Assignment: Finding a Job

For this assignment, you are going to find a job advertisement online that you would potentially want to apply for someday. You’ll then create a custom résumé and cover letter for this specific job, and then fill out the Interview Research Worksheet for your chosen job.

You will submit a link to the job advertisement, your custom résumé, your cover letter, and your completed Interview Research Worksheet to your instructor.

NOTE: You can use your actual work and volunteer experience as you create your résumé and cover letter for this assignment, so you’ll be able to use them as starting points when applying for jobs in the “real world.” If you are still building your work work experience, complete this assignment for the job you want in the future.

Grading Rubric

Criteria Not Evident Developing Proficient Exemplary Points
Provide a link to an applicable job posting 0 pts
Link is not provided
0pts
Link is not provided
3 pts
Job is not applicable
5pts
Link is provided and job is applicable
5 pts
Create a customized résumé, matching the vocabulary and skills of the provided job posting 0 pts
No résumé is submitted
5 pts
Résumé does not include all elements of a résumé
10 pts
Résumé includes all elements of a résumé, but does not align perfectly to the job posting
15 pts
Résumé includes all elements of a résumé, and aligns perfectly to the job posting
15 pts
Create a customized cover letter, matching the vocabulary and skills of the provided job posting 0 pts
No cover letter is submitted
5 pts
Letter does not include all elements of a cover letter
10 pts
Letter includes all elements of a résumé, but does not align perfectly to the job posting
15 pts
Letter includes all elements of a résumé, and aligns perfectly to the job posting
15 pts
Complete the Interview Research worksheet 0 pts
No worksheet is submitted
5 pts
Worksheet is only partially completed
10 pts
Worksheet is completed, but does not match details of the job posting
15 pts
Worksheet is completed and matches details from the job posting
15 pts
Total: 50 pts