made on a whim. Sure, there are lots of compelling reasons to consider a graduate education—the potential to increase your expertise and earning potential in a particular field, the possibility of enhancing your career flexibility, and the ability to satisfy your intellectual curiosities and passions, to name just a few. But there are also some reasons that are red flags—signs that you should perhaps think long and hard about whether you really want to invest years, money, and energy on a graduate education.

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