Applying for a Job
Troy Toukatly & Terrence Thompson
Key
Job Application- Blue
Resume’- Black
Job Interview- Green

If another color it may be a mixture of different
genres
Where is the Genre Used? What kinds of activities happen
here? What kinds of people come here? Do these people
have a shar...
What is the interaction it
Accomplishes?

Job applications do not create a human interaction, but more as basic informatio...
Who uses the genre and to do what? Does the user
change for each genre piece? Why? How do you know?

Anyone pursuing a job...
What Subjects does the genre
discuss?
Subjects within a Job Application may be material
such as basic information to why w...
What relationships does the
genre Suggest?
Job applications create a indirect relationship with a possible
employer to all...
What roles does the genre suggest for
participants?
A job application consists of filling out a basic infromational
sheet,...
What kinds of language are used within the
situation and genre pieces?

Job Application: Name, SSN, Role wanted, Reason
Re...
What label would you put on
this situation?
Job application presents basic information for the
possible employer
Resume’s ...
How do the genres shape the
situation?

All three genres shape the situation because it allows
the situation of being hire...
What does the genre allow its users to do
and what does it not allow them to do?
A job application allows them to know bas...
Whose needs are most served by the
genre? Whose needs are least served?

Job Application: Most Served- Applicant, LeastEmp...
Does the genre enable its users to
represent themselves fully?

Job applications and Resumes do not allow them to
fully re...
Do the assumptions that the genre reflects
privilege certains ways of doing things?
If one is more educated while filling ...
Social

A job application and a resume are social because it
communicates in a indirect way by creating ideas and
informat...
situated
A job application and resume’ are situated because it
creates a rhetorical interaction between the applicant
and ...
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Applying for a Job

  1. 1. Applying for a Job Troy Toukatly & Terrence Thompson
  2. 2. Key Job Application- Blue Resume’- Black Job Interview- Green If another color it may be a mixture of different genres
  3. 3. Where is the Genre Used? What kinds of activities happen here? What kinds of people come here? Do these people have a shared objective? A business seeking employment may use Job applications to eliminate and pursue further employments. Anyone may fill a application that may have interest in the topic Resume’ are used within the hiring process to discuss your previous work related experiences. No activities directly relate as it is a list, rather then a specific interaction. Everyone with previous work experience can submit a resume’ Job Interviews occur when a company is interested in a applicant, and pursuing further questioning in ones qualities. Those who come to interviews are ones who stood out to the company as a possible choice for the job
  4. 4. What is the interaction it Accomplishes? Job applications do not create a human interaction, but more as basic information and reasoning for applying to a job Resume’s create a written interaction for the company to review previous work experiences that may separate one from another Job Interviews create a face-to-face interaction for the interviewer and applicant to discuss topics for the specific job
  5. 5. Who uses the genre and to do what? Does the user change for each genre piece? Why? How do you know? Anyone pursuing a job may get a Job Application, though the users applying for that job are those interested in the work and qualifications Those that submit resume’s want to separate themselves from the other possible applicants to create an edge The interviewer uses job interviews to decide who best fits for the job
  6. 6. What Subjects does the genre discuss? Subjects within a Job Application may be material such as basic information to why would someone be the best choice for the job? Within Resume’s subjects are your previous work related experience as well as your accomplishments The subjects for a job interview differ for every job, though the interviewer uses it to get more information on questions to limit the choices.
  7. 7. What relationships does the genre Suggest? Job applications create a indirect relationship with a possible employer to allow them to get the general idea of who you are Resume’s create a relationship with the employer to allow them to know your previous work that may separate yourself from others Job interviews create a more direct face to face relationship where the interviewer can acquire more information on who you are
  8. 8. What roles does the genre suggest for participants? A job application consists of filling out a basic infromational sheet, and submitting it to the company to overview A resume is built from the applicant, including previous jobs and experiences that is turned into the company for further evaluating A job interview roles for the applicant consists of being well dressed to impress the interviewer and being able to prove through answers and questions that this job is something your interested in, and will help the company
  9. 9. What kinds of language are used within the situation and genre pieces? Job Application: Name, SSN, Role wanted, Reason Resume’: Job Experience,Volunteer, Awards, Leadership Job Interview: Why are you best suited for the job? How will you benefit the company?
  10. 10. What label would you put on this situation? Job application presents basic information for the possible employer Resume’s inform the employer of previous work related experiences Job interview gives you the ability to persuade the interviewer that your best suited for the job
  11. 11. How do the genres shape the situation? All three genres shape the situation because it allows the situation of being hired or not for the job. The steps of getting the job being a job application, resume and interview
  12. 12. What does the genre allow its users to do and what does it not allow them to do? A job application allows them to know basic information, yet does not allow them to know who you are personality and work based A resume allows them to know how qualified you are for the job but not if your a team player or if people within the company will like working with you A job interview allows them to know the type of person you are but not how well of a worker you are
  13. 13. Whose needs are most served by the genre? Whose needs are least served? Job Application: Most Served- Applicant, LeastEmployer Resume: Most Served- Applicant, Least- Employer Job Interview: Most Served- Applicant, LeastEmployer
  14. 14. Does the genre enable its users to represent themselves fully? Job applications and Resumes do not allow them to fully represent themselves because they cannot acquire ones personality Job Interviews allow one to represent there personality but not always fully who they are and how the may work
  15. 15. Do the assumptions that the genre reflects privilege certains ways of doing things? If one is more educated while filling out a job application, and respond to basic questions more intelligently, the employer may be more likely to pursue your interest within the company A more, well built Resume, with more experiences may stand out more then a applicant with no work related experience A job interview gives one the ability to persuade and use there intelligence to “wow” the interviewer
  16. 16. Social A job application and a resume are social because it communicates in a indirect way by creating ideas and information through writing for your future employer A job interview illustrates social characteristics because it is a face to face interaction discussing questions and reasonings
  17. 17. situated A job application and resume’ are situated because it creates a rhetorical interaction between the applicant and employer through writing and experiences for the employer to get a basic understanding of the applicants qualifications for the job A job interview is situated much like the social characteristics because it is a planned meeting between the applicant and interviewer to communicate on specific topics for the job

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