The job market is competitive. The process of looking for jobs, applying for jobs, and interviewing for jobs is exhausting. Staying motivated can be tough—even for the most confident person. In this course, career expert Aimee Bateman shares her top 10 ways to keep motivated while job hunting. Learn how to surround yourself with the right people, stay optimistic and confident, and create a winning job search plan. Using these tips, you can keep your morale up while developing the confidence and skills you need to stand out to employers.
Mock is a SMART Career Preparation Platform. UTSA students are invited to submit their resume to VMock to ensure that it is better prepared for future job applications. The platform enables you to:
Get an objective score on your resume based on recruiter criteria
Improve the score by making changes based on targeted recommendations on aspects like presentation, language and skills
Receive targeted suggestions for various bullets on the resume
Ensure your resume is a fit for your target career
This is NPR's LIFE KIT. And I'm Elissa Nadworny, an education reporter. What are you going to do after you graduate? God, yeah, I know - it's seriously the worst question. Some students hear this question super early, like before classes even begin.
When you’re applying for a job, it’s common for employers to request both a resume and a cover letter. In around three paragraphs, your cover letter should highlight what makes you a great fit for the job and motivate the hiring manager to set up an interview.
Below, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about formatting a winning cover letter—plus cover letter examples to help you create your own.
Here’s the thing: Your cover letter is the best way to introduce to the hiring manager who you are, what you have to offer, and why you want the job—but you have an extremely limited amount of time to do all of those things. So, if you really want to get noticed, you’ve got to start right off the bat with something that grabs your reader’s attention.
What do we mean? Well, we won’t just tell you, we’ll show you—with 31 examples of original cover letter introductions. We don’t recommend copying and pasting them because, well, your cover letter should be unique to your stories, background, and interests, but you can most definitely use them to get inspired for your next application.
When you’re applying for a job, a cover letter lets you show a personal side and demonstrate why hiring you is a smart decision. Cover letters should be around three paragraphs long and include specific examples from your past experience that make you qualified for the position.
The following cover letter samples and examples will show you how to write a cover letter for many employment circumstances. Browse cover letters by job title for inspiration.
Video interviews are an important part of today's recruiting process. Love them or hate them, they're not going away. This course teaches job seekers like you how to ace your next video interview. Learn why companies use video interviews and the difference between one-way and interactive video interviews. Instructor Jenny Foss—of the popular career site JobJenny.com—also shows how to set up your environment and leverage the technology to put your best foot forward. Plus, find out how to practice for a video interview before the big day, so you’re comfortable and confident in front of the camera.