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Résumés and CoverLetters: Working withthe Job Ad
This Week’s FocusUpon completion of this weekly module, learners will havedemonstrated the ability to:assess various employment communications and create effectiveemployment communication documents
Gender Inequality in the WorkplaceAmazon Ditches AI Recruiting Tool That ‘Didn’t Like Women’Amazon has scrapped an automated recruiting tool after reportedly discovering that it didn’t like femalecandidates. The company tried to mechanize its talent searches by creating a computer program that gaveapplicants scores ranging from one to five stars, just like Amazon products. However, its models were trained to vetapplicants by observing patterns in résumés submitted to the company over a 10-year period—most came frommen, so the system effectively taught itself that male candidates were preferable over women. It reportedlypenalized résumés that included the word “women’s,” and downgraded candidates from two unspecified women’scolleges. The company abandoned the project by the start of last year. Amazon declined to comment on therecruiting engine.Full article by Jeffrey Dastin available fromReuters:ool-that-showed-bias-against-women-idUSKCN1MK08G
More Employment NewsMeanwhile, in Canada…For some stark news,over one millions jobshave been lost in Ontario since the start of thepandemicCurrently, theunemployment rate in Canada is at 13.7 per cent.For more information regarding thecurrent employment landscape,read the following article970777Ontario Minimum Wage2017: Ontario Minimum Wage was$11.40/hourThe Ontario Liberal government announced, in 2017, that the minimum wage would increaseto14.00CaD/hour on January 1, 2018 and to15.00/hour in 2019.Doug Ford, the leader of the new Conservative government, has announced that his party wouldsuspendthe increase to $15.Minimum wage rates from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2020 is $14.00 per hourMinimum wage rates from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 will be $14.25
Résumés: Working withthe Job AdChoosing the Best Résumé TypeGeneral Recommendations for Résumés and Résumé SectionsAnalyzing the Job Ad and the Organization’s WebsiteAdapting the Résumé to the Job AdCommon Résumé Errors
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 for jobtasks;functionalrésumés (employment history in reverse chronological order; extended Summary of Skills topreface a list of jobs (the summary lists 5-8 skills relevant for the job sought & present them as outcomes oftasks performed in previously held jobs; the list of jobs mentions only the position, the organization, and the

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