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5 Reasons You Should Write a Cover Letter—Even When the Job Description Says It’s Optional

We get this question all the time.  Read this blog for a compelling answer to why and when you should write a cover letter.

We get it. Writing a cover letter for every application is hard. So when you come …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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What Does an SEO Specialist Do All Day?

SEO specialists are essential to just about every business today. As a result, they’re in very high demand. So, if you’re looking to switch careers or just starting out your career search, you’d be missing out if you didn’t give …

By Oliver Smith - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Answers from Career Advisors … Asking for a Recommendation/Reference When You Haven’t Kept in Touch

It happens — you intend to stay in contact with that professor or supervisor and life gets in the way. But now you need an internship, job, or grad school reference and you think this person will be a strong …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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Be Productive During Summer Break

Happy Summer! While it’s important to spend some time relaxing, you may also be asking yourself: how can I be productive and continue to learn over the summer? Whether you have specific internship or job plans already, there are many …

By Karen Dankers
Karen Dankers Assistant Director, Business & Finance
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10 Things To Do This Summer

You’ve made it! Summer is here and in full swing already. Whether you’re headed off to a summer internship, taking a course, or have nothing planned (yet), here are 10 things you can do this summer to continue your personal …

By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Assistant Director
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The Only Resume Cheat Sheet You’ll Ever Need

A lot goes into drafting a good resume. You’ll want to make sure you’re using the best format to showcase your skills and achievements, that you’ve carefully edited each section, and that the information you include is relevant to the …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Answers from Career Advisors … Applied and Haven’t Heard Back? Here Are Some Next Steps.

So you found an interesting position, created a polished resume and tailored cover letter, hit submit, and then … crickets. You’ve waited about a week and haven’t heard anything.
While the lack of response is frustrating, try to remember that it’s generally …

By Susannah Krenn
Susannah Krenn Assistant Director, Communications & Marketing / Career Advisor
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