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Application, Resume & Interview Prep

1. Prepare a letter of application and a resume aimed at gaining your ideal (but appropriate) job. Do not focus on a job requiring a Bachelor's degree if you do not have one (or aren't close). Do not apply for something requiring 10 years experience. Make sure there are no grammatical or formatting errors in either document.

2. Develop at least 5 questions and answers you could expect to address with this company if you were granted an interview for this particular job. Create responses that are interesting, and professional, that create an individual competitive advantage, and are scrupulously honest.

3, Prepare an extensive career search focused tip sheet, with 15 to 20 tips total. It should include: (1) research process reminders, (2) application letters and resume advice, (3) reminders about interviewing techniques and requirements, (4) follow up correspondence required during and after the application process

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1. Prepare a letter of application and a resume aimed at gaining your ideal (but appropriate) job. Do not focus on a job requiring a Bachelor's degree if you do not have one (or aren't close). Do not apply for something requiring 10 years experience. Make sure there are no grammatical or formatting errors in either document.

I can guide you on how to write each part of what is required. I don't have enough information here to help you with the wording, but I can get you off to a great start. For the letter of application, it is in letter form, and includes three short paragraphs:

1) The reason for your application - state the position that you are seeking with the company, and where you found the job listing.

2) The second paragraph is a short explanation of what your skills are that you can offer the employer. Why would you be a great choice for the position?

3) The final short paragraph is where you thank the recipient (usually the hiring manager) for taking the time to review your application, and also includes how you plan on following up. Typically, a good follow-up time is to call the hiring manager one week after he or she ...

Solution Summary

The solution guides the reader through the paragraphs to include in a job application letter, a link to an online resume-creator, a few short ideas on the kinds of questions to ask at an interview and tips for making a strong career search such as attire and follow-up procedures. 759 words (including questions).

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