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Unformatted text preview: ENGL 107 Business Communication Unit 4: Resums and Covering Letters Copyright & Credits Copyright Copyright 2006 Thompson Rivers University. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 2001, 1995, 1991, 1983, 1982 Open Learning Agency This course material is the property of Thompson Rivers University. As such, it is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act. The content may be used for personal study purposes only. No part of this work may be forwarded or reproduced in any form by any means without permission, in writing, from the Intellectual Property Office, Thompson Rivers University: copyright@tru.ca. Every effort has been made to ensure that any course content, owned by others, has been appropriately cleared for use in this course. Anyone wishing to make additional use of such third party material must obtain clearance from the copyright holder. ISBN 0-7790-0560-0 (set) 5 th ed., 2005 This set contains: Course Manual, ISBN 0-7790-0561-9 Study Guide, ISBN 0-7790-0562-7 Assignments, ISBN 0-7790-0563-5 Credits 2006 Course Revision Team Theresa Spitzer, Operations Manager, Instructional Development and Research Group Enid McCauley, Director, Instructional Development and Research Group 2001 Course Development Team Subject Matter Experts: Rosemary Carter, John Cobley Course Reviewer: Diana Holland Program Coordinator: John Bryant Printed in Canada at Thompson Rivers University 900 McGill Road PO Box 3010 Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5N3 PO Box 82080 Burnaby, British Columbia V5C 6J8 Contents Introduction 1 Objectives 1 Part 1 Layout and Design 2 Part 2 Resums 3 General Remarks 4 Types of Resums 6 Special Considerations 7 The Chronological Resum Format 12 Resum Pointers 14 Part 3 Covering Letters 16 Go to Assignment 4 18 Introduction In this unit, you will learn to prepare the most common types of resums. You will also learn to write effective letters of application (also known as covering or cover letters, because they usually accompany resums). Objectives By the time you have completed your work on this unit, you should be able to do the following: Prepare a resum to fit a particular job application. Write an effective letter of application, or covering letter, to accompany your resum. 2 Unit 4 ENGL 107 Business Communication Part 1 Layout and Design As you have seen in previous units, letters no matter what information they convey follow certain formatting conventions to make them attractive and easy to read. These conventions include headings, salutation lines, signature lines, and so on. Presentation and format guidelines broaden considerably for longer written pieces. Still, all forms of reports, including resums, require you to think carefully about presentation as well as content....
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