Assignment Sheet: Job Application Letter
1) Your letter must be formatted as a letter. Include each of the basic components:
The name and address of the prospective employer.
Clear introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs with one body paragraph detailing your education and one body paragraph detailing your work experience.
Watch your topic sentences.
2) Paragraphs need to be clearly seen. Choose either to indent each paragraph or set off with double space between each paragraph; do not do both. The text itself should be only single spaced, and the entire letter should be left side justified.
3) Pay attention to your content. You should not give all of the information that you have included on your resume. Make sure that you explain how your education and job experience relates specifically to the job for which you are applying. Include information about what job you are applying for and where you found the job listing in your introduction.
4) Your margins need to be one inch on all sides.
5) Use size 12 font in a standard style.
6) Make sure that you include your contact information and your name at the bottom in the concluding paragraph.
7) Save a place for your signature-generally four spaces.
8) Your letter should be no more than one page unless you have significant education and experience.
Assignment Sheet: Resume: Find a dream job! You can make up your education and work experience, but make sure that everything is logical.
1) The purpose of a resume is to catch the attention of a prospective employer.
2) Pay attention to the content of your resume. Think about your audience. What do you think that they would want to know about you? How do you fit with the requirements of the position?
3) Make your resume visually appealing.
Make sure that you use appropriate titles and subheadings (grouping).
Use bold or italics (contrast).
Indent your sections (alignment).
Watch your font style and size. Do not use a font smaller than size 12. You want to make sure that your content can be easily read.
4) Don't be afraid to use the format of an example from the book- pages 88-91, 95 and 98. Do not copy and paste a template from the web.
5) Make sure that you include required content and sections, and label them clearly:
Your name is the biggest font and bolded, your address, phone number, and email at the top of your resume.
A Career Objective or Summary Statement if you choose to write a chronological resume.
Work Experience: stress job title over the job, include dates and place of employment and bullet points
Educational Background: stress degree achieved, include dates and place of attendance
Awards, Memberships, Activities, or Volunteer Work
At the end of the resume include “References Upon Request”. According to the ppp, do not include a list of references.
6) Be consistent in everything that you choose to do. For example, if you indent in one section, make sure that you do the same indenting in the next section, or if you use bullet points, continue the style and placement throughout the document.
7) Unless you have significant experience in your field, do not allow your resume to be longer than one page.
8) Pay attention to your grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Attention to detail is always noticed by a prospective employer.
|Due By (Pacific Time)||06/16/2015 12:00 am|
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