Ch 11: Technical Resumes & Cover Letters: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Technical Resumes and Cover Letters chapter of this Technical Writing Help and Review course is the simplest way to master technical resumes and cover letters. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of technical resumes and cover letters.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding material from technical writing will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding types of resumes or the importance of cover letters.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about technical resumes and cover letters.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra English learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Technical 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 Technical Resumes and Cover Letters chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • What are the different types of resumes?
  • What is the purpose of a letter of employment?
  • What are the various sections of a resume?
  • How can I tailor my resume to the job to which I am applying?
  • How should I format my resume?
  • Why is a cover letter important?
  • What is the purpose of a curriculum vitae?

7 Lessons in Chapter 11: Technical Resumes & Cover Letters: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Parts of Your Resume: Sections & Relevant Information

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.

Tailoring the Content of Your Resume for a Job

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.

Formatting Your Resume: Layout & Distribution Types

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.

The Cover Letter: Importance, Details & Format

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.

Types of Resumes

5. 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.

Types of Letters of Employment

6. 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.

The Purpose, Content & Structure of a Curriculum Vitae

7. 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.

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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