Assignment: Resume/Cover Letter
To create a resume. To write a targeted cover letter.
Your resume will be created to highlight your skills and accomplishments for a general audience. Your cover letter will be targeted to a specific audience you choose by searching for a job opening on Monster.com or a similar site. You must include a printed copy of this job advertisement with your materials.
I have already searched for a job I want to apply: (cosmetics marketing assistant)
I will read these as if I were reviewing them for the job. For example, if the job asks for “excellent communication skills” but doesn’t mention computer skills, I will focus on how you’re portraying your writing and speaking abilities. In contrast, if the job is highly technical, I will focus on how you cover your experience with the technical skills, either directly or related to prior experiences. (In other words, if you don’t know “C++ programming language” but the job demands it, you should address the computer programming skills you do have and make the case you could learn quickly.)
Important: Be sure to focus on the skills (requirements) the job is looking for!!!
Create job application materials for an actual position you’ve found. Try to treat the assignment as much like a real job search as possible, including considering how to rhetorically persuade your audience that you are right for the job. You will submit the following materials in print:
- A resume (one full page: single space)
- A copy of the job opening you’re pretending to apply for
- A copy of a cover letter targeted to that job opening (one full page: single space)
Use proper format for the resume and cover letter.