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2  A written document that consists of work experience, education, credentials, and accomplishments.

3  To apply for jobs, internships, Graduate School programs, etc.  3 Different Types Chronological Functional Combination

4  Chronological This is the most popular format. It places information in reverse chronological order (i.e. from most to least recent).

5  Name  Address  Telephone Number  Email Address

6  Describe your career goal or ideal job  Example: Seeking a position in sales where five years of customer service experience will add value.

7  employer’s name, location (city & province), dates of employment, position/job title, summary of responsibilities and accomplishments  State the full name of the corporation rather than using acronyms that may not be familiar to a prospective employer. For dates of employment include the start and end dates  When providing details of the positions you held, include three pieces of information Basic responsibilities, industry or company specific information. 2. Specific skills required. 3. Accomplishments/achievements

8  name and location of school, graduation date, degree and major area of study

9  List of people of who know how you work professionally and know you personally  You need at least 3 references.  Reference list should contain: Name Title (i.e. Chemist) Address Telephone Number Email Address

10  You can also add to your Resume: Skill(i.e. Microsoft Word) Awards and Honors (i.e. Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program Scholar 2010) Professional and Social Affiliations (i. e. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.)

11  Also known as a Motivation Letter  Normally 1 page long  Contains: Header Introduction Body Closing

12  Cover letters use standard business letter style, with the sender's address and other information, the recipient's contact information, and the date sent after either the sender's or the recipient's address.

13  The introduction briefly states the specific position desired, and should be designed to catch the employer's immediate interest.

14  The body highlights or amplifies on material in the resume or job application, and explains why the job seeker is interested in the job and would be of value to the employer.  Also, matters discussed typically include skills, qualifications, and past experience. If there are any special things to note such as availability date, they may be included as well. skillsqualificationsexperience

15  A closing sums up the letter, and indicates the next step the applicant expects to take.  It may indicate that the applicant intends to contact the employer, although many favor the more indirect approach of simply saying that the applicant will look forward to hearing from or speaking with the employer.  After the closing is a valediction ("Sincerely"), and then a signature line.

16  Also known as C. V.  Similar to a Resume but specifically focused on academic achievements  A CV summarizes educational and academic history, and may include details about teaching experience, publications (books, articles, research papers, unpublished manuscripts, or book chapters), and academic honors and awards.

17  Use a CV rather than a resume for teaching or research opportunities, applying for fellowships or for further academic training.

18  Typically organized in this way: Name and Address Education Dissertation Fellowships and Awards Teaching Experience Research Experience Publications and Presentations Works in Progress Related Professional Experience Languages References Dissertation Abstract

19  Develop a Resume and Cover Letter  You are applying to be an Assistant for me!!!  I need: Someone good at multi-tasking and work independently Good communication and organizational skills Type at least 45 wpm Work well in groups Due July 9th at midnight via email

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