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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
|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.|
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 Business 113: Business Communication course
- Communicating in the Workplace
- Communication and Diversity
- Communicating in Groups
- Interpersonal & Group Communication
- Leadership in Management
- Roles and Responsibilities of the Supervisor
- Communication as a Supervisor
- Messaging in Business Communication
- Planning to Communicate in the Workplace
- Developing Your Message in the Workplace
- Completing Your Message in the Workplace
- Using Visuals in Workplace Communication
- Communicating with Technology in the Workplace
- Business Reports and Proposals
- Delivering Business Presentations
- Required Assignments for Business 113
- Studying for Business 113