you looking for employment or advancement within your current job? Completing
this assignment will help you name and identify the skills and abilities that
will move your career forward. Develop a Job Application Cover Letter that
highlights and emphasizes why you are the person most suitable for your ideal
role. Use the general writing guidelines on p. 277-278 in the text for
structural and content guidance. (Examples can be found on p. 274, Figure 14-7,
and on p. 279, Figure 14-8.)
The message should take the form of a business letter; however, you will submit
your assignment to the online course shell.
The job letter / application message must adhere to the following requirements:
In terms of content:
Highlight relevant background
and job history information.
qualifications and exclude nonessential ideas.
In terms of format:
Follow proper letter formatting
techniques, per business letter format.
Use an appropriate and
professional greeting and closing.
In terms of style:
Use simple language.
Use relatively short sentences
with sufficient variety.
Keep first and last paragraphs
relatively short; hold others to six or seven lines.
In terms of mechanics:
Ensure that there are no
grammar or spelling errors.
Eliminate wordiness and unclear
Your assignment must:
Be typed, single-spaced, using
Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with
your professor for any additional instructions.
Submitting your assignment:
Submit your assignment through
the online course shell only.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Use writing process strategies
to develop brief business documents, such as routine messages, bad news
messages, and persuasive/sales messages.
Support ideas or claims in body
paragraphs with clear details, examples, and explanations.
Organize ideas logically by
using transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
Use sentence variety and
effective word choice in written communication.
Write clearly and concisely
using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic /
organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following
the grading rubric.