The Social Media Profile – 602

Overview More and more employers are asking applicants if they have a website or other web presence that they can access easily.  Managing your online image is crucial when almost all recruiters perform (Links to an external site.) an online search of a candidate before setting up an interview.  By  creating a professional online portfolio (and ruthlessly editing your web presence), you can develop a rich alternative for employers who want…

The Progress Report – 602

Overview For your next project, you are to write a memo apprising me of the progress that you are making on your final project, the Formal Analytical Report, and asking me for any help you might need. Details You can do this by: Reminding me briefly what your project is: tell me about your audience, and the problem you are solving or helping to solve for this audience, and how…

Job Application Documents – 602

  Overview Most of us obtain jobs through a multi-stage process. First you research the types of jobs you are qualified for and the types of employers you would like to work for. Then you try to convince specific employers to consider you for a job. Your first communication with your future employer is likely to be through a resume and application letter. These documents must persuade him or her…

Business Correspondence – 602

Overview For this project, you will write four documents: three correspondence messages in response to the following scenarios and a cover memo to your instructor in which you outline the business writing strategies you employed as you composed your messages. A scenario overview and four options are provided below.  Select any three of the options you prefer. The choices are: a complaint letter from a customer to a construction firm;…

The Topic-Approval Proposal – 602

Overview For this assignment you will write a formal business letter seeking my approval for the project that will become your formal report. The proposal is the first document in a series of assignments culminating in that final assignment. Your audience for this letter is me, your instructor. Think of me as someone who wants to be sure that you choose a project from which you can learn a great…