Category Archives: Covering/Speculative Letters

Creating a graduate CV and covering letter for media and journalism jobs

Whether you’re applying for a new media job with a website or desperately want that trainee position with a local newspaper, you need to make sure your CV and covering letter are strong enough to sell your writing skills. If … Continue reading

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10 terrible cover letters from across the internet

There’s nothing like reading a few disastrous cover letters plucked from the depths of the internet to make you feel better about your own cover letter writing abilities. On that note, take a look at ten of the worst cover … Continue reading

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Three career experts share the keywords that stand out on a covering letter

Your letter may be one of hundreds a potential employer reads, so you have no choice but to stand out. How will you do that? By slipping in smart, eye-catching words. We spoke to three career experts and rounded up … Continue reading

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11 steps for achieving remarkable results when emailing recruiters about job opportunities

When looking for work opportunities, sending an effective speculative email to a recruiter is one possible way of helping to secure a position. However, while it’s tempting to just bang out a few emails and rely on your attached CV … Continue reading

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Four covering letter blunders and how to avoid them

Find out about the phrases you should avoid including in your covering letter for an internship, work experience placement or graduate job, and why from TargetJobs… Read More

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Making speculative applications for graduate jobs

Not all graduate vacancies are advertised, so sometimes the only way in is to apply ‘on spec’. Read on to discover tips on how to get the best results from speculative job applications… Read More

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‘Speculate to accumulate’ – how to make speculative applications

Blog post from the University of Warwick Careers Service about how to tap into the hidden job market to increase your chances of job search success, through an effective speculative application…Read More More help with writing speculative applications can be … Continue reading

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