Ch 16: Resumes and Cover Letters

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn how to plan, write and update resumes and cover letters. These lessons are taught by experienced and informed professionals and include a follow-up quiz.

Resumes and Cover Letters - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

While you might know a job opening is a great fit, you need a good cover letter and resume to convince an employer. Video lessons led by a qualified instructor give you the foundational knowledge necessary for writing a basic resume and cover letter that can land you the job. You'll understand the components of both a cover letter and a resume, and you'll see how to customize them to best demonstrate how your qualifications make you the best person for the job. At the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Articulate the parts of a resume
  • State what kind of information can be found in each part of a resume
  • Describe what a cover letter is
  • Discuss what kind of information a cover letter includes
  • Discuss how to tailor application materials to a specific job posting

Video Objective
Parts of Your Resume: Sections & Relevant Information Identify the sections of a resume and the information included in each.
Tailoring the Content of Your Resume for a Job Describe how to highlight the parts of your resume that best match the qualifications of the job you're applying for.
Formatting Your Resume: Layout & Distribution Types Discuss typical resume format for print and digital versions.
The Cover Letter: Importance, Details & Format Discuss why a cover letter matters and what kind of information it includes.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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