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302_Assignment_Packe - BUAD 302/TOWNSEND SPRING 2010 ASSIGNMENT PACKET BUAD 302/Townsend Spring 2010 Resume Cover Letter and Interview Overview

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BUAD 302/Townsend Spring 2010 Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview Overview This assignment demands the development of a coordinated persuasive strategy aimed at facilitating a successful entry into the job market. The completion of these assignments will help you develop a deeper, more objective understanding and appreciation of your value to the marketplace and an ability to articulately communicate that value. Tasks 1. Develop and refine a one-page resume . Select an organizational and format strategy that effectively highlights your strengths and potential. Proofread carefully. 2. Write a one-page letter of application based on an actual – and current – internship or job advertisement or announcement. (The ad you select must have descriptive information regarding the position.) Obviously, you may not present materials tailored to a job you already have or have had in the past. Do not modify your background or abilities. You may apply for a position requiring some qualification you do not have, but you must sell yourself in the cover letter such that a prospective employer would be inclined to interview you anyway. Be sure to tailor your cover letter to the qualifications outlined in the ad. 3. Bring three copies each of the ad, your cover letter, and your resume to class on Thursday, January 21, and Tuesday, January 26, for workshop. 4. Turn in your resume, cover letter, and ad in class on Thursday, February 4. (Turn in 2 copies of each.) 5. Prepare to be interviewed for the position. These mock interviews will take place in the Popovich ELC on Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28, and on Saturday, March 6. Bring a clean, readable copy of your signed cover letter, your resume, and the ad to your interview. The interviewer will base her/his questioning on your cover letter and resume but will also ask general interview questions. Be punctual and dress professionally. 6. Within two weeks of receiving your mock interview evaluation in class, watch your taped interview in Crocker Library (2 nd floor HOH). Write a short reaction memo which includes a paragraph discussing your areas for improvement, a paragraph discussing your strengths, and a paragraph discussing what you gained from the experience. 2
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the person interviewed before or after you and discuss ways in which your colleague might improve. (You’ll find this interview on the same DVD.) Be specific in these evaluations. Use memo format. Address the memo to me. This is not a major graded assignment but it must be completed thoroughly and competently. This is an opportunity to observe yourself in one of the most important, and most challenging, interpersonal communication situations. 3
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course BUAD 302 taught by Professor Snyder during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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302_Assignment_Packe - BUAD 302/TOWNSEND SPRING 2010 ASSIGNMENT PACKET BUAD 302/Townsend Spring 2010 Resume Cover Letter and Interview Overview

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