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the cover letter: what not to do

Cover letters can make or break you. If you’re in the market for a job that gets you off the ramen diet, read on. There are a lot of ways to screw up a cover letter. Don’t let this put you off writing one though, they are super important to landing a job, and your resume is almost useless without one. While anyone can write a cover letter, you’d be surprised how many people make the mistakes I’m about to…

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the third year panic, and why it’s normal

“So what are you doing after your degree?”   There is nothing so frustrating as someone who asks you about your life goals. The whole where-do-you-see-yourself-in-five-years conversation is something I actively avoid. Not because I don’t want to talk to them (…well, maybe), but mostly because     When you get to your third year of uni, you start to realise the imminent approach of *~adulthood~*. Yes, your 18th birthday meant you could buy alcohol, but finishing uni means you…

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your social media life vs. the working world

If you’re one of the 0.00000000009% of the population that isn’t present on social media, maybe go outside and kick a ball around, yeah? For the rest of you internet-loving, Insta-obsessed Twitter trawlers, there’s something you might want to know. If you’re a uni student, you’d be well aware that growing up in the 90s meant learning the hard way about how the internet was going to define the way people see you. MSN was your primary mode of communication,…

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the job search: it’s not as hard as you think

The word ‘student’ is usually associated with the word ‘poor’, and it’s no wonder… With so many text books, uni fees, essentials for living out of home and rent to pay, how can you avoid shallow pockets? Many of us are lucky enough to have financial assistance or help from our parents, and that’s fantastic! The more support you have to enable you to carry out your studies, the better. But many of us need that little bit of extra cash-in-pocket…

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