About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering business resumes and job applications will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn how to properly build a resume or fill out a job application. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding business resumes and job applications
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning resume and application writing (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about business writing
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra writing learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Business Resumes & Job Applications chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Business Resumes & Job Applications chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any resume or application question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a business resume and application writing unit of a standard business writing course. Topics covered include:
- Parts of a resume
- How to customize your resume for each job inquiry
- Formatting and layout considerations
- Goals and importance of a cover letter
- Common errors to avoid
- Writing a curriculum vitae
1. Parts of Your Resume: Sections & Relevant Information
An effective resume starts with creating a 3-part summary of your qualifications: work experience, education and personal achievements. Every resume should be tailored specifically to match a job advertisement's requirements.
2. Tailoring the Content of Your Resume for a Job
A job applicant should be knowledgeable of how to tailor the content of their resume for a specific job. A custom, detailed, directed resume offers the best chance of acquiring an interview.
3. Formatting Your Resume: Layout & Distribution Types
Everyone appreciates the importance of a first impression. There are specific layout and distribution types of a resume that can create a professional, visually impressive image in the mind of the reader.
4. The Cover Letter: Importance, Details & Format
The cover letter is a necessity when applying for a job. There is a basic format that you can follow consisting of a salutation, three paragraphs and a close that can be used to get a potential employer's attention.
5. How to Avoid Common Job Application Mistakes
Applying for jobs can be a stressful time but knowing the common mistakes that people make during the application process can help lessen the stress. In this lesson, we'll look at common mistakes people make before and during a job interview.
6. Curriculum Vitae Template
A curriculum vitae, or CV, is similar to a resume and is typically used when seeking employment. Learn about the information you should include in your CV and find additional resources for creating other useful professional documents.
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