Create a sample resume for yourself.

Mini Project unit 5 communication

  1. Create a sample resume for yourself based upon the guidelines below: Create a cover letter based upon the guidelines below:



The purpose of a resume is to attract the attention of your potential employer. It is not a detailed biography of your life, but should be a clear and concise summary of your past professional experiences and accomplishments. Ideally, a resume should emphasize your strong points while expressing your individuality.

Cover Letter

The primary purpose of a cover letter is to provide prospective employers with your unique talents, experiences, and skills, and to request an interview to discuss employment possibilities. Cover letters should highlight your resume by identifying how you are qualified for the position and the reasons why it would benefit the employer to hire you.

A cover letter should be as concise and targeted as possible. It should generally be no more than one page. A cover letter template appears below.

Today’s Date (followed by 1-2 spaces)
City, State, Zip Code (Address followed by 1-2 spaces)

Name of Hiring Manager
Hiring Manager’s Job Title
Company Name
City, State, Zip Code (Address followed by 1-2 spaces)

Dear Mr. Manager: (Salutation and colon followed by a space)

Introductory Paragraph: This paragraph should indicate why you are writing and should include the position or type of work for which you are applying. This paragraph should also mention where you learned about the hiring organization. If you have had a specific conversation with a person at the organization, please provide the specific date(s) and include the personal reference as it could attract more attention.

Body: The body of your cover letter (one or two paragraphs) should be your sales pitch. In the body, you will explain why you are interested in the position and why you are a good fit for the position. In this section, you should emphasize any particular skills or duties you possess that are part of the job description. You should also use this section to showcase that you are knowledgeable of the position and the company’s needs.

Closing Paragraph: This paragraph should be short and to the point. In this paragraph, you should indicate what steps you would like to happen. If you are seeking an interview, ask for one! You should use an active approach to closing your cover letter. This places you in the position to initiate contact with the employer. In your letter, if you include a specific follow up date, make sure to follow up on that date. In the closing paragraph, you should thank the employer for his or her time and consideration. (Entire body of the letter should be single spaced, left justified, and have one space between each paragraph)

Sincerely, (Closing, “Sincerely” is appropriate, followed by 3 spaces)

(Do not sign if attaching to an email)

Your Full Name (Typed name followed by 1-2 spaces)

Enclosure (Enclosure can be added if you are forwarding your resume, references, etc.)


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