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OST 2335 - Business Writing: Home


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Writing an Effective Résumé/Cover Letter

A résumé is a document that highlights a job applicant's skills, professional credentials, education, and work history. Although some employers rely primarily on job applications when filling openings, many expect a résumé. There are a number of styles a résumé may follow depending on the applicant's circumstances and experiences, as well as the type of job that he or she is seeking.

A cover letter is an applicant's introduction to a prospective employer, and it should touch on the contents of the résumé without completely restating that material. The letter should highlight the qualities that make the candidate especially qualified for the advertised position. The cover letter should also directly request consideration for the job for which the person is applying.  Read More.

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