In this assignment, you will practice presenting yourself to the business world by creating two common forms of job search communications: a resume and a cover letter. You will first need to find a job description that interests you. Follow the steps outlined below to complete this final project.
In this assignment, you will practice presenting yourself to the business world by creating two common forms of job search communications: a resume and a cover letter. You will first need to find a job description that interests you. Follow the steps outlined below, to complete this final project.
Search for and find a job description for a position that interests you. Try searching by industry, position title, or specific skills/qualifications. It should be a job that you might realistically qualify for, either now or after graduation, in a field that you are interested in.
Copy and paste the job description into a Word document for later use.
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Create a resume that you could use to apply for the job you have selected. and make sure your resume reflects your qualifications for this job. Optimizing your resume could include improving bullet points to better reflect the job requirements, or rephrasing skills and qualifications to better reflect those listed in the job description. For instance, you might change the word “supervised” to “managed” to better address a requested qualification. Be honest as you optimize your resume, but be certain to use the language in the job description wherever possible.
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Don’t worry if you don’t have all the requirements in the job description. Sometimes employers
compromise if they cannot find all the qualifications they are seeking or if they find a candidate they especially like. In a real-world job search, you must take reasonable risks, accept if things don’t work out as you would like, and keep going until you find a job!
In your resume,
Include a header with your contact information
Summarize your professional history
Outline your education history – Graduated High , In college for bachelors of art business leadership
Organize the content for easy scanning
Use information from the job description to optimize your resume
Use concise language
Develop a Cover Letter
Once your resume is drafted, create a cover letter that you would like to send with your resume to apply for the job you’ve identified. The cover letter should be a separate document from your resume. Remember, your cover letter should do more than just restate the information on your resume; it should direct the reader’s attention to parts of the resume you think are especially relevant, and it should make an argument that your skills and background make you a good match for the job.
Include the job description that you found in Step 1 as a second page to your cover letter document.
.In your cover letter,
Summarize your qualifications for the job description.
Indicate especially relevant areas of your resume.
Illustrate that you are a good fit for the job, beyond what can be found in your resume.
Use concise language.
Use professional language.