Summary #2 Gone in Thirty Seconds: How to Review a Resume
According to Susan M. Heathfield, when reviewing a resume starting with a job description so you know what the job has to deal with. Next they talk about determing a reasonable salary range. She says a lot of candidates worry about there salary before they even invest time in their company. In order to select a candidate you will want to have a certain set of qualifications you are looking for. Susan says this is when you begin to make a candidate profile that includes key characteristics and some of the most important skills you think the candidate should posses. She states that this candidate profile is a good measuring stick for your candidates and gives you questions for your screening process. When reviewing resumes you will come across all kinds of different styles of resumes. Some may look like people tried way to hard to be creative and some just are very plain in style. When reviewing a resume there are certain steps you have to follow. You will start by reviewing the cover letter looking for grammatical errors and spelling. Next she says to scan the resume and look for " a flawless presentation." On the first skim of the resume you should look for the " Easy to find Qualifications." Susan tells the reader that when reviewing these resumes you should also take a look at the previous jobs they have had. Seeing how long they worked there and certain information can give the person a better understanding of what kind of person they are. She concludes by saying that by reviewing resumes you will begin to get better writing your own resumes because you know what to look for. Gaining an understanding and knowledge of resumes can just make yours that much better for your future jobs.
Date assigned: September 13th
Date Due: September 17th
Title: Developing My Writing Skills
Working Thesis: In order to make my writing more clear I need to work on recognizing who my audience is and correct my punctuation.
Audience: My audience is usually college professors and after college it will be people in the business work force.
Scope of assignment: The period of time and the thought and ideas will be different with every assignment, but my main goal is to create a clear and smooth message to my readers.
Purpose for Writing: Obviously my main purpose is to get a good grade and impress my professor, but I also want to gain knowledge and insight on how to better myself with my writing. If I can know who my audience is when I'm writing and clean up my punctuation I believe my writing will be a lot better. Focusing on these two skills will be a huge factor in my success in writing.
Goals of the information: The goal of my writing will be to help my audience understand what I am writing and hopefully they will gain some insight after reading my writing. Hopefully my audience can learn a little something after reading and possibly apply what they learned to their lives.
Methodology: When I begin to write this assignment I am going to want to use a professional style of writing that will connect with the audience I am writing to. I am going to have to write only what I think is important and leave out all the facts that just take up space. I will develop this by thinking of ideas for my paper and support that with some research. I will probably follow those ideas by writing a rough draft and have a tutor or one of my peers look over for mistakes. The research I do for this assignment will help back up my reasoning for writing this assignment. Stating facts will help make my writing look more professional because the research will be able to back it up.
Content Outline: The outline I will make will be broken up into sections to make my writing clear and easy to understand. The outline will start with a opening section, followed by several content sections, and finally followed by the conclusion.
Research: I will use the internet and possibly books from the library depending on the assignment.
Schedule for this project: I will try to do my research as soon as the project is given. Having my research at hand will help me develop my ideas for my writing. I will set up a day by day schedule so I won't be overwhelmed the night before the paper is due. Having a schedule set up will give me enough time to get help from others by reviewing my mistakes and give me the best opportunity to convey a message to my readers that will make sense and get my point across.