Tag: cover letters

Writing Covering Letters for Academic Jobs – A Quick How-To Guide

by Stephen Gordon* *completed PhD in 2013 and has held numerous postdoctoral positions and student support roles; worked as an Advisor in the University of Manchester Careers Service since 2016 Writing covering letters for academic positions can be a tricky business. The structure and format of such documents are quite different from the template used for…

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Don’t give up!

If you’re graduating next month (well done!), chances are you’ve been sending off job applications left, right and centre. If you’re lucky, you’ll have had a couple of interviews and maybe even been offered a job. But unfortunately employers only have a finite number of positions to fill, which inevitably means that some candidates will…

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Playing Articulate – Putting your experience into words that employers want to read

From guest writer and Faculty of Humanities Careers Manager, Paul Gratrick. It was the Bee Gees (and latterly covered by Boyzone) who once sang: “It’s only words, but words are all I have to write on this application form” …or something along those lines anyway. Writing a CV, cover letter, or in an online application…

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