About This Chapter
Who's it for?
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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to write resumes and cover letters
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning communications (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about resumes and cover letters
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra communications 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 Resumes and Cover Letters 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 Resumes and Cover Letters chapter exam to be prepared.
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Students will review:
In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are the parts of a resume?
- How can I tailor resume content to a specific job?
- How do I format a resume?
- Why are cover letters important?
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.
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Other chapters within the Effective Communication in the Workplace: Help and Review course
- Communicating in the Workplace: Help and Review
- Communication and Diversity: Help and Review
- Communicating in Groups: Help and Review
- Messages in Business Communication: Help and Review
- Planning to Communicate in the Workplace: Help and Review
- Developing Your Message in the Workplace: Help and Review
- Completing Your Message in the Workplace: Help and Review
- Using Visuals in Workplace Communication: Help and Review
- Communicating with Technology in the Workplace: Help and Review
- Business Reports and Proposals: Help and Review
- Delivering Presentations in the Workplace: Help and Review