Tips for a Job Application Refresh

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Stuck at home due to the pandemic (or for any other reason)? Especially if you’re between jobs, this could be the perfect opportunity to hit reset and take a fresh approach to your job applications. If you’re looking to say …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
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Ask Alexis | Can I Leave a Job Off My Resume?

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Dear Ask Alexis,

My last job was as a temp for two months. My boss at the job was traveling a lot so he had me report to somebody in HR. From the first day until I was told my services were …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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The Idealist Careers Guide to Presenting Yourself on Paper | Resumes and Cover Letters

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Before you can land a job, you’ve got to get an interview. And to do that, you (almost) always will have to demonstrate your value and experience along with a hint of your personality in your cover letter and resume.

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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How Can I Build a Winning Cover Letter for a Student Job?

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Milinda from New Mexico State University asks:

“What would be an example of a good cover letter for a student job?”

Thanks for your question, Milinda.  Writing a cover letter for a student job is no different than for a …

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7 Ways to Address Your Cover Letter That Aren’t “To Whom It May Concern”

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To Whom It May Concern: I am applying for this job I found at this company that I spent so little time researching I can’t quite remember what role is open and I’m not positive I know the name of …

By The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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