Used Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to write and illustrate User Manual, illustrated reports, and workplace documents in Technical Communications course at Camosun College.
Able to work in groups
Excellent written and oral communication
Good at problem solving
Patient and empathetic
SKILL + CONTEXT/SITUATION = ACCOMPLISHMENT
Use lists to present information concisely, and check them for parallelism.
Proofread fastidiously, use a spell-check and grammar check, and get a peer edit. A résumé must be letter perfect.
Persuasive Sales Letter
First paragraph: very short (around 2 sentences)
Focus attention in subject line as well (list job name or “competition number”)
Mention name of job, how you heard of it, and in just a few words why you are perfect for the job.
Dear K.T. Williams,
Subject: Parkland Secondary Youth Liaison Position
I am pleased to apply for the position of youth liaison at Parkland Secondary School, which I learned about in last week’s Times Colonist advertisement. My education and experience make me an excellent candidate for this position.
Subject: Application for Position of Regional Manager of Retailing with X-Treem Games
Please consider my application for the position of Regional Manager of Retailing with X-Treem Games, advertised in the June 2004 issue of Vancouver Island Jobpostings. My education in Computer Engineering Technology at Camosun College has provided me with the computing knowledge that you describe in your idea applicant.
2 Body Paragraphs: Interest/Desire
“ What evidence can you give me to prove you have the skills you say you have?”
“ Do you have any experience?”
“ How recent is your training?”
“ What degree of success have you had in other work experiences?”
“ Can you work effectively in the type of work environment we have in this company?”
“ How are you different from the other applicants?”