7/6/2021Writing Resumes and Cover Letters | Results…1/16Progress 100%Writing Resumes and Cover LettersTranscriptAt the end of this exercise, you will have worked with the following Learning Objectives:LO 13.2:Explain the process of planning your résumé, including how to choose the best résuméorganization.LO 13.3:Describe the tasks involved in writing your résumé, and list the sections to consider including inyour résumé.LO 14.1:Explain the purpose of application letters, and describe how to apply the AIDA organizationalapproach to them.ScenarioYou're about to graduate with a BSBA with a concentration in human resources management, and it's time tostart searching for a job. Unfortunately, the only work experience you've had is as a cashier at a homeimprovement store during high school and working in a specialty grocery store during college. Your currentjob isn't exactly in the ±eld of your major, but it was a good place to work, and you were recently namedAssistant Team Leader at the store.You've been scouring the online job posting sites and have decided to apply for the position of HumanResources Assistant at the corporate o²ces of Structural Sound, a precision electronics company thatmanufactures and sells innovative, high-end speakers, headphones, and other quality audio products at itspopular stand-alone stores located in big cities and shopping malls across the United States. You recognizethat you have little experience in the ±eld of human resources, but you're eager, hard-working, and seem tohave many of the quali±cations for the job.However, before you can apply for the job, you need to prepare an e³ective resume and cover letter.Learning ObjectivesBefore you start writing your resume, you do some research and learn that there are three common types ofresumes:Decision Point: What Type of Resume Should You Use?Achronological resumelists your work history in reverse order, starting with your current or mostrecent job and working backwards. It is the most common way to organize a resume, and manyemployers like this format because it presents your work history in a clear, easy-to-follow arrangement.Afunctional or skill-based resumefocuses on skills and capabilities you possess that qualify you for aposition. Instead of listing your work history at the top, a functional resume begins with key areas ofexperience, responsibilities, and accomplishments.Acombination resumehighlights the strengths of candidates who have both relevant work experienceand skills. It meshes the skills focus of the functional resume with the work history focus of thechronological format.Which type of resume will you choose to use?