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Morant - English III - Fall 2013 - Careers   Tags: career, english, resume, writing  

Research project focusing on careers including resume writing, career research
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  • Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013: Cover Letter Research
    Work on writing cover letters
  • Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013: Resume Writing
    Work on writing resumes
  • Monday, Sep 30, 2013 to Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013: Career Research
    Study careers

Research Topics

Business Letters

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. 


Career Exploration

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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