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Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013: Cover Letter ResearchWork on writing cover letters
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013: Resume WritingWork on writing resumes
Monday, Sep 30, 2013 to Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013: Career ResearchStudy careers
Job application letters can take a variety of formats including cover letters for resumes, reference requests, follow-up letters, inquiry letters, acceptance and rejection letters, request for further negotiations letters and thank you letters. The most used letter is a cover letter which is used to introduce you and your resume to a prospecptive employer.
- Explain your experiences in a story-like format that works with the information provided in your resume
- Allow you to go in-depth about important experiences/skills and relate them to job requirements
- Show the employer that you are individualizing (tailoring) this job application
- Provide a sample of your written communication skills
A resume is a brief document that summarizes your education, employment history, and experiences that are relevant to your qualifications for a particular job for which you are applying. The purpose of a résumé (along with your cover letter) is to get an interview.
Things to consider when thinking about a career:
- What education is needed to begin the job?
- What later education needed to advance in the job?
- What about advancement – to where and how long does it take?
- What tools / equipment are needed to start? later?
- What physical requirements are needed for the work?
- What mental requirements (personality traits, etc…) are needed for the work?
- How much pressure or boredom goes with the work?
- What is a typical day on the job really like?
- When does the work day really end?
- What is a really bad day like? What kinds of things can go wrong? Get details.
- What is enjoyable or potentially rewarding about the job?
- What is the salary range (entry level on up)?
- What about raises? What are the increments and/or time needed?
- Does the job pay by the hour, week, or year (salary)? Is the pay based on commission?
- What benefits typically come with the job?
- What other expenses or insurances are needed?
- What dress or appearance requirements are there?
- What related fields of work are there?
- What is the future outlook for this job?
- What else do you want to know (…other areas)???
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