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  • Elements of a Cover Letter


    Following the header and company contact information, your letter has three primary components: the introduction, the body, and the closing. Each has a distinct purpose. Writing Preparation Before you … Continued

  • Why You Need a Cover Letter

    By: Courtesy of Vault

    Do you really need to send a cover letter with your résumé? The answer is yes. Even though many resumes are now uploaded to online systems, or sent via e-mail or other electronic methods, a cover lett … Continued

  • This Cover Letter Trick Will Make Recruiters Read to the End

    By: Natalie Fisher, HR Generalist

    When you get the chance to submit a cover letter for the perfect job opportunity, you want your letter to stand out. So here’s a simple trick you can use to get the person reading your cover letter to … Continued

  • How to Avoid Common Resume Mistakes

    By: Vault and UNC UCS

    Employers may receive thousands of resumes for one position. Because of this, they are often looking for any reason to eliminate a candidate. While resume writing is a creative process that allows wri … Continued

  • Your College Has a Career Center. Here Are 5 Good Reasons to Use It!

    By: James Andersen is Career and Placement Services Coordinator at Coastal Carolina Community College

    Josh just graduated from a major university two months ago with a degree in computer science. Josh has a lot going for him. He’s young and driven, and he’s super-duper smart. He’s the kind of guy that … Continued

  • The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters

    By: William J. Banis-Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers

    Perhaps one of the most confusing aspects of finding a job that you’ll face is writing appropriate job-search letters. The job search may be the first time you’ll have to compose and produce professio … Continued

  • Cover Letters – from Good to Great

    By: Carolyn Couch

    If you inwardly groan at the thought of writing a cover letter, University Career Services has your back. Our website will guide you in creating a good one, and once it’s finished writing future lette … Continued

  • Career Services is here for this Summer!


    Even though you’ve packed up and are not on-campus, UCS is still here! Summer is a great time to meet with us to set new goals, polish your resume, meet with the pre-health advisor, or complete a mock … Continued

  • My First Cover Letter


    “Dear Hiring Manager: I know you must have, Many resumes to peruse. To help you decide, The best intern to choose. I know you are busy, So I will save you some time. I can say without doubt The best r … Continued

  • 5 Skills You Didn’t Know You’d Gain From a Part-Time Job


    Believe it or not, that part-time job of yours will help you excel in many future work environments based on what we call “transferable skills.” These are skills that transfer from any industry, occup … Continued