Wednesday, November 28, 2007

NYU Job Fair: News and Deadline!

The following students should register for the NYU Job Fair (to be held in early February):

1. All first-year students.

2. All upper-class students who are interested in public service/public interest (if you do not know if you are so interested, register and then look at the employers who will be attending the Fair; some of them may be of interest to you).

Go here to register.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, December 5, at 3:00 p.m. Do not wait until the last minute, as the NYU servers have been known to crash due to the high level of traffic and you may not be able to log on to the system.

, registering for the Fair commits you to nothing. There is no penalty for registering and then deciding not to participate in the Fair. However, if you fail to register, you may not participate in the Fair.

Cover Letters:

The NYU Job Fair people have just announced a new rule regarding cover letters that may be sent to employers. Here is the message:

"This year, students are allowed to upload a cover letter in addition to their resume so long as the two are uploaded as a single document. When a student selects the "Apply" link next to an organization, the following instructions are given:

Upload Resume

You have selected to submit your resume to [organization name]. We recommend that you submit a cover letter along with your resume. If you wish to do so, you must first combine the cover letter and resume into one document. You may upload most common document formats, including Word (.doc/.docx), Works (.wps), WordPad (.rtf), WordPerfect (.wpd), Portable Document Format (.pdf), HTML (.html), and Plain Text (.txt). Shortly after you upload your résumé, a PDF version will become available.
Select 'Browse' to select your resume/cover letter and click 'Upload' to continue.

A cover letter is a great way to highlight experience and interests you may have that are relevant to an employer. We encourage all students to have their cover letters and resumes reviewed by a CSO counselor before these documents are uploaded to employers through the NYU Job Fair online system.

Please be mindful that the primary deadline to choose and apply to employers and upload your resume (and any cover letters) is January 1, 2008. After that date, your ability to choose a large number of employers is severely diminished. Look on the online system for details about the deadlines to upload your resumes and cover letters.

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