Unit 2 Project
For this project, you'll be compiling a packet of the following job application materials:
Your blueprint resume is your Big List completed. That is, it has every possible entry you might ever include on a future resume and is formatted generally like a finished resume might be, only it can be as long as needed (real resumes are rarely longer than a page). Your blueprint resume is the pantry from which you'll select ingredients to cook up a job-specific resume.
The job or internship should be one you are qualified for or will be qualified for upon graduation. Take a screenshot of the ad or save the webpage as a PDF. Be sure to include all the relevant details about the job.
Your resumes should be carefully tailored to the job or internship's requirements. They should have the same content (slight differences are fine), but they should have considerably different formatting. I suggest doing one in an conservative style and the other somewhat radically; in other words, a safe one and a risky one.
You cover letter should contextualize your resume, draw your reader's eye to those parts of the resume that are most important, and make a strong case for you to be interviewed. You can write your cover letter with only one of your two resumes in mind.
One more thing: YOU CAN MAKE STUFF UP. Not too much stuff, and not too outlandish. But since you are generally only juniors, and since these applications are generally geared toward seniors or graduates, it's fine with me if you make up an internship or a not-yet-developed skill or other experiences, qualifications, and achievements that you might conceivably have when you do graduate.
I highly encourage you to sign up for a grading conference time where you and I can meet and discuss your Job Application Portfolio in person. These conferences are optional.
Your project materials should be uploaded on Canvas by 11:59pm on Friday, October 11. All materials must be submitted as PDF files. You can combine all your work into a single file (name it
Lastname, Unit 2 Project), or you can upload multiple files (instead of
Unit 2 Project in the file name, give each one an appropriate name like
Resume 1, and