Cover Letters

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Helpful Hints for Cover Letters

Cover Letters

Cover Letters can be difficult to understand how to write or even what to write.  If you feel stuck or if you simply need more advice, here are some helpful hints from SFU Career Services.

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The Key to a Great Cover Letter: Deconstructing the Job Description

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Feeling nervous or unqualified as you apply for a job? Struggling to set yourself apart? Learn how to deconstruct the job description so that you can feel comfortable marketing yourself in your cover letter!

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Resume Tips from the BC Public Service

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Getting your foot in the door with an organization isn’t always easy, but there is help. If you’re looking for a position with the BC Public Service, they’ve offered up some resume tips to help hopefuls get to the next stage of selection.

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Put Your Cover Letter at the Top of the Stack

Cover Letters

If you had thirty seconds to WOW! your future employer, what would you say? Your cover letter will probably be the first thing a potential employer will see, so make sure it stands out.                                                                                      

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Dave's Diary: 3 Mistakes & 3 Tips - Cover Letters

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It's been an hour, and there's nothing but a blank screen staring back at you. The job posting closes in another couple hours, and you need to submit a cover letter to go with your resume. But where oh where do you start? Here's 3 things to avoid, and 3 tips for writing your next cover letter!

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OLE! Targeting Resumes and Cover Letters

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This is the time to grab the bull by its horn.  Learn to target your resume and cover letter to win your dream job.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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Dave's Diary: How To Talk About Yourself Without Being An Arrogant Jerk

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Did Greenday get it right?  Are nice people no more than spineless wimps, waiting to be crushed by the world's more fortitudinous vertebrates? Cathy Keates offers an alternative point of view.

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Marcia Tells it Like it Is: Cover Letter Info You Oughta Know

Cover Letters

She's told you again and again, and now she isn't holding anything back! Communication Co-op Coordinator Marcia Shimizu gives the dirt on what not to do when writing a cover letter.

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Branding Yourself

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You have the skills, the experience, and you know you can ace that interview. Now how do you get noticed so that you will be invited to an interview?

 

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Top 10 Reasons I Won't Hire You

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Ever wished you could get into the mind of an employer to find out what not to do during an interview and what might cause your résumé and cover letter to be relegated to the “not worth considering” pile? Co-op employer Shona Taner lists her Top 10 tips on how to avoid that fate.

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