Cover and Thank You Letters (due this week)
Find a job ad for a position you would be interested in once you graduate. Write a targeted cover letter responding to the ad.
Assume you were given the opportunity to interview for the position. Write a post-interview thank you letter to the employer.
Submit your cover and thank you letters and the job ad to the dropbox. Be sure to proofread and spell check your work before you submit it. The grading rubric for this assignment is available in Doc Sharing.
The grading rubric is also available below:
|Criteria that Submitted Assignment Meets||
Total Points Possible for Assignment
|Award full credit only if: (1) the cover letter is targeted to the job ad and links the student’s skills to the job requirements; (2) both letters contain appropriate content; (3) both letters are formatted in standard business style; (4) both letters have flawless grammar and spelling; (5) submission includes the job ad.||100|
|Deduct points if: (1) the cover letter is not targeted sufficiently to the job ad and fails to link the student’s skills to the job requirements(maximum deduction 30 points); (2) the letters do not contain appropriate content (maximum deduction 20 points); (3) the letters are not formatted in standard business style (maximum deduction 20 points); (4) there are grammatical and spellingerrors(maximum deduction 20 points); (5) the job ad was not submitted with the letters (deduct 10 points).||0-99|
Submit your assignment to the Dropbox, located at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read these step-by-step instructions.
See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.
Resumé: Final (due in Week 6)
Find a job ad for a position you would be interested in once you graduate. (You may use the same ad that you used for the Cover and Thank You Letters assignment.) Using the ad and feedback you received on your draft resumé, prepare a targeted resumé for submission in Week 6.
Informational Interview (due in Week 8)
As part of your job search preparation, you will plan for, conduct, and submit notes for an Informational Interview with someone working in your target career field.
The assignment template and grading rubric for this assignment are available in Doc Sharing. This assignment is due at the end of Week 8.
- Preparing for Your Interviews (graded)