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Job application

&
resume
Job application
A Job Application is a covering letter
written to apply for a specific job.
A cover letter expresses your interest in
and qualifications for a position to a
prospective employer.
It is also known as a sales letter as it
offers a candidate’s services to a
proposed employer.
Contents of an application Letter
Writer’s address & Date
Your Address
City, State Zip Code
Telephone Number
E-mail Address

Month Day, Year


Inside address (solicited / Unsolicited)
Mr./Ms./Dr. FirstName LastName
Name of Organization
Street or P. O. Box Address
City, State Zip Code

The Salutation
Subject
The Body of the letter
1.First paragraph
State your intentions of passing the cover letter
clearly. The first paragraph should be the eye catcher.
This part of the cover letter should build some rapport
with the company.

2.Second Paragraph
This portion answers the question of
"why should we hire you?" Explain how you can be an
asset to the company. In broad terms and in one or two
sentences, list the top experience, knowledge, training,
and skills that are relevant to the job.
3. Third Paragraph
Tell them why you are a great fit for the
company and how your skills will meet their
needs.
Thank them for considering your application, tell
them that you have attached a copy of your
resume, and when you would be available for an
interview.
Complimentary Close (Yours Sincerely)
Signature
Enclosure (Resume, Copy of the testimonials)
Resume Writing
RESUME
Resume is a French word meaning "summary".
A resume is ideally a summary of one's
education, skills and employment when
applying for a new job. A resume does not list
out all details of a profile, but only some
specific skills customized to the target job
profile. It thus, is usually 1 or at the max 2
pages long. A resume is usually written in the
third person to give it an objective and formal
tone
Structure: A good resume would start with a Brief
Profile of the candidate, Summary of
Qualifications, followed by Industry Expertise and
then Professional Experience in reverse
chronological order. Focus is on the most recent
experiences (with responsibilities and
accomplishments), and previous experiences are
only presented as a summary. This would be
followed by Education details and/or Professional
Affiliations and/or Voluntary Initiatives.
Curriculum vitae
Curriculum Vitae is a Latin word meaning
"course of life". It is more detailed than a
resume, generally 2 to 3 pages, or even
longer as per the requirement. A C.V. lists out
every skill, all the jobs and positions held,
degrees, professional affiliations the applicant
has acquired, and in chronological order. A
C.V. is used to highlight the general talent of
the candidate rather than specific skills for a
specific position.
Bio data

Bio Data is the short form for Biographical


Data and is an archaic terminology for
Resume or C.V. In a bio data, the focus is
on personal particulars like date of birth,
gender, religion, race, nationality, residence,
marital status, and the like. A chronological
listing of education and experience comes
after that.
Definition

A Resume is a selective record of an


individual’s background.

It is a reflection of an individual’s
education, professional skills, Training
experience, abilities and achievements.
Format
Chronological resume
This type of CV Resume is commonly used because it's one of the
simplest ways of letting your potential employer know about all your
previous work experience and the responsibilities you had in each of
those jobs. This type of CV Resume shows a potential employer that
you are experienced in the field, and is best to use if your previous
jobs have had impressive titles, as this is what will stand out to the
employer.
Functional resume
This type of job resume format is focused on highlighting your skills
and qualifications. This way the employer can see what your strong
points are, when considering you against the other applicants.
This type of format can be particularly useful for graduate students
looking for jobs. It is also useful if, for whatever reason, you have
had gaps in your employment or have changed your job frequently.
Combined resume
As the name suggests it is a mix between the functional and
chronological format. It gives your potential employer a summary of
your career, as well as a brief summary of your education and
details of the skills you have acquired.
Tips for Resume writing
Use a high quality piece of paper
The proper use of paragraph spacing.
Be mindful of the resume format; a
chronological resume format outlines more of
the work history and works more on applicants
with long work experience.
A functional resume stresses more on the
educational experience and knowledge
regarding a line of work. This format is
preferable for applicants changing careers.
Review your resume for unnoticed errors in
grammar and spelling.
Parts of Resume
Heading
Career objective/ Professional Summary
Educational Qualification( reverse
chronological order)
Work Experience
Special Skills, Abilities, Aptitude
Activities & Interest
Awards & Achievement
Personal Data
References