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1. Writing Effective CVs and Cover Letters

Writing Effective CVs and Cover Letters

Tuesday, October 9, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
ITLAL Underground (Library 069)

What does your undergraduate experience working in the campus bookstore have to do with getting a faculty job? Probably very little, so please take it out of your CV. With an appropriately focused, well organized CV and cover letter, potential employers will see quickly what matters most, and will not be distracted by cool things you’ve done and been reluctant to delete. CV’s and cover letters should leave little to chance. They need to convince a prospective hiring institution that you have the perspective, skills and energy necessary for the job AND that you are a fit for their institution. This workshop will help you develop a plan to organize your credentials into an effective CV and learn techniques for putting together a cover letter that brings you one step closer to that perfect academic position.

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