Truss Right is a fictional company that has recently posted an opening for a new job position. This case provides a website with background information and a detailed job description that would be seen posted on a job search engine. Students working through this case study will learn to assess a company’s job description, develop a professional profile, and write a resume and cover letter for a particular audience.
Keywords: Resume, Cover Letter, Website Analysis, Industry Research, Professional Profile, and Job Search.
The goal of this case is to teach students how to analyze a business’ job advertisement and teach them to write a resume and cover letter.
Students will learn to:
- Evaluate a job advertisement and company
- Write a resume and cover letter
- Develop or revise their professional profile
- Highlight their skills to a specific audience
- Cover Letter
- LinkedIn Profile
- Personal Website
- Begin ePortfolio site (for communication intensive programs)
This case places students in a situation that will help them engage in higher-level critical thinking by analyzing the context and audience of a fictional situation that will influence specific rhetorical choices that should be made in their writing. Students will understand how to adapt their writing for different situations.