Technical Resumes & Cover Letters Flashcards

Technical Resumes & Cover Letters Flashcards
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Resume Formatting
Simple is better: use a single font size and consistent spacing, choose a common font like Arial or Times New Roman, omit visuals
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Scannable Resume

A type of resume capable of being processed by a computer program

Important to focus on proper formatting and use of keywords to ensure the applicant is chosen by the program as a job candidate

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Online Resume

A type of resume generated by an online resume builder

Limits what can be submitted, which could prevent information that might make an applicant more appealing from reaching an employer

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Chronological Resume

A type of resume that shows education and experience in chronological order starting with the most recent

Can be used to extrapolate the applicant's age, which can lead to age discrimination

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Functional Resume

A type of resume that focuses on strengths and skills required for a specific job

Used when moving to new career fields or for employment gaps

Contains more text and are longer than other resumes

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Entry-Level Resume

A type of resume used by people who have limited work experience

Is shorter with a focus on experiences and skills acquired through membership in professional organizations and volunteer work

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Resume
A 1-2 page document used to show evidence of being qualified for a particular job, such as education, skills, experience, and personal references relevant to the position
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Flashcard Content Overview

You're browsing your dream company's website when you stumble upon two words you've been wishing to read: now hiring! You read the job description, and it fits you perfectly. Now all that's left to do is apply. This set of flashcards will help you review the types of documents used to communicate interest in and readiness for employment as well as correspondences that you may send to or receive back from your possible future employer.

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Resume
A 1-2 page document used to show evidence of being qualified for a particular job, such as education, skills, experience, and personal references relevant to the position
Entry-Level Resume

A type of resume used by people who have limited work experience

Is shorter with a focus on experiences and skills acquired through membership in professional organizations and volunteer work

Functional Resume

A type of resume that focuses on strengths and skills required for a specific job

Used when moving to new career fields or for employment gaps

Contains more text and are longer than other resumes

Chronological Resume

A type of resume that shows education and experience in chronological order starting with the most recent

Can be used to extrapolate the applicant's age, which can lead to age discrimination

Online Resume

A type of resume generated by an online resume builder

Limits what can be submitted, which could prevent information that might make an applicant more appealing from reaching an employer

Scannable Resume

A type of resume capable of being processed by a computer program

Important to focus on proper formatting and use of keywords to ensure the applicant is chosen by the program as a job candidate

Resume Formatting
Simple is better: use a single font size and consistent spacing, choose a common font like Arial or Times New Roman, omit visuals
Recommendation Request Letter
A type of letter written to a potential reference, such as a supervisor or professor, asking that person to attest to your skills and abilities in a particular area to a possible future employer
Follow-up Letter
A type of letter written to an employer following a job interview that thanks them for the interview, reminds them of your qualifications, and reiterates your interest in the job
Rejection Letter
A type of letter written by an employer notifying a job candidate that they did not receive the position they applied for
Refusal Letter
A type of letter written to an employer by a candidate offered a job that is used to decline the offered job
Acceptance Letter
A letter written to an employer by a candidate offered a job that confirms the terms of employment, including start date, benefits, and pay
Letter of Inquiry

A type of brief letter, similar to a cover letter, written to an employer that describes a person's skills and abilities for unadvertised or future job opportunities

Often accompanied by a resume

Cover Letter Formatting

Heading-your contact info, date, employer's contact info

Paragraph 1-communicates interest

Paragraph 2-describes qualifications

Paragraph 3-requests further communication

Closing

Cover Letter

A type of letter used to show interest in and qualifications for an advertised job

Often submitted with a resume

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