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COMM 3077:Professional Communication for ITWeek 7:Employment PackageEffective Résumés and Cover LettersIntro: General Recommendations
Choosing the Best Résumé TypeDepending on the way information is organized into sections, résumés can be categorized asChronologicalrésumés= employment history in reverse chronological order + detailed descriptions forJob Tasks;Functionalrésumés= employment history in reverse chronological order + extended Summary of Skillsto preface a list of jobs:the summary lists 5-8 transferrable skills relevant for the job sought & presents them as outcomes oftasks performed in previously held jobs;the list of jobs mentions only the position, the organization, and the dates of employment.Applicants with extensive experiencein the field in which they are seeking a new job tend to produce achronologicalrésumé – to stress the wealth of experience they have accumulated.Applicants with minimalor no experiencein the field in which they are seeking a new job (recentgraduates and people who are interested in a career change) generally produce afunctional résumé, sothey can insist on thetransferrableskillsaccumulated through work experiences and other means(volunteering work, education, etc.) – skills that arerelevantfor the job soughtCombined résumésSummary of Skills + a detailedEmployment History section (Job Tasks), which allows

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