Ch 11: Resumes & Cover Letters: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Resumes and Cover Letters chapter of this Technical Writing Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about writing resumes and cover letters. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all the skills needed for writing resumes and cover letters required in a typical technical writing course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other technical writing work.
  • Identify the resumes and cover letters concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our Technical Writing Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn to write resumes and cover letters and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding types of resumes, goal of letters of employment, how to organize a resume, customized resumes, what to include in a cover letter or any other resumes and cover letters topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their technical writing learning
  • Prefer learning about technical writing visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their resumes and cover letters unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in technical writing
  • Don't have access to their technical writing teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about resumes and cover letters simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live technical writing tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn resume and cover letter writing skills on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Explore different types of resumes and their purposes.
  • Learn about letters related to employment, such as letters of inquiry or rejection letters.
  • Examine the structure of a resume
  • Find out how to customize a resume for a particular position.
  • Study different resume designs and methods of distribution.
  • Learn the importance of a cover letter.
  • See when a curriculum vitae is needed and what it should contain.

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: Resumes & Cover Letters: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Types of Resumes

1. Types of Resumes

Savvy job seekers know that a resume is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. In this lesson, you'll learn how to better tailor your job application through the use of different types of resumes.

Parts of Your Resume: Sections & Relevant Information

2. 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.

The Purpose, Content & Structure of a Curriculum Vitae

3. The Purpose, Content & Structure of a Curriculum Vitae

While most jobs require only a resume, some scientific and academic positions require submission of a curriculum vitae. In this lesson, you'll learn what a curriculum vitae is, its purpose and how it is structured.

Types of Letters of Employment

4. Types of Letters of Employment

Letters are a common form of communication during a job search. In this lesson, you'll learn about the purposes of different types of letters that you may use or receive while seeking employment. A short quiz follows.

Tailoring the Content of Your Resume for a Job

5. 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.

Formatting Your Resume: Layout & Distribution Types

6. 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.

The Cover Letter: Importance, Details & Format

7. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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