Resume

Career Packet – (15 points)Due 10/30 @ 11:59 p.m.

Career Packet – (15 points) – Based on what you will learn in class regarding the different types of resumes, you will need to determine which style works best for you and create a resume of your professional and volunteer experiences, to include any honors and awards. DO NOT make-up information on your resume, use the skills you already have. You will be required to submit a chronological or skills resume and a cover letter to apply for a position that is CURRENTLY vacant. You will need to provide a copy of the actual job posting and attach it to the assignment you upload for submission. This assignment should be catered to a company that you would be interested in working for and has a position closely related to your major, skills, and interests.

            The entire Career Packet will consist of the following:

  • Current Resume (conducive to the position in which you are applying)
  • Cover Letter
  • Follow-up Letter

 

Resume:

Your resume is the key to getting through doors for interview. Your resume should be well-developed, demonstrate detail skills you posses (use action verbs and specific/quantifiable characteristics), be well-organized, and be detailed yet easy to review. Again, you will need to provide a copy of the actual job posting. Your resume should “speak” directly to the job in which you are applying. It should be catered to a company that you would be interested in working for and has a position closely related to your major, skills, and interests.

I have provide several documents that will help you begin to brainstorm in writing an impactful resume. 

REMEMBER: Do not include a photos, graphics, or excessive font types with your resume. THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL PRODUCT, NOT A WORK OF ART. It should be appealing, reader friendly, and your BEST work. After all it represents YOU. 

 

Cover letter:

For this portion of the assignment, you will produce a cover letter for a position for the position in which you are applying. The premise of this cover letter is to market yourself to your potential employer, providing such an impression that the hiring official will want to take a deep dive into your resume and schedule you for an interview (see provided examples). You will need to write your own cover letter, but samples will help you with the process. 

Your cover letter should:

  • Indicate the position for which you are applying
  • Demonstrate your qualifications for the position – what you bring to the table
  • Market you as a person the company will want to employ
  • Follow the three-step writing process
  • Be no more than a page

Follow-Up Letter:

Your follow-up letter needs to reiterate your interest in the position, thank the prospective employer, reiterate why you strongly believe you are the best candidate, and a reminder of how they may contact you. Remember, this is a formal letter, NOT an email. 

 

 

Some Rubric (1) (1)

 

Criteria Ratings Pts  
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRESUME

5 pts

Excellent

Audience and purpose of the resume are strong and clear. Resume shows a very professional appearance, tone, and style. Writer follows all guidelines for spelling, grammar, usage, mechanics, etc. Sentences are strong and have a varied structure. Format of the resume is clear. Each major section includes required information (objective statement, names, dates, locations, etc.)

 

4 pts

Good, 3-4 Points

Audience and purpose are present but could be stronger. Format is mostly clear. Each major section includes most of the required information (objective statement, names, dates, locations, etc.). Resume shows an appropriate appearance, tone, and style. Some inconsistencies remain. Writer follows most guidelines, but some sentences are unclear, uneven, or contain errors.

 

2 pts

Average

Audience and purpose are less clear, and weak parts remain. Format is confusing. Major sections are missing information (objective statement, names, dates, locations, etc.). Resume shows a less professional appearance, tone, and style. Several weaknesses need attention or revision. Writer follows some guidelines, but sentences contain multiple errors and are difficult to understand.

 

1 pts

Beginner

Audience and purpose are not clear. Format is hard to see. Major sections are missing information (objective statement, names, dates, locations, etc.). Resume does not have a professional appearance, tone, or style. Much revision is needed. Writer has difficulty following guidelines; most sentences contain numerous errors and cannot be understood.

 

5 pts
 
 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCover Letter

5 pts

Excellent

Audience and purpose of the cover letter are strong and clear. Format of the letter is clear. Format of the letter is clear. Each major section includes all required information (address, date, salutation, body, closing, signature). Letter shows a very professional appearance, tone, and style. Writer follows all guidelines for spelling, grammar, usage, mechanics, etc. Sentences are strong and varied.

 

4 pts

Good, 3-4 Points

Audience and purpose are present but could be stronger. Format is mostly clear. Each major section includes most required information (address, date, salutation, body, closing, signature). Letter shows an appropriate appearance, tone, and style. Some inconsistencies remain. Writer follows most guidelines, but some sentences are unclear, uneven, or contain errors.

 

2 pts

Average

Audience and purpose are less clear, and weak parts remain. Format is confusing. Major sections are missing information (address, date, salutation, body, closing, signature). appearance, tone, and style. Several weaknesses need attention or revision. Writer follows some guidelines, but sentences contain multiple errors and are difficult to understand.

 

1 pts

Beginner

Audience and purpose are not clear. Format is hard to see. Major sections are missing information (address, date, salutation, body, closing, signature). Letter does not have a professional appearance, tone, or style. Much revision is needed. Writer has difficulty following guidelines; most sentences contain numerous errors and cannot be understood.

 

0 pts

Incomplete

Did not develop a coverletter.

 

5 pts
 
 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFollow-up Letter

4 pts

Excellent

Audience and purpose of the cover letter are strong and clear. Format of the letter is clear. Format of the letter is clear. Each major section includes all required information (address, date, salutation, body, closing, signature). Letter shows a very professional appearance, tone, and style. Writer follows all guidelines for spelling, grammar, usage, mechanics, etc. Sentences are strong and varied.

 

3 pts

Good

Audience and purpose are present but could be stronger. Format is mostly clear. Each major section includes most required information (address, date, salutation, body, closing, signature). Letter shows an appropriate appearance, tone, and style. Some inconsistencies remain. Writer follows most guidelines, but some sentences are unclear, uneven, or contain errors.

 

2 pts

Average

Audience and purpose are less clear, and weak parts remain. Format is confusing. Major sections are missing information (address, date, salutation, body, closing, signature). appearance, tone, and style. Several weaknesses need attention or revision. Writer follows some guidelines, but sentences contain multiple errors and are difficult to understand.

 

1 pts

Beginner

Audience and purpose are not clear. Format is hard to see. Major sections are missing information (address, date, salutation, body, closing, signature). Letter does not have a professional appearance, tone, or style. Much revision is needed. Writer has difficulty following guidelines; most sentences contain numerous errors and cannot be understood.

 

0 pts

Incomplete

Did not develop a Follow-up Letter

 

4 pts
 
 
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLinkedIn Account

1 pts

Complete

Full points given for the creation of a Linked In account which is a reflection of their submitted resume. Points will be reduce based on a minimized level of completion.

 

0 pts

No Marks

Did not Complete

 

1 pts
 
 
Total Points: 15

 

 

Use files to help complete assignment: match the formating of the resume and cover letter samples. Attach Job posting in files to the assignment.

 

 

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Resume

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