Resume and Cover Letter

Resume and Cover Letter

 

An applicant’s professional history and qualifications are outlined in a resume. A cover letter is a way for the applicant to make a professional introduction to the hiring manager and demonstrate an interest in the company.

Develop a current resume and create a formal cover letter for a position for which you would like to apply. Create both the cover letter and resume using a professionally accepted format provided on the Resume-Resources website, located in the Topic Materials.

Include the following:

Resume: Detail your overall education, credentials, and professional experience, such as licenses, earned degrees, certifications, professional experiences, previous positions held, membership in professional organizations, publications, and skills.

Write a one-page double spaced introductory cover letter in which you explain your professional objectives, professional interests, and strengths as an applicant.

Prior to submission, share your resume with a colleague and obtain feedback. Revise your resume as needed

Rubric:

1: Introductory cover letter of no more than one-page double spaced explaining professional objectives, professional interests, and strengths of the applicant. Cover letter is formally written using a professionally accepted format: The cover letter includes all components as indicated by the assignment instructions. Explanation of professional objectives, professional interests, and strengths of the applicant is written in a clear and concise manner. Cover letter has a professional appearance.

2:Resume is formally written using a professionally accepted format: The resume includes all components as indicated by the assignment instructions detailing license(s), earned degree(s), certification(s), professional experiences, previous positions held, membership in professional organizations, publications, and skills. Resume is offered in a detailed yet concise manner. The resume has a professional appearance.

3:Organization, Effectiveness, and Format

Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.): The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use): Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

 

 

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