Write your resume following one of the two formats described in this chapter.

Find an ad for a position in your field of interest. Use newspaper help wanted ads or a listing from your school’s placement service. Based on the ad, decide-which of your skills and experiences you should discuss to convince tile firm that you are the person for the job. Then write a letter of application applying for the job.


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