Why Your Job Cover Letter Sucks (and what you can do to fix it) For the next few months I will be posting the “best of the best” Professor is in blog posts on the job market, for the benefit of all those girding their loins for the 2013-2014 market. Today’s post was originally published in 2011. I’ve now read about two thousand more job letters than I mention here. In my 15 years as a faculty member I served on approximately 11 search committees. Estimating that each search brought in an average of 200 applications (a conservative estimate for a field like Anthropology, a generous estimate for a much smaller field like East Asian Languages and Literatures), that means I have read approximately 2200 job applications. That means I’ve read 2200 job cover letters. I’ve also read the cover letters of my own students, and a passel of Ph.D. students who came to me for advice, as well as a large number of clients since opening The Professor is In (as of July 2012 let’s say 600). So let’s say I’ve read 2400 (2800) job cover letters. What’s up with that? 1. 2.
Nestlé School leavers If you're looking for a rewarding apprenticeship, leading to a degree qualification, together with practical experience and a promising career, our Fast Start programme offers just that. With a real job from day one in one of our commercial functions, you'll make a genuine contribution to the business. The focus will be on learning, so your job will support your studies as you work towards a full degree. And, as a sponsored degree, we'll fund your studies and pay you a regular salary, too. The three-year Nestlé Academy Fast Start programme offers you the chance to combine university studies with practical experience in a global business. You'll study for a BA (Hons.) degree in Professional Business Practice at Sheffield Hallam University and combine this with Placements in a number of business functions. In your first two years, you'll enjoy work placements in a number of Nestlé business areas, including our HR, Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain functions. What you'll need
Birmingham Hippodrome :: Creative Apprenticeships Creative Apprenticeships at Birmingham Hippodrome Get on-the-job training, study for a nationally recognised qualification and earn money while you learn. Getting paid while you learn might sound too good to be true – but as an apprentice at Birmingham Hippodrome that’s exactly what you’ll do. You will combine the hands-on experience of working with qualifications you’ll gain by studying. Embarking on our one year Creative Apprenticeship will be challenging and exciting. Apprentices will be trained while employed – the training will ensure you achieve at least Level 2 National Award Creative Apprenticeship. We operate apprenticeships in Cultural and Heritage Venue Operations* working front of house in our Customer Services department, Business Administration working in our Box Office and Technical Theatre (Rigging, Lighting and Sound) working in our Technical department. Birmingham Hippodrome strives to be an equal opportunities employer.
Which? Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Are your students thinking about a hands-on alternative to university? Our guide to higher apprenticeships explains how they can earn while they learn... Or click here to download your free guide (PDF) We've teamed up with the National Apprenticeship Service to bring you a free, downloadable guide to higher and degree apprenticeships. Apprenticeships offer a package of work and study, with degree apprenticeships even leading to a university degree - without the tuition fees. What’s inside? What it takes to be an apprentice Subjects, universities and employers involved in higher and degree apprenticeships A week in the life of an apprentice Finances - what you can earn and what it costs Long-term career prospects How to apply for a higher or degree apprenticeship Note: to download a PDF file, you’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader software
Higher Apprenticeships Get paid. Get experience. Get a degree. There are apprenticeships - and there are Rolls-Royce apprenticeships. We've been taking on apprentices for more than 100 years, and our schemes are now the envy of our industry. Our Higher Apprenticeships offer on and off-the-job training, a salary and opportunities to take your career forward thanks to the Foundation degree we'll equip you to achieve. It's a real alternative to university, giving you a practical, real-world head start with a company renowned and respected throughout the world.
M & S Management Scheme for School Leavers What the future holds M&S is a big, growing international retailer. So while you might enter the business on the retail side, who knows where you could end up. ‘In the short term, I’d love to become a Foodhall Store Manager. ‘I can definitely see myself at M&S in the long-term. ‘I just love being in retail. ‘I'm not thinking much further ahead than my immediate goal right now - and that's to become a Store Manager. ‘I haven’t been doing what I’m doing now for that long.
National Space Academy - Higher Apprenticeships Loughborough College and the National Space Academy have announced their successful joint bid to develop the first ever Higher Apprenticeship course in space engineering. For more information and to register your interest in the Higher Apprenticeship in Space Engineering visit the website here. The country-wide programme will offer work-based degree-level training. The course will produce high-level technicians for the space sector, which is currently worth £9.1 billion to the UK economy. Announcing the final tranche of projects supported by a £25m fund, business secretary Vince Cable, said: "Through the Higher Apprenticeship Fund we can target sectors where skills shortages are threatening to choke off growth. They also help us break down the doors of professions that are not representative of the society in which we live. "This is a major success for Loughborough College which will complement another UK first, our new Space Engineering Level 3 course, which started last September."
KPMG Careers in the UK | School and College Leavers If you’d like to go to university and start your career without building up a hefty student debt, here’s your chance. Not only will you get to join our industry-leading Audit team, you’ll work towards an accounting degree from a top UK university – and best of all, we’ll pay all your tuition and accommodation fees. We’ll even pay you a starting salary of around £20,000 (in London) and support you every step of the way as you work to become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant. But what is ‘Audit’ exactly? Every so often, businesses need reassurance about their performance and reliability. For you, the best part is that audit is something that affects all businesses. Who’s it for? We’re looking for students who’ve completed their A-levels or Scottish Highers and are thinking of going on to university. It’s hard work and certainly not for the faint-hearted. I’m interested. Start by having a look around our site to make sure the programme is right for you.
Higher Apprenticeships | Capgemini United Kingdom Our 5-year Sponsored Degree Higher Apprentice Programme The 5-year study and work programme from Capgemini offers an alternative, accelerated path into the IT industry. It includes all the opportunities you need to prepare for a successful career, acquiring expertise in areas like project management and ITIL, as well as technical skills in software engineering. On finishing your IT apprenticeship successfully, you will be a highly qualified member of Capgemini's global business, with unparalleled career opportunities. If your application for a higher apprenticeship is shortlisted, you'll be asked to complete a short telephone interview. How to apply If you have A-Levels and would like to apply for a role starting in 2014, please click here. Our Infrastructure Services Apprenticeships – Highlands and UK Baltic Training support Infrastructure Services Advanced and Higher Apprenticeship programmes in the Scottish Highlands and across the UK.
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Higher Apprenticeships Is your ambition to further your skills and become a high level technician or senior engineer within the engineering and advanced manufacturing sector? Higher Apprenticeships are designed to offer this opportunity, with the option to progress to a degree level qualification. Like an Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeships are an employer-recognised, mainstream route to senior level industry careers. What is a Higher Apprenticeship (HA)? A HA combines a job with learning, so you earn a wage while developing your skills. HAs are ideal for those who have completed a level 3 engineering and manufacturing Apprenticeship or have achieved A levels in STEM subjects and wish to progress to level 4 (equivalent to Higher Education) and to level 6 (equivalent to degree level). Semta works closely with employers to develop HAs, ensuring they are embedded in the workplace, industry relevant and provide higher apprentices with the training they need to become expert in their field. What does it involve?