M4 A1 discussion portfolio
Assignment 1: Discussion Assignment
The discussion assignment provides a forum for discussing relevant topics for this module based on the course competencies covered.
For this assignment, make sure you post your initial response to the Discussion Area by the due date assigned.
To support your work, use your course and text readings and also use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your classmates as early in the module as possible. Respond to at least two of your classmates. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between two or more lines of reasoning in the discussion. Complete your participation for this assignment through the end of the module.
Résumé and Cover Letters
This assignment is in two parts:
Part I: Find two potential jobs that might interest you.
Part II: Write a cover letter for each one of the potential jobs and write a résumé.
First, using the Internet, find two potential jobs that might interest you. One of the positions must contain a vague job description and the other must contain a very specific job description. Feel free to go to sites such as www.dice.com or www.monster.com. Copy and paste these two different job descriptions into a Microsoft Word document.
Next, write a cover letter for each one of the potential jobs. Make sure each is written in a way that best matches the type of job description in the advertisement. Finally, write your résumé.
Post the job descriptions, cover letters, and résumé in a Microsoft Word document to this Discussion Area.
By the end of the module, review at least two other classmates’ documents and discuss the following using this Discussion Area:
If this résumé were placed on your desk, would you likely invite the person for an interview?
Do the cover letters adequately address the unique needs of each job description?
Are all of the materials free from typographical and grammatical errors?
Note: Your general cover letter and résumé will be part of your final portfolio.
Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions16Quality of responses to classmates12Frequency of responses to classmates4Reference to supporting readings and other materials4Language and grammar4Total:40