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Module 4 – SLP
Resume and Cover Letter
Using the job you identified in Module 1 following the guidelines from the above readings write a resume and a cover letter applying for the job. Submit your resume and cover letter. Remember and apply what you’ve learned so far on persuasion and writing letters. Using materials from Module 1 on goodwill communication and from Module 2 on persuasion will be helpful. In addition materials from Module 3 on negative communication may come in handy to prevent negative impressions. Please avoid re-stating your resumes on your cover letters. Focus on your strengths and make your case a compelling one.
Submit your assignments by the module’s due date.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Your submission should include a well-written resume and cover letter. These documents should apply what you have learned in the course. Both are to be formally written in a professional way. Please use proper English. Your resume and letter will be graded on overall effectiveness and how much and how well you applied ideas from the readings. This includes their ability to generate goodwill and convince your prospective employer on your strengths while preventing potential negative impressions. Achieving these would make a compelling case for your application and hence give you an opportunity to be interviewed.
No citations and formal bibliography are necessary for SLP 4.
SLP General Expectations
For the SLPs students are expected to play a role as themselves in the job market. You are to identify a job that interests you in Module 1. The SLPs will take you through the job search and application process presenting you in different scenarios requiring you to demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively and professionally.