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Write a Cover Letter

Effective Cover Letters

A cover letter quickly summarizes 1) why you are applying to an organization or for a particular position, and 2) what skills and knowledge you bring that make you a strong candidate for that position. It’s an opportunity to create a narrative that emphasizes & demonstrates the skills you’ve used or are developing.

Cover letters are often viewed as a demonstration of your writing abilities, so make certain that it is free of spelling mistakes, grammar issues, and typos.

Build Your Résumé From the Bones Up

Here is your new post from the Carpe Careers blog, published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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9 Ways to Avoid Job Search Fatigue as a Graduate Student/Postdoc

Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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It’s never too late to apply…

Almost every student I’ve met with in the past few months asks the question “Is it too late?!”
Is it too late to apply for an internship, or a full-time job?  Is there some date that all the opportunities available …

By Jamie Grant
Jamie Grant Senior Associate Director, Engineering
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Valuable—and Free—Career Support for Graduate Students/Postdocs

Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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How Do You Tell Your PhD Story?

Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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Writing a Cover Letter

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Cover letters matter. When done right, they spell out clearly who you are, what you have to offer, and—most importantly—why…

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