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How to write an effective Cover Letter for the retail industry?

Writing a cover letter is a rather tricky thing to do, especially for the retail industry. Most of the time, a cover letter needs to introduce you and your skills, but it has to do that in a way specific to the industry. Using industry language and appealing to the employer is crucial here. Knowing …

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Dear students, what you post can wreck your life

Thao Nelson, Indiana University Dear Student, Harvard recently rescinded admission offers for some incoming freshmen who participated in a private Facebook group sharing offensive memes. The incident has sparked a lot of discussion: Was Harvard’s decision justified? What about the First Amendment? Do young people know the dangers of social media? I’m a business school …

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Career studies and advice: start early or don’t start at all

Natal’ya Galliott, Macquarie University The unemployment rate for 15 to 19-year-olds is currently 20.1% in Australia. This is over three times the national rate of 6.3% and almost double the unemployment rate of this age group during the first year of the Global Financial Crisis, 10.7%. This means that one in five young people is …

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