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Discuss the following.

Ø Why is a well-written resume important for obtaining the job of your dream?

Ø What is the ideal length of this document?

Ø How can you put down your career goals and job objectives in order to show you have given this much thought?

Ø What impression will make the objective to have a well-paid job? Is the focus on money in resume a must-be?

Ø Should you list ‘reading’ and ‘writing’ as your extracurricular activities? Why?

Ø Can you list your relatives as referees?

Ø Why is it better to send your resume to a company with a cover letter?


  1. Read the advertisement, cover letter and resume. Say which information in the resume has not been included in the letter and why. Finally, suggest alternative beginnings and endings to the cover letter.
Rapidly expanding marketing company seeks marketing manager for overseas office in Tokyo. The successful candidate should be fully qualified in the marketing field and have the knowledge of the Japanese language. The applicant should be btw 30-40 years old, single and willing to relocate at a very short notice. All letters, including a CV and one photograph, should be marked for the attention Mrs Dominique Lloyd (Personnel Manager) CFF Marketing Ltd 7, Brompton Rd, Surrey, Tel.: 8219434


Dear Mrs Lloyd, I am writing to apply for the position of Marketing Manager in your Tokyo office, as advertised in last week’s Guardian on 9th October. As outlined in my curriculum vitae, which I have enclosed, I attended Riverside Secondary School in Gloucester where I completed my GCSE and “A” Level studies. In 1997, I graduated from the University of Wales with a BSc in Business Studies and Marketing. After graduation, I moved to Tokyo where I trained as a market researcher for the Yen Company for two years. On my return to England, I continued working as a market researcher until 2003 when I obtained my present position. I am currently employed as Assistant Managing Director at Melton Enterprises, where my duties include the organization of staff and stock, as well as the allocation of budget within the sales department. I am also responsible for overseeing the whole business, and I am generally noted for my good organizational and managerial skills. I believe that I would be an ideal candidate for the position you have outlined, as I have had extensive marketing training with a well-known Japanese marketing and public relations firm. My time spent living in Tokyo also ensured that I obtained a valuable insight into Japanese culture and working practices. I also have a number of very good business contacts in Tokyo, as well as a basic understanding of the Japanese language which is necessary if one is to be able to work effectively. Finally, I am willing and able to relocate at short notice, which I understand to be a requirement of the position. I enclose my curriculum vitae and photograph as requested, and I would be happy to supply you with further details should they be required. I thank you for considering my application and am willing to attend an interview at any time. Yours sincerely, Steven Bradley CURRICULUM VITAE Name: Steven Bradley Date of Birth: 6 December 1974 Address: 21, Tiffen Avenue, Gloucester Education / Qualifications: 1986-1993 Riverside Secondary School, Gloucester GCSEs: Maths, Economics, English, Computing, History, Political Science, Japanese, Asian Studies. ‘A’ Levels: Maths, Economics, General Studies, Business Studies. 1993-1997 BSc in Business Studies – University of Wales Work Experience: April 2003 – Sept 2010 Assistant Managing Director , Melton Enterprises, London Sept 1999 – April 2003 Market Researcher, BLD Services, Oxford June 1997 – Aug 1999 Trainee Market Researcher, the Yen Company, Tokyo Other Information: Basic Japanese; Full, clean driving licence; Interests: sailing, cooking, jogging Referees: Carl Spencer (President) BLD Services 2, Downing St, Oxford   Susan Marcus (Managing Director) Melton Enterprises 42, St Catherine St, London


3. Read the sample of application form. What is the difference between application form and resume? Try to fill in the following:




Last First Middle


Street (Apt) City, State

Contact Information:( ) ( )

Home Telephone Mobile Email

POSITION SOUGHT:_________________________ Available Start Date:________

Desired Pay Range:____________ Are you currently employed?_________________

By Hour or Salary


Name and Location Graduate? – Degree? Major / Subjects of Study

High School      
College or University      
Specialized Training, Trade School, etc…      
Other Education      


Please list your areas of highest proficiency, special skills or other items that may contribute to your abilities in performing the above mentioned position.


Please list beginning from most recent


Dates Employed Company Name Location Role / Title



Job notes, tasks performed and reason for leaving:


Dates Employed Company Name Location Role / Title


Job notes, tasks performed and reason for leaving:



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