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Cover Letter and Resume Rubric

Cover Letter and Resume Rubric

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Published by Mitch Cobb
This rubric is for a cover letter and resume assignment as part of a Business Communication class.
This rubric is for a cover letter and resume assignment as part of a Business Communication class.

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Published by: Mitch Cobb on Oct 28, 2012
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Cover Letter Rubric1
Cover letter should bestarted over.
2
Cover letter is good butvery ordinary.
3
Cover letter is great andshould get you noticed.
Business Format
This letter uses correctbusiness format withdate and addresses ontop and a signature atthe bottom.There are minor issueswith formatting here.Possibly the spacing iswrong.This letter uses correctbusiness format withdate and addresses on topand a signature at thebottom.
Paragraph 1 -Introduction
This paragraph identifieswho you are, the positionor reason you aresending the letter, howyou heard of theopening, and that youare genuinely interested.This paragraph grabs the
employer’s attention.
 This paragraph identifiesthe position or reason youare applying but does notidentify who you are, doesnot indicate how youfound the position, andvaguely indicates aninterest.This paragraph identifieswho you are, theposition or reason youare sending the letter,how you heard of theopening, and that you aregenuinely interested.This paragraph grabs the
employer’s attention.
 
Paragraph 2
 –
 SkillsIdentification
This paragraph identifiesone or two of yourstrongest qualificationsand clearly relates theseskills to the job at hand.This paragraph clearlyexplains why you areinterested and how youcan benefit the company.This paragraph identifiesone of your skills, but itmay or may not be relatedto the position at hand.This paragraph does littleto explain your interestand vaguely connects yourskill to how you canbenefit the company.This paragraph identifiesone or two of yourstrongest qualifications andclearly relates these skillsto the job at hand.This paragraph clearlyexplains why you areinterested and how you canbenefit the company.
Paragraph 3 -Closing
This paragraph thanksthe reader for their time.This paragraph includesyour contact informationand is assertive as to howyou will follow up after agiven period of time.This paragraph may ormay not thank the reader.This paragraph includescontact information but isnot assertive, and doesnot leave room for followup.This paragraph thanks thereader for their time. Thisparagraph includes yourcontact information and isassertive as to how you willfollow up after a givenperiod of time.
Overall Qualityof Writing andGrammar
This letter is clear andconcise. It gets right tothe point. There are nospelling or grammaticalerrors, and the writingflows together well.This letter is decent incontent but very averagewriting, and does notconvince an employer.There are minor spellingor grammatical errors.This letter is clear andconcise. It gets right to thepoint. There are no spellingor grammatical errors, andthe writing flows togetherwell.

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