The Do’s & Don’ts of Writing a Thank You Letter

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After you have finally finished your long-awaited interview and you think that you’re all done with the employer—you’re not. Now it’s time to write a follow-up thank you note. Whether this comes in the form of a professionally crafted email or hand written delivered letter, thank you letters are incredibly important. Inspired by an article on thebalance.com, the following are some do’s and don’ts I recommend following for thank you letter success.

Now, what to do and what not to do: …

By Yasmeen Alwani
Yasmeen Alwani Freelance Blogger Yasmeen Alwani
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Career Tool Thursday: Cover Letters!

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Ah, the elusive cover letter. I think everyone can agree that cover letters are the WORST. While you may have the formatting down pat, the hardest part is figuring out what to say. Not to mention, it’s always awkward talking about yourself and the added pressure that it could make or break your chances at getting an interview doesn’t make it any easier.

Luckily we are here to help take a bit of the pressure off and help you write a …

By Caroline Gervais
Caroline Gervais CareerEdge Colleague Caroline Gervais
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Fall 2017 Career Fair Recap

Career Fair Recap

It’s hard to believe the Career Fair has already come and gone! Despite the insane heat we experienced two Wednesday’s ago, the Career Fair was a huge success. Thanks to a campus wide effort, the Career Fair attracted approximately 1,400 students (p.s. that’s the largest we’ve ever had!) and corporate representatives from 137 companies!

Career Services would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Career Fair’s success! Without the collaboration of faculty, students, and the university, the event wouldn’t have been …

By Caroline Gervais
Caroline Gervais CareerEdge Colleague Caroline Gervais
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Cover Letters 101: 5 Steps to Success

Cover Letters 101

Cover letters are notoriously hard to write. Since they need to be customized to each position you are applying for, they can be incredibly time-consuming and difficult to formulate. Finding the balance between establishing that you are knowledgeable about the company and that you have related skills or experiences is hard enough, but then you also have to factor in making it interesting and well written. Luckily, we have some tricks up our sleeve to help cover letters feel less …

By Caroline Gervais
Caroline Gervais CareerEdge Colleague Caroline Gervais
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HIRE Love Episode 1: Just Press Pause

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The first segment of Career Services’ new talk show, HIRE Love is all about the importance of reflection. In the episode, hosts—Alyssa Hammond, Colleen Murphy, Susan Brennan, and Kristine Vidic—discuss the importance of “pressing pause” to think about what you’ve just experienced. They point out that in the fast-paced world we live in today, we are always so busy thinking about what’s happening next that we don’t stop and think about our current experiences. However, it is incredibly important to …

By Caroline Gervais
Caroline Gervais CareerEdge Colleague Caroline Gervais
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