Focus on the Fundamentals

 

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Does the Job Search have you stressed? Take note from UVM alum Josh Brown and focus on the fundamentals throughout the process.

Josh writes: It’s all about the fundamentals. While it is a cliché, paying attention to the basics can make a world of difference. I want to share some thoughts about key fundamentals during a job search.

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Resumes and Cover Letters: Opening Doors

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Human Resources (HR) Directors see a lot of resumes and cover letters – one local HR professional is sharing her tips for success with you!

Resumes and cover letters can open doors to opportunities for you.  Done correctly, they help secure a phone call or interview with the Human Resources team or hiring manager.  Below are some tips on how to get your resume and cover letter right:
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Summer Planning

Aerial shot of Burlington waterfrontEven though you may be thinking more about bundling up right now, this is the time to set the stage for your summer plans. Here are the steps you can take to be sure that you’re ready for a productive, experience-boosting summer:

Keep your eyes open for opportunities.

Postings for internships, research opportunities, and part-time jobs are all coming up on listservs, Catamount Job Link, and sites like LinkedIn and Indeed.com. Start keeping a list of positions and opportunities that interest you so that you know what you need to do to apply. Continue reading

Senior Series: 3 Tips to a Top Cover Letter

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Admit it.  You find a job posting that piques your interest, you get ready to submit your resume, and then you see it.  “Cover Letter Required.”  The excuses start forming in your head.  “I don’t have time to write a cover letter.  I don’t know what to say.  They probably won’t even read it.  Maybe I don’t want this job after all.”

In my 7+ years as a recruiter for a top management consulting firm, I can tell you one thing about cover letters – we do read them, and often they can influence our decision on whether or not to interview an applicant.  The best cover letters answer three questions: Continue reading

Catamount Job Link: Did you know?

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The Catamount Job Link (CJL) is an on-line job and career management system. Staff from the UVM Career Center manage it and are the people “behind the scenes.”

Did you know?

  1. Through CJL, you can search (and often apply to) jobs and internships from employers who have said they want to advertise to UVM students/alumni. You can find full-time jobs (for life after graduation), part time jobs (for life during school) and internships (for life during school or summertime).

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