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How to write an engaging cover letter

A cover letter is your chance to show an employer that you are a good fit for an internship or job. Sometimes it can be hard to know how to start a cover letter. But in three simple sections, you can outline one that will make you stand out from...

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How to be seen by recruiters on LinkedIn

Did you know about 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn as part of their candidate search? If you haven’t joined LinkedIn yet, now is a great time to create your profile. LinkedIn is the world’s most popular professional social media network, with more than 690 million users, 50 million companies and...

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Tips for finding a job before graduation

It’s your final year of college! While it may seem too early to start thinking about your job search, some companies begin recruiting as early as October, so it can be helpful for you to start preparing now. Those who wait for the spring semester may find that they missed...

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How to avoid these 4 job searching mistakes

Sometimes an unintentional mistake can keep you from a great job opportunity. Here are some tips to help you avoid the common pitfalls many people make when seeking employment. 1. Don’t let your social media tell the wrong story Employers regularly search the internet to look for more information about...

How to stand out during the job search

Who is hiring? Even during these uncertain times, there are still companies looking to hire candidates for open jobs and internships. See who is hiring The job search process can be competitive. But there’s one thing that can help you stand out from the crowd: your personal brand. Your personal...

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Looking for a job or internship? Try out these search strategies

Even though it may seem like no one is hiring in these uncertain times, there are still companies looking to fill open internships and jobs right now . While searching can feel challenging, there are some strategies to make it easier. Here are some tips to help you in your...

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How to use your strengths as you’re searching for internships or jobs

“The first time I took the CliftonStrengths assessment, I had no idea what my skills were or what I bring to the table. Now that I understand my strengths, I am confident in what positions to look for, what I am good at and why employers should hire me.” –...

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Exploring industry professions: Public policy

Are you exploring jobs outside of academia? For graduate students, there are many sectors offering opportunities for engaging work. For example, if you love research, you could explore roles in public policy. Here are some tips to help you find your fit in industry and explore different options. Where to...

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11 resources to boost your job or internship search

Looking for a summer internship? Or a full-time job after graduation? There are plenty of resources out there to help you in your search. Whether you’re seeking job boards, networking events or information about companies, here are some of our favorite tools and websites. Handshake Handshake is CU’s online job...

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What to do when you get a job offer

It can be exciting to receive your first job offer, and your instinct may be to accept it without question. However, it’s best to not immediately accept an offer on the spot. Delaying your response to a job offer gives you time to think about all aspects of the decision...

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