(Closed) Cover letter for resumes/CV’s question

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


First of all, I’m not sure how good of a CV reviewer I would be (particularly because I’m in the U.S.), but you can forward it to me if you like!  I don’t work in HR, but I do work in higher ed and have assisted in hiring other people.  I would certainly include your dissertation information on there!  That’s something, I think, they would be very interested in, and shows your specialization. 

I might also bring in a “portfolio” that includes work you did in school as well as from your website- just be honest about the content of that portfolio.  I would include both addresses in your letter as well.

In my cover letters, I broke it down into: Introduction (I’m excited about the opportunity for x job, I have x, x, and x skills), next paragraph describe how your skills/ experience are related to main part of job, and maybe the next paragraph describe a different skill set OR maybe how university studies/ experiences (any internships, etc.) are related to the position.  End with a short concluding paragraph summarizing your skills.

You might also see if your university has a career services office to assist you- I believe this is more common in the U.S. than in the U.K. however.

I hope this helps!  I wish you the best of luck in your job search.

Post # 4
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - The Old Field Club

definitely include that you will be moving to the area, but there are some problems with even that.  I am moving in a few days, and Mr Elk has been looking for a new job in that location.  His resume had our current address and in his cover letter he put that we wouldbe moving so did not require moving expenses to be covered.  He got some calls, but not many.  THen, we found an apartment and he changed his address on his resume and he has gotten A TON more calls.  So I would consider just putting your email address and phone number on your resume without your current addres..

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