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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 (print, digital, and oral)
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 ErrorsThe two sections in blue are included in this reading material. We’ll go through the rest of the sections in class.
Choosing the Best Résumé TypeDepending on the way information is organized into sections, résumés can be categorized aschronological(employment history in reverse chronological order; detailed descriptions for job tasks;functional(employment history in reverse chronological order; extended Summary of Skills to preface alist of jobs (the summary lists 5-8 skills relevant for the job sought & present them as outcomes of tasksperformed in previously held jobs; the list of jobs mentions only the position, the organization, and thedates of employment).Applicants withextensive experiencein the field in which they are seeking a new job tend to produce achronologicalrésumé – to stress the wealth of experience they accumulated.Applicants with minimal or no experience in the field in which they are seeking a new job (recent graduates/people interested in a career change) generally produce afunctional résumé, so they can insist on thetransferrableskills accumulated through employment experiences and other means (volunteering work,education, etc.) – skills that arerelevantfor the job soughtAnother option is to use a combination– provide a Summary of Skills as well as a detailed EmploymentHistory section. This would allow you to use the best features of both types. If you choose this option, avoidduplicating information (do not repeat information in the Summary of Skills and in the Employment Historysections).
General Recommendations for RésumésYou probably already have a résumé, but in case you do not have one/ haven’t updated it in a while, build a basicone

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