Assignment 1 – Application Letter, Resume, Interview (30 Marks)
This task provides an opportunity for you to fully prepare for applying for a job. You are going to be seeking and applying for a job. You will compose an application letter and a resume as well as participate in a mock interview. Search for one job posting from either an internet site or the newspaper. Find something you are both interested in or qualified for. Customize your application letter and resume to the particular advertised requirements of the employer.
Task 1 - Cover Letter (5 Marks)
Produce a cover letter applying for a job, using proper letter format. The letter should be fairly short in length: 3 or 4 paragraphs. Identify to whom the letter should be addressed if at all possible. (This might take a little research, the company website, etc.) Only when it’s not possible to find the Human Resources Director’s name, direct the letter to “Dear Sir or Madam.”
Please read the instructions carefully which explicitly states what you must demonstrate to achieve in this task.
Opening Paragraphs - Personal information
State interest in applying for position and why you are writing. State how you heard about the position
Identify the position and business/organization.
Link the qualifications to the position; in other words, relate what you have done in the past to what you will do in the future (when you are hired).
Body Paragraphs - Sell yourself: Experience and skills applicable to the job are highlighted Dynamic action verbs used to match skills with the job requirement (eg. “organize”, “utilize”, “provided”, etc.) States personal interest in, or knowledge of the company
Focus on one topic or qualification in each paragraph; draw on your experiences and highlight: a) skills, b) personality traits, c) expertise or knowledge, or d) commendations (e.g., awards and honours). Begin with a topic sentence that...
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