Published on March 12, 2014
WELCOME TO COMM202 -Week 9 KAYLEE HOUDE 1. HAND IN ONE COPY OF YOUR COVER LETTER DRAFT 2. MOVE TABLES (4 TABLE GROUPS)
OFFICE HOURS & LATES OFFICE HOURS: - Sign up ASAP (RSVP 24 HRS IN ADVANCE) - Bring in a PRINTED copy of your document - Only 1 document (either cover letter OR resume) - While you wait, get a peer to edit! Assignments: late = ZERO (2PM = LATE)
AGENDA 1 Common Mistakes 2 Shred This! 3 Peer Review 4 Administrative -Week 9
1 Common Mistakes What are some common mistakes to look for?
2 Shred This!
3 Peer Review Brainstorm: What are we looking for when we edit for formatting?
1. Can I do the job? 2. Do I want the job? 3. Am I a good fit? Overview: Are your 3 questions answered? 3 Peer Review
FORMATTING: OPENING – 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 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 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 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 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 All necessary information is displayed Format/tone/font/style is appropriate Best impression of him/herself is displayed Header matches resume 3 Peer Review
RESUME is about YOU… COVER LETTER is about THEM and WHY you make a good match! 3 Peer Review
1. Can I do the job? 2. Do I want the job? 3. Am I a good fit? Ask yourself… Are your 3 questions answered? 3 Peer Review
4 Administrative Resume & Cover letter (upload on COOL and turnitin.com) - March 21st @ 2pm Interview Steam Online - March 28th @ 11:59pm Office hours: SIGN UP NOW. Tutorial next week, no lecture
4 Administrative 1. RESUME = YOU. COVER LETTER = THEM. 2. PERSONALLY CONNECT 1. PEER EDIT! GET HELP! Key Takeaways
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