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Find the Right Job For You

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With May approaching, our seniors are beefing up their resumes, exploring the Internet for job applications, and above all trying to find what their future holds for them. If you’re like myself, and graduating in May, all you have on your mind is where can I find a job that is suitable for me?

University of Kentucky Bucket List

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Between going to class, attending club meetings, and spending time with friends, it is hard enough to find the time to study, let alone visit Lexington’s attractions.  Although our time in college may be limited, there are many fun and exciting things to do in Lexington. It would be a shame to miss out on these opportunities during your time here at UK, so our team has put together a list of forty must-sees that we think everyone should experience while at the University of Kentucky.

1.    Camp out for tickets to Big Blue Madness.

The Resume You Need

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The average employer spends six seconds looking at a resume. Six. Seconds! That means that you only have those few seconds to convince a future employer to keep you in the running for a job. The basics are important—your resume must be easy to read and free of mistakes. If you aren’t sure where to start, use a template from a reputable source (like these from the Stuckert Career Center). But beyond that, your resume needs to be appropriate for the job in order to help you stand out.

Cover Letter Do's and Don'ts

Cover Letters

For graduating seniors, this time of year is filled with job searches, career fairs and writing the dreaded cover letters to each prospective employer. In the midst of midterms and spring break, writing a cover letter may be the last thing you want to start working on, especially because it can be so intimidating. As a crucial aspect of any job application, a cover letter can be the reason why you did or didn’t land that interview.  If you’re looking for ways to stand out against the others in such a competitive job market, here are some dos and don’ts to guide you along the way:

Utilizing APEX

APEX

Many students know the courses they plan on taking next semester, but what about next year? The next two years? Senior year? The truth is, too many students rely on the semiannual advising appointment to find out which courses to take next. Although it may seem far off, that “distant” semester will arrive sooner than later, and it’s a good idea to have a framework laid out to keep graduation in sight and on time. As it so happens, UK offers a program for students to do just that. It’s called APEX, and access is as easy as logging onto the MyUK portal.

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