Networking Emails for the Holiday Season | Template Toolbox

Illustration by Marian Blair

This time of year, your mailbox may be full of notes from friends and family members sharing updates on their lives and wishing you a happy holidays. But it’s important to remember that reconnecting during this …

By Deborah Swerdlow - Idealist Careers
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How to “Professionalize” Your Winter Break

Do you have time over the winter to focus on your career? Learn how you can kickstart your career and professional development by utilizing your break to build skills and knowledge. Create an impressive foundation with our ideas below. Before …

By Ashley Nance
Ashley Nance Professional Development Manager Ashley Nance
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How to Write a Cover Letter | 10 Tips for Getting Noticed

Illustration by Marian Blair

The. Dreaded. Cover. Letter.

We all hope to find ways to stand out during our job search, and how best to convey “I’m perfect for this job!” to prospective employers. We also know that taking the …

By Emily Lamia - Idealist Careers
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4 Virtual Networking Tips for Your Job Search

Networking isn’t just about finding a job. Strategic and effective networking can help you gain insights about yourself, and can be a source of support and strength as you navigate the peaks and valleys of a job search. Building relationships …

By Lisa Dubler - Idealist Careers
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How to Keep Networking Even After You’ve Got the Job

People often think of networking as something you do as part of a job search—it’s a way to meet more people and get your name out there. But networking can be a valuable tool in other situations as well, and …

By Deborah Swerdlow - Idealist Careers
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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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Exactly How to Respond to a Job Offer via Email (With Examples)

If that job offer you just got signals a happy end to your search, you might immediately want to text all your friends, pop the bubbly, and cue the imaginary marching band to mark the sheer magnitude of this moment. …

By Lily Zhang - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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5 Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid so Your Job Application Stands Out

A cover letter isn’t a mere formality—those in charge of hiring actually read them. And if your cover letter isn’t up to snuff, your application may head straight to the reject pile. Here are 5 cover letter mistakes to avoid so that your …

By Mary Kate Sheridan - Vault
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A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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The Post-Interview Thank-You Email | Template Toolbox

If you’re on the job hunt and are wondering whether you really need to send a post-interview thank-you email, the answer is a resounding yes! Now that we got that out of the way, use these helpful tips and the …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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How to Quantify Your Resume Bullets (When You Don’t Work With Numbers)

Originally published through the Muse by Lily Zhang: https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-quantify-your-resume-bullets-when-you-dont-work-with-numbers?sc_src=email_1760769&sc_lid=154216978&sc_uid=B3fLF53YYv&sc_llid=179344&sc_eh=219794085abcdaa61&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20211117_NoSpon_90Day_1760769&utm_content=sponsored&utm_term=_&uid=577760818

You’ve likely heard the advice to add numbers to your resume bullets. It helps recruiters really picture the impact you’ve made in your position, and it frankly just sounds more impressive.

By Ashley Nance
Ashley Nance Professional Development Manager Ashley Nance
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7 Tips For First-Generation College Students Navigating the Job Search

Originally written by Gabriella Julia: https://ripplematch.com/journal/article/tips-for-first-generation-college-students-navigating-the-job-search-39903041/ 

Advice from a first-generation graduate who made it through the process.

I was about 8 years old when I knew I wanted to pursue writing as a career. The chunky 2003 desktop computer sitting …

By Ashley Nance
Ashley Nance Professional Development Manager Ashley Nance
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