How To Write a Cover Letter For a Job

Knowing how to write a cover letter for a job can help take your job application to the top of the pile. Although it might seem like an extra step in the application process, it’s really a chance to make yourself stand out in a competitive job market.

The great news is that you don’t have to spend a whole lot of time creating the best cover letter ever. If you take some time to include relevant information, customized and crafted specifically for the position and employer, it could increase your chance of advancing to the next step in the application process.

Here are some cover letter tips that show you exactly how to write one that helps you land the interview you’ve been waiting for. MORE

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World Bank, Early Years Fellow – 15 countries

Fellows should be:

  • Citizen / national of country of application
  • Early to mid-career professional between the ages of 25-35 years with demonstrated expertise and/or commitment to advancing ECD in their home countries
  • The countries are:

1.    Bangladesh

2.    Cameroon

3.    Egypt & Djibouti

4.    El Salvador & Honduras

5.    Ethiopia

6.    Jordan

7.    Kenya

8.    Morocco

9.    Niger

10.           Papua New Guinea

11.           Paraguay

12.           Senegal

13.           Somalia

14.           Tanzania

15.           Uzbekistan & Tajikistan

Recherche d’emploi en expatriation : 6 idées reçues

Mission impossible, votre recherche de boulot en expatriation ? Chez Expat Communication, l’éditeur de FemmExpat, nous accompagnons des centaines d’expatriés depuis 20 ans. Et si pour vous aider, on commençait par défaire quelques idées reçues ?

Views of diverse students leaving class outside the Northwest Labs in Autumn. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

US Schools That Accept the Most International Students

Each of these U.S. universities accepted 80% to nearly 100% of international applicants for fall 2020.

It’s easier for prospective international students to gain admission to some U.S. colleges than others. Among the 117 ranked National Universities that received at least 500 international applicants and reported this data to U.S. News, the average acceptance rate for international students was 43.8% for fall 2020. But at some institutions, the acceptance rate was significantly higher, 99.85% in one case. For prospective international students interested in studying in the U.S. and curious about where they might have a good chance of getting in, here are the 13 ranked National Universities – institutions that are often research-oriented and offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees – including ties, with the highest acceptance rates for international undergraduate applicants.

University of Cincinnati
Long Island University
Seton Hall University
University of Texas at Dallas
Indiana University—Bloomington
University of Massachusetts—Boston
Iowa State University of Science and Technology
Pace University
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Texas at Arlington
Kent State University
University of Toledo
Colorado State University

US – Education: Policy Changes Benefit STEM Fields

In January, the Biden administration announced new policies aimed at attracting to the U.S. international graduates and professionals who specialize in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These changes are part of Biden’s efforts “to strengthen [the U.S.] economy and technological competitiveness.” New initiatives include but are not limited to:

  • Expansion of the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) program to include 22 new fields of study. The program permits F-1 students earning Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorates in certain STEM fields to remain in the United States for up to 36 months to complete Optional Practical Training after earning their degrees. The newly added fields include:
  • Bioenergy; Forestry, General; Forest Resources Production and Management; Human Centered Technology Design; Cloud Computing; Anthrozoology; Climate Science; Earth Systems Science; Economics and Computer Science; Environmental Geosciences; Geobiology; Geography and Environmental Studies; Mathematical Economics; Mathematics and Atmospheric/Oceanic Science; Data Science, General; Data Analytics, General; Business Analytics; Data Visualization; Financial Analytics; Data Analytics, Other; Industrial and Organizational Psychology; Social Sciences, Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods.

On February 7th, The U.S. House of Representatives passed the America COMPETES Act, intended to boost U.S. global competitiveness. The Act contains two major immigration reforms: (1) a new W visa category for startups would be available to foreign entrepreneurs and, (2) a direct path to permanent residence for immigrants who earn a Ph.D. in a STEM field in the U.S. 

Please note this is proposed, not final, legislation. While these reforms are compelling, the Bill still needs to pass in the Senate, which is expected to be challenging

The Rise of the Video Résumé

Despite significant changes in technology and media in our daily lives over the last 20 to 30 years, the humble one- or two-page résumé has remained a remarkably consistent tool in the job application process. You can read more about the history of the résumé here. Tools like LinkedIn have certainly brought the résumé to the digital age, but despite some of its additional media features, most people’s profiles are still based on a text-heavy summary of skills and experiences. MORE

Launch of pioneering Ph.D. program bolsters Harvard’s leadership in quantum science and engineering

In the middle of the 20th century, mathematicians, physicists, and engineers at Harvard began work that would lay the foundations for a new field of study, the applications of which would change the world in ways unimaginable at the time. These pioneering computer scientists helped develop the theory and technology that would usher in the digital age.

Harvard is once again taking a leading role in a scientific and technological revolution — this time in the field of quantum science and engineering. Today, the University launched one of the world’s first Ph.D. programs in the subject, providing the foundational education for the next generation of innovators and leaders who will transform quantum science and engineering into next-level systems, devices, and applications. MORE

Preparing students for oral exams – How to do it online?

Sanako’s next Webinar provides examples of how language teachers can utilize technology to prepare students for oral exams effectively!

About this Event

In this webinar, you’ll hear from Florian Busch, a language teacher who will share his insights on how online language learning tools have helped his institution prepare students for formal oral examinations. He will also highlight the role that bespoke individual online learning plans play in that success.

When: Thursday, 29th April 2021 at 19.00 (EET)

Specifically designed to help educators and institutions to save significant amounts of time and energy, the webinar will demonstrate how online tools can transform your approach to oral language assessment. We’ll also show how voice recording and online feedback loops can be easily deployed to engage and motivate students. MORE

How to land a job with USAID

With a field presence in some 80 countries and programs in a further 20 countries, the U.S. Agency for International Development has approximately 9,000 employees worldwide.

Black businesswoman in conference room with co-workers

The agency hires for a range of technical, managerial, and operational roles to further U.S. interests overseas while tackling global challenges, such as poverty, disease, and climate change, in low- and middle-income countries. USAID staff work with U.S. and foreign partners to provide assistance in the areas of global health, global stability, humanitarian assistance, innovation and partnerships, and women and girls’ empowerment.

USAID’s workforce is made up of direct-hire and contract employees based in the U.S. and in field missions around the world. Staff fall under three major categories: civil service employees, foreign service officers, and foreign service nationals. MORE