I feel pretty comfortable with North American academic cover letters and cvs but I was wondering if there are any major differences in style, format, content, etc. when it comes to cover letters or cvs in the United Kingdom academic job market. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Date: 16 Dec 2014 02:19
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I am relatively new to the UK academic world, but I seemed to have much better success on the UK job market than the US market this past year (originally from the US). One thing I was told (and incorporated into my cover letters) was to emphasize funding—what you've applied for (even if you don't know whether you got it yet-just to show you have experience writing grants) and how your research fits to UK funding agency priority areas. I don't know whether this advice was what helped me or not, but otherwise I didn't change all that much between my US and UK cover letters.