Resume and Letter of Application

Locate an advertisement for a job for which you are qualified, preferably one in your field. In addition to checking the want ads in newspapers, you might find out about jobs from the Career Planning and Placement Center, bulletin boards, trade journals, or the Internet. Make a copy of the job advertisement.

Prepare a resume and letter of application that are tailored to the specific job for which you are applying. On the date scheduled for peer review, bring to class three copies of each of the following: rough drafts, job ad, and peer review sheet . On due date turn in the final documents, along with the peer reviews, roughs and job ad.

Peer Review Sheet For Resume

Peer Review Sheet For Letter of Application

Specific expectations for resume:

  • summarize your actual education and experience (and possibly skills)
  • list in phrases, not sentences, your qualifications for this job
  • begin with most important and most recent
  • group information under headings
  • use layout that reads easily
  • limit to one page (two with my permission)
  • make sure grammar is perfect

Specific expectations for letter of application:

  • use a standard business letter format
  • state the position for which you are applying
  • indicate source of information about job
  • tell how your specific education and experience qualify you for the job
  • be confident but not overbearing (give facts, not opinions)
  • request an interview and give specifics on how you can be reached