Reate Professional Job Application, Cover Letter, and Memo

Please see assignment instructions below. I will submit my resume draft and link for the Job position that I will be using for this assignment /br /
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ENGL2338: Technical Writing Department of English br /br /
Course Textbook: Laura J. Gurak & John M. Lannon, Strategies for Technical Communication in the Workplace, 2nd edition, Pearson (2013).br /br /
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Assignment Overview br /br /
For this assignment, you will create three documents: br /br /
a? A Job Application Letter br /br /
a? A RA©sumA© br /br /
a? A Cover Memo br /br /
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(Please note: when finished, you must combine all three documents into one Word file for br /br /
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You will need to research job leads to find an actual job announcement that advertises a position for which you are qualified. Search national job sites like,,, and Also review pages 163164 for a discussion of various sources for finding out about a job opening. br /br /
When you find the job that you wish to apply for, copy down the details of the job opening (or copy the link if its posted on a Website). You must provide this job information in the cover memo you address to your instructor. br /br /
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Research the Company or Organization. You must research the company or organization that advertised the job announcement. You can research the company in a variety of ways. For instance, you can find the companyas Website if one is available; or you may obtain a copy of the companys annual report; or, if you know someone who works for that company, you can network with employees of the company br /br /
The goal here is for you to become more informed about the company in generala its product line, its past and current successes, and its plans for future development. Ideally, you should use some of this information to your advantage in your application letter. The best application letters not only demonstrate how well qualified you are, but also show how you can make specific contributions to the company. Remember that the chief aim of an application letter is to help you get an interview. Your letter should persuade the reader that you are the best applicant for the position. br /br /
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Review the information on application letters in Chapter 10 and write a job application letter with an effective introduction, body and conclusion. The job-application letter, which is the first thing the reader sees, expands upon a few of the points made in the resume. The typical letter has at least three parts, and your letter should have all of them: br /br /
a? Introduction. The first paragraph establishes why you are writing to your reader. State that you are looking for a particular position and explain why you br /br /
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would like to work at that particular company. You should also identify the source where you found the job opening information. Forecast the body of the letter by stating your major qualifications for the job. br /br /
a? Body. The body of the letter develops each qualification (education and br /br /
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experience) with specific evidence. The goal is to show that you know what the employer needs and that you meet the requirements. You may organize this section around your education, around your training and experience, or around what the job or the company requires. br /br /
a? Conclusion. You should end the letter politely and include a reference to the enclosed resume, a request for an interview, and your phone number and e-mail address. br /br /
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Format. Your letter must meet all of the formatting requirements of a good business letter. It should use block format. If possible, write no more than one page. The letter should contain all of the elements covered in Chapter 11: br /br /
a? Heading (senderas address) br /br /
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a? Inside address (full address, including title, for the person who is addressed) br /br /
a? Salutation br /br /
a? Body text (introduction, body, conclusion) br /br /
a? Complimentary closing (Sincerely,or Sincerely yours,”) br /br /
a? Signature br /br /
a? Typed name br /br /
a? Enclosure notation (a?Encl. Resumea?) br /br /
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Requirements for the Resume br /br /
The purpose of the rA©sumA© is to describe your qualifications for work. Review the information on rA©sumA©s in Chapter 10 carefully and then design and write a professional rA©sumA©. br /br /
You should create a reverse chronological rA©sumA© tailored for the specific job opening. Your rA©sumA© should be no longer than one page, and must contain all of the following elements: br /br /
a? Heading (full name, address, phone, and email address) br /br /
a? Objective br /br /
a? Education (schools, majors, minors, and dates of graduation; omit high school education unless it is a specialized high school) br /br /
a? Work Experience (employeras name, the position you hold, and a list or description of duties and responsibilities for each position) br /br /
a? Certifications (optional) br /br /
a? Interests and Activities (optional) br /br /
a? References (list a?Available on requesta? instead of the actual references) br /br /
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Your style should be formal. You need not use complete sentences, but you should use a concise, active style and show consistency in expression from section to section. When br /br /
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making lists, be sure to use parallel structure (items should match one another in tense and form). br /br /
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Requirements for the Memo br /br /
Write a brief memo (no more than one page, single-spaced) addressed to your instructor. The memo should serve as a commentary explaining how you adapted your letter and rA©sumA© to the specific job. br /br /
Use business memo format (review memo format in Chapter 11). You may use a memo template in Word if you prefer. Discuss the items below in detail: br /br /
a? At the beginning of the memo, state the purpose of the memo. br /br /
a? What kinds of professional qualifications or experiences is this company looking for in this new hire? What kinds of personal qualities? br /br /
a? How did you focus your application letter for this job opening and br /br /
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company? What aspects of your education and experience did you highlight? What information did you think was less important for this job? What kind of tone did you take in the letter? br /br /
a? How did you focus your rA©sumA© for this job opening and company? What br /br /
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aspects of your education and experience did you highlight? What information did you think was less important for this job? br /br /
a? At the end of the memo, provide a link to the job opening, or list major job requirements from the advertisement. br /br /
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