What Is A Cover Letter and Should I Write One?

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Dear Career Consultant…

I am applying for a job and it has an optional document section that includes a cover letter. What exactly is a cover letter and should I include one with the application if it says optional? 

Dear …

By Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern
Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern Career Consultant, Houston Campus Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern
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Come Sit With Us! Cultural Fit and Job Satisfaction

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Cultural fit is something more and more people are paying attention to when actively job seeking and going on interviews. So, what is cultural fit and what makes it so important?

What is Cultural Fit?

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By Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern
Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern Career Consultant, Houston Campus Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern
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How to Tell if a Hospital’s Culture is a Good Fit for You

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Job interviews are like speed dates that result in marriage.

Both sides spend the interview trying to develop enough insight to make an informed decision. Everyone shows off his/her best attributes while tactfully unveiling the other person’s …

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How a Targeted Employer List Can Aid Your Job Search

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There’s a lot to keep in mind when searching for a new job. Salary, benefits, location, job function, and issue area are often our main points of focus, and many of us tend to target our search around at least …

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Student Spotlight: Mary Ridenour

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By Carolyn M. Becker, Director, Education Abroad

Texas Woman’s University senior Mary Ridenour was weeks away from departing on a summer long international internship in Mérida, Mexico, when the coronavirus disrupted her plans. As a health studies major, she was …

By Lucy Moran, MS.Ed., GCDF
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Dear Career Consultant: Do you have employer partners?

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Dear Career Consultant…

Job searching is hard. Are there companies that TWU partners with that I can apply to?

 

Dear Student…

We hear you. Job searching IS hard, especially right now (thanks, COVID).

While we are not a placement …

By Vianet Garza
Vianet Garza Career Consultant, Denton Campus Vianet Garza
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11 New Strategies for Juggling WFH and Kids (Because We’re Going to Be Here Awhile)

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For many families, the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic were all about stopgap measures and short-term fixes. One day, it was business as usual, and the next, going to work and attending school or daycare in person were …

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Say My Name | Why Pronouncing Names Correctly is Important

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Most people would agree that names matter. At the most basic level, they serve as important identifiers. We introduce ourselves with them. Sometimes, we even choose new ones because they are more aligned with our identities.

Given their elemental importance, …

By Yejin Lee - 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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Become a LinkedIn Learning Champion!

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As many of you know, we love us some LinkedIn Learning. It’s a fantastic tool that I think students can really benefit from. However, there’s a whole other article for that. I’m here today to instead speak to you about …

By Rohit Prasad
Rohit Prasad Career Consultant, Denton Campus Rohit Prasad
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Dear Career Consultant: What is Work-study??

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Dear Career Consultant…

I was searching for an on-campus job on Handshake when I came across some postings that said “work-study only.” I was wondering what the difference was between this and regular on-campus jobs. Can I apply to work-study …

By Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern
Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern Career Consultant, Houston Campus Bryana Ortiz, M. Ed. LPC-Intern
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