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BYP 2-9 ALL ABOUT YOU (a)Students’ responses to this question will vary. It is important that the steps that they identify be as specific as possible, and clearly directed toward achieving their goal. You may wish to ask a follow-up question asking them to explain how each step will assist them in achieving their goal.(b)There are many sites on the Internet that provide information about preparing a résumé. For example, you can find extensive resources at:. Many schools also have re-sources in their placement centers or writing labs. The Writing Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute provides useful, concise information on its website at .
A wide variety of sample résumés can be found. For example, Monster.com provides samples for a wide variety of professions and situations at -letters/careers.aspx.(c)It is important to provide accurate and complete documentation of all relevant training, education, and employment experiences so as to provide assurance to the potential employer, and also to enable that employer to do follow-up work. If you say you have certain skills, such as computer skills, try to substantiate the claim with recognized proof of proficiency. Make sure that all addresses and phone numbers are accurate and up-to-date. Also, ensure that the people you use as references have a copy of your résumé and cover letter, and that they are informed that you are interviewing so they know to expect a call.(d)See the sample résumés provided in the websites above for various format options. You might also mention to students that there are electronic résumé templates available on the Internet.BYP 2-10CONSIDERING PEOPLE, PLANET AND PROFIT(a)The existence of three different forms of certification would most likely create confusion for coffee purchasers. It would be difficult to know what aspects of the coffee growing process each certification covered. Similarly, if there were multiple groups that certified financial statements, each with different criteria, it would be difficult for financial statement users to know what each certification promised.(b)The Starbucks certification appears to be the most common in that area. It has the advantage of having a direct link to the Starbucks coffee market. Although it does not guarantee that Starbucks will buy its coffee, it is a requirement that must be met before Starbucks will buy somebody’s coffee. Note that the article states that the Starbucks certification “incorporates elements of social responsibility and environmental leadership, but quality of coffee is the first criteria.” The Smithsonian Bird Friendly is considered to have the strictest requirements and, as a result, appears to be the least common.(c)The certifications have multiple objectives including organic farming as a means to protect bird species, biodiversity and wildlife habitat. Some included requirements are to improve workers’ living conditions, such as providing running water in worker housing, child labor regulations and education requirements. As mentioned above, the Starbucks certification has the potential financial benefit of