Win a College Scholarship!

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Let’s look ahead one year – you’re searching for a new job, scrolling through page after page of results, and then BAM – there it is.

A job title that stands out from the rest like a hopeful lighthouse on a foggy night, requirements and qualifications that fit better than your favorite t-shirt. It’s the perfect job, and you know you’re the candidate to fill it. 

But how can you make sure to stand out among the competition? With a great cover letter!

Your cover letter is crucial in getting your resume noticed. It’s your first impression on a potential employer, and gives you the opportunity to show what makes you, you, the way a resume can’t. 

ZipRecruiter wants to help bring out the best in every job seeker, which is why we are offering a $1000 scholarship every month to the college student with the most unique, engaging, and effective cover letter. 

So show us what you’ve got! We’re not just talking about your typical, ‘To Whom it May Concern…’ (although traditional cover letters are welcome). Get creative with video, music, social media – surprise us! We want to see your personality, imagination, and the value you offer to employers.

Click here to read all our guidelines for submission, and get started now!

Make 2016 the year you win $1000 for school!

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Kylie Anderson is an L.A.-based writer who covered employment trends for the ZipRecruiter blog.

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