This is a two part assignment. The first part will help you focus on what an employer needs by evaluating and deconstructed the job descriiption. In the second part of this assignment you will leverage these insights and create a targeted cover letter designed to address these specific needs.
How To Deconstruct a Job Descriiption Template INT6200.pdf
Please review this attached document and upload your completed worksheet for this assignment.
As you complete this exercise consider how the information that you gather from this deep job descriiption review will help you create a targeted cover letter.
Please review the Cover Letter Workbook.pdf resources included here to prepare for this assignment.
Assignment: Cover Letter
The purpose of a cover letter is to summarize the person’s relevant experience, to express interest in the position, and to demonstrate writing ability.
Follow standard business letter format. The only exception to this is the heading section with your address, which can be a bit more stylized and feature your name if you would like.
Don’t forget your email and phone, the date, the addressee’s name, and the addressee’s address. Your cover letter header should look like your resume header.
Use 10 or 12-pt, professional font and block formatting, and stay to one page.
Write “Enclosure” at the bottom to signify that your resume is included.
It’s important to research who will be reading your letter and address your letter to that person specifically.
Also, remember to use Ms. instead of Miss. or Mrs., and if you are unsure of the person’s gender, just list the first and last name (e.g. “Dear Taylor Benson:”).
Include a colon in your greeting instead of a comma for this formal occasion.
Your first paragraph should clearly state the job title you are applying for. Traditional cover letters explain why you are writing and how you found out about the job (e.g. a job ad, a job fair meeting, or the suggestion of someone you both know). The new generation of cover letters often begin by stating a need of the employer’s (following up with how you will meet it), promising a benefit to the reader, or referring to a recent piece of relevant news for the field/company.
The Final Paragraph:
Should invite them to interview/contact you and offer a method of reaching you (phone, email…), or tell them you will be calling them by a certain time (usually a week). This is also place to give them any important details about next steps (if you will be in town and available to meet at a certain time, if they should use your home phone instead of work, etc).
Remember to thank them for considering your application or find another way to end on a note of goodwill. The Closing Include a valediction, and this should probably be formal (e.g. “Sincerely” or “Cordially” rather than “Thanks”).
Important note: for this assignment submission you must include three items: the job descriiption that you used, the completed “How to Deconstruct a Job Descriiptions Template” and your customized cover letter. So there should be three items uploaded for full credit on this assignment.
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