Monique w9- cover letter review

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Published on March 11, 2014

Author: Comm202



AGENDA  1. Common mistakes  2. Shred this!  3. Peer review  4. Up next  5. Key takeaways

FYI- OFFICE HOURS & LATES  Office hours: sign up now  Bring in a PRINTED copy of your document  Only 1 document (either cover letter OR resume)  While you wait, get a friend to edit!  Assignments: lates = ZERO

1. COMMON MISTAKES What are some common mistakes to look for?


2. COVER LETTERS Brainstorm: What are we looking for when we edit for formatting?

2. COVER LETTERS #1 THE OPENING 1. Can I do the job? 2. Do I want the job? 3. Am I a good fit? Overview: Are your 3 questions answered? 6 mins (2 copies)

3. PEER REVIEW FORMATTING: OPENING 5 mins  Same header, margins, font & font size, bullets as resume  Business Letters have EVERYTHING left-aligned (date included), don’t justify  Salutation: Find out who will be reading it, RE: position title/number (make it obvious)  Sufficient white space  Don’t indent new paragraphs FORMATTING: CLOSING  Full name typed out, BCom Candidate 201?, Sauder School of Business  Actual signature is optional (no cursive font though)  “Attached:” (e-document) vs.“Enclosure:” (physical copy)  No page numbers

3. PEER REVIEW OPENING 5 mins  Expresses keen and genuine interest and/or passion for position  Makes a clear expression of the skills/experience matching the job description  Primary or secondary research indicating interest in firm that is relevant (not facts that they already know!)  Name Drop (when applicable)

3. PEER REVIEW SKILLS MATCHING 7 mins  Describes specific skills that are clearly matched to the job description  References specific examples that leverage experiences and qualifications  Experiences highlighted are specific and concise linking past experiences through transferable skills  Results show success or strength in past experiences  Link back to job posting!

3. PEER REVIEW CLOSING 5 mins  Very clear reference to specific skills and interests  Request for meeting  Gracious thanks the employer for their consideration  (Optional link back to opening)

3. PEER REVIEW BRANDING 5 mins  Provides strong, insightful research that demonstrates knowledge and interest in the industry/organization  Illustrates how the candidate will “fit” into the industry /organization  Company and industry specific jargon

3. PEER REVIEW INTEGRATION 5 mins  All necessary information is displayed  Format/tone/font/style is appropriate  Best impression of him/herself is displayed

3. PEER REVIEW RESUME is about YOU… COVER LETTER is about THEM and WHY you make a good match!

2. COVER LETTERS #1 THE OPENING 1. Can I do the job? 2. Do I want the job? 3. Am I a good fit? Are your 3 questions answered?

4. UP NEXT 1. Resume & Cover letter (upload on COOL and March 21st @ 2pm 2. Interview Steam Online- March 28th @ 11:59pm 3. Office hours: SIGN UP NOW. 4. Tutorial next week, no lecture

MAINTAKEAWAYS 1. Resume = you. Cover Letter = them. 2. Personally connect 3. PEER EDIT! Get help!

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