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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 10.3

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  • 1. Writing Section 10.3: Writing on the Job Taking Charge: Chapter 10 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  • 2. Written Communication
    • Most positions seek strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong communication skills help you:
      • Get a better job
      • Get a promotion
      • Enjoy publication
      • Write a business plan
    © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  • 3. Writing Your Way to Your Dream Job—The Resume Cover Letter
    • Follow standard business format
      • Open the letter—announce purpose
      • Demonstrate knowledge of company
      • Explain your current situation
    © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  • 4. Resume Cover Letter (cont.)
      • Why this job interests you
      • Elaborate on 2 points of your resume
      • Check it over
      • Close the letter
    © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  • 5. Constructing a Business Plan
    • If you decided to branch out on your own, you will need to write a business plan
      • Goals
      • Finances
      • Timeline/milestones
    © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  • 6. 5 Things to Think About
    • What kind of company are you starting?
    • What is the purpose of the business?
    • How will the business make money?
    • Who will be your customers?
    • How will you get your customers?
    © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  • 7. Employee Evaluation
    • Be specific
    • Constructive criticism
    • Positive feedback when possible
    • Focus on the job description
    • Keep your comments succinct
    • Make a copy of all evaluations
    © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  • 8. Making it Work For You
    • Strong and effective writing will help you succeed in your career
    • Strong written communication signals critical thinkers
    © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  • 9. Further Reflection
    • Where could plagiarism arise in the professional world?
    • How can you avoid plagiarism in your career?
    © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  • 10. Additional Resources
    • Job Hunting for Dummies
    • Covering Your Bases
    • http:// www.careerbuilder.com
    © 2010 TSTC Publishing