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How to Write the Best Job Application of Your Life

Originally Aired
April 14, 2017
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Danny Rubin
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Are you worried that your applications are going into a black hole? How do you help your resume and cover letter stand out in a crowded job search market?

Join award-winning author and regular Friday Forum presenter Danny Rubin (Col ’06) as he shares his innovative approach to job/internship applications. He will change your thinking on every major aspect of the job application process. By the end, you won’t look at your resume or cover letter the same way again. You will learn to:

  • Construct your resume so your skills and experience JUMP off the page
  • Transform your cover letter into a powerful short story of success — a technique that can grab the employer’s attention immediately
  • Craft your LinkedIn profile summary so you make the strongest “introduction” before the employer ever contacts you
  • Prepare for the job interview with strategies that make you unforgettable

You’ll not only enhance your job applications; these communication skills will last a lifetime.

To get the most out of this webinar, print out the How to Write the Best Job Application of Your Life Workbook, and use it to take notes during the presentation!

About Danny Rubin

Danny Rubin (Col ’06) is an author and speaker trusted by students and young professionals for his practical advice on writing, networking and interpersonal skills.

He’s the author of Wait, How Do I Write This Email?, a collection of 100+ templates for networking, the job search and LinkedIn. The book is used in high schools, colleges, workforce development agencies and the Pentagon as part of communications courses for senior-level military personnel.

Rubin also maintains THE TEMPLATE, a blog that highlights the career advice “hidden” in the latest headlines. Since he began NTLB in 2012, it’s been viewed over 1.5 million times. A former TV news reporter and media consultant, Rubin has also provided audience strategies to NBC’s “Meet the Press,” MSNBC and USA TODAY.

Rubin graduated from UVa in 2006 with a degree in history. He’s a huge UVa sports fan and, time permitting in the webinar, will happily talk to anyone about Wahoo football and basketball.

Connect with Rubin on Twitter at @DannyHRubin.

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