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Resumes and job letters, part 1

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ENG 101 class slides from January 22, 2014.
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  • cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Tiffany: http://flic.kr/p/5w6Vg7
  • Truth About Freshman Composition • different ≠ easier • fewer rules ≠ easier • must use judgment
  • cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Mark Hunter: http://flic.kr/p/7VHwy6
  • cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Tehmina Goskar: http://flic.kr/p/9VfUV6
  • cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Jamie McCaffrey: http://flic.kr/p/cY4HAE
  • cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Richard: http://flic.kr/p/dmETxL
  • Rules still matter: "Among those interviewed were his two ex-wives, Kris Kristofferson, and Robert Duvall" --LA Times, July 21, 2010
  • Grammar: prescriptive v. descriptive
  • prescription? cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by VCU Libraries: http://flic.kr/p/ac2ZMg
  • description? cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Alex Eylar: http://flic.kr/p/7tbZCh
  • cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Hannah: http://flic.kr/p/4x8mhm
  • 6 seconds • Length of time professional recruiters selfreport spending on each resume: 4-5 mins. • Measured average time: 6 seconds. Source: http://info.theladders.com/our-team/you-onlyget-6-seconds-of-fame-make-it-count
  • What recruiters see
  • 80% of attention • Name • Current title/company • Previous title/company • Previous position start/end dates • current position start/end dates • education
  • cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Alexander Parker: http://flic.kr/p/6dhcm4
  • Match résumé to job • Think of a job you would like to have • What are your best qualificiations? – knowledge – skills – training/education – ?? • Draft a resume to apply for that particular job
  • In pairs • Exchange your draft résumés • Guess what kind of job the résumé is for • Give feedback for better matching résumé to job
  • Draft cover letter & resume • • • • Due Wed., Jan. 29, at beginning of class Find job ad for position you would apply for Draft cover letter & resume Bring 2 copies or resume, cover letter, and job ad to class
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