Attached you will find a PowerPoint presentation (both as a pptx and pdf file) containing the sixth project. You will find and evaluate a job description, write a resume and cover letter, create a LinkedIn profile, and create a personal business card.
Possible points: 100 points
You will need to have read Chapter 12 to complete this assignment.
You will submit a copy of the actual job description, the evaluation worksheet, resume, cover letter, a PDF copy of your LinkedIn profile, and personal business card using this link.
All final drafts must be typed and computer-generated.
When looking for a job, first impressions cannot be stressed enough. Before you even get to make a personal impression, you will be judged based on your application and its accompanying documents. Chapter 12 discusses how to prepare those documents as well as for an interview.
- Traditional; acceptable
- Can show a steady progression toward the career you seek. Disadvantages:
- Special capabilities or accomplishments may get lost in chronological detail.
- Holes in employment or educational history show up clearly.
- Highlights the experiences that show you at your best.
- Extracurricular experiences show up well. Disadvantages:
- Difficult for reader to discern a steady progression of work and education.
Formatting the résumé
To emphasize qualifications, organize information, and provide ease of reading:
- Vary type and spacing.
- Use wide margins and white space for ease of reading.
- Use distinctive headings and subheadings.
- Format with two-column spread.
- Use boldface headings.
- Use Arial 12-point type for headings; Times 10-point type for text. WARNING: Avoid being overly complex or using decorative formatting.
Write follow-up letters
- if after two weeks you have received no answer to your letter of application;
- after an interview;
- if a company fails to offer you a job; and
- to accept or refuse a job.
What to bring to the interview
- portfolio of work, if appropriate;
- pen and notebook;
- list of references;
- business card.
Likely Job Interview Questions
- What can you tell me about yourself?
- What are you strengths and weaknesses?
- What do you want to be doing five years from now?