CJ 220 Washburn University Resume and Cover Letter Paper all the instructions are attached below,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, CJ 220

CJ 220 Washburn University Resume and Cover Letter Paper all the instructions are attached below,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, CJ 220 Fall 2019
Resume and Cover Letter Assignment
(75 points)
Due date: submit in class on Thursday, September 19
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to give students an opportunity to learn the basic elements
of resume and cover letter writing. As well, you will investigate your accomplishments and job
opportunities in your area of interest.
Using an actual job listing from an organization or company in your area of interest, you will create a
cover letter and a resume. For the assignment, you will choose where you will apply, conduct minimal
research regarding your target company, and analyze your own capabilities and assets. Then you will
write a cover letter and a resume. You will submit the letter and resume for grading, along with a copy
of the actual job listing (this should be a one-page printout of the job listing; please do not provide me
with links to a website).
For the Resume:
When creating this resume, think of what you want the employer to learn about you in under five
seconds. Look at the organization, the appearance, and the information to determine whether the
document you have created represents you at your best.
Your resume should contain the following elements in no more than five sections:
• Name and contact information
• Career objective (optional – do not include if it takes up too much space or is not necessary in
your discipline)
• Education (with dates and locations)
• Work experience (with dates, locations, and specific descriptions of your duties, using active
verbs and incomplete sentence construction)
• Other relevant sections, such as Qualifications, Skills, Accomplishments & Awards, or
Volunteer Work (with dates and locations)
For the Cover Letter:
In a single page, you will write a cover letter for a job. You are required to turn in a copy of the job ad
and/or position for which you are applying, too. The cover letter is your first and maybe only chance to
make a good impression, so be sure to provide all important details. Using the information found in the
job ad, target your letter specifically to that company and that position.
A good cover letter:
Explain why you are writing.
Use energetic language. Find a unique angle.
Explain why you are the best candidate for the job, position, etc.
Detail the skills you’d bring to the company or program.
Mention any especially outstanding awards and qualifications.
Show some knowledge of the organization or company.
Sum up in one or two strong sentences.
Tell the reader the action you expect of him/her.
Use Times New Roman, size 12 font (except your name in the letterhead) and 1″ margins. You may use
a different font besides 12-point Times New Roman for the body of the resume, but do not use more
than two styles of fonts – one for headings, and one for text.
Do not use the resume templates found in Microsoft Word. Some of these templates use bad design
principles. They may also insert codes into your document that make changes nearly impossible to
Resume Road Show and Career Services Center:
As mentioned in class, students are encouraged to attend the Washburn University “Resume Road
Show” on Monday, September 9th. Provide proof that you attended (for example, Director Kent
McAnally or his assistants can sign a note verifying your attendance) and you will receive 10 extra
credit points. If you cannot attend the road show, you can also visit the WU Career Services center for
assistance with your assignment. If you provide proof that you visited the center for a review of your
cover letter and/or resume, you will receive 10 extra credit points.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me by email, during office hours, by phone, or by texting:
Office: 785-670-1413
Cell/Texting: 303-717-7279
Email: patricia.dahl@washburn.edu

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