Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 10.3

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 10.3

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

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