This assignment will give you the opportunity to create a set of personalized job application documents–print and digital versions of your resume, and an application letter. Because one aspect of the correct completion of this assignment involves producing files of specific types, you will be uploading a total of 4 individual files.
Part 1–A Print Résumé
Directions:Create a résumé intending for human eyes. You may produce either a chronological or functional version.
Because this résumé needs to capture the attention and interest of a human viewer, it will be important to handle layout and fonts well.
Create one version as a Microsoft Word document–.doc or .docx–with the filename [yourname]resume1.
Then save the résumé again as a .pdf file with the filename [yourname]resume2. When you select Save As in the Microsoft Word File menu, the dialog box which opens has a “Save as type:” scroll box right below the “File name:” box. One of the options in the scrollable list is “PDF.”
Part 2–A Scannable Résumé
Now create a scannable version of your résumé. Bear in mind that it is not simply a matter of removing boldface, italics and underlining from the version you created in Part 1. The scannable résumé is intended to be read by a machine, and it is structured differently. The primary difference is that you will need a list of keywords, which will all be nouns.
Save your resume as a .txt file with the filename [yourname]resume3. When you select Save As in the Microsoft Word File menu, the dialog box which opens has a “Save as type:” scroll box right below the “File name:” box. One of the options in the scrollable list is “Plain Text.”
Part 3–An Application Letter
Using newspaper classified ads or online job listing sites, find a listing for a job which interests you and for which you are reasonably qualified. Compose an application letter to accompany your print-version résumé.
Save your letter as a Word file–.doc or .docx– with the filename [yourname]letter.