Communication ProcessThe graduate applies effective communication techniques and principles to business environments. –

COMPETENCIES3065.2.1 : Communication ProcessThe graduate applies effective communication techniques and principles to business environments. 3065.2.2 : Business WritingThe graduate applies the principles of business writing to communicate in business environments. 3065.2.4 : Written MessagesThe graduate recognizes multiple types of business messages and creates appropriate messages in given scenarios. 3065.2.5 : Business Research and PresentationThe graduate appropriately uses business research and writing skills to effectively communicate in a business environment. 3065.2.6 : Employment CommunicationThe graduate communicates effectively to obtain employment and career advancement opportunities. INTRODUCTIONIn today’s business environment, you will have many opportunities to apply to various positions of interest. It is important to use effective communication techniques and principles of business writing in order to stand out among other candidates applying for similar positions. In this task, you will apply these techniques and principles to create a cover letter and resume.REQUIREMENTSYour submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. The originality report that is provided when you submit your task can be used as a guide. You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course. Tasks may not be submitted as cloud links, such as links to Google Docs, Google Slides, OneDrive, etc., unless specified in the task requirements. All other submissions must be file types that are uploaded and submitted as attachments (e.g., .docx, .pdf, .ppt). A. Write an academically appropriate cover letter (suggested length of 1 page) for a real or fictitious job posting, using business writing techniques, to justify why you should be hired. Include at least two of the following topic areas:• Why is this position of interest to you?• What qualifies you for this position?• Why are you a good fit for this specific position?• Why are you a good fit for the company as a whole? Note: Refer to the web links provided below as resources while creating your cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly highlight your education, professional experience, and personal or professional accomplishments related to the position of interest. You may contact the career services department with the “WGU Career and Professional Development” web link below to further assist with your cover letter, including but not limited to scheduling an appointment with a WGU Career Advisor, access to helpful videos, cover letter samples, and more. B. Write a resume (suggested length of 1–2 pages) using professional formatting that includes each of the following components (real or fictitious):• name, contact information• education• professional experience• skills Note: Refer to the web links provided below as resources while creating your resume. Your resume should clearly highlight your education, professional experience, and personal or professional accomplishments related to the position of interest. You may contact the career services department with the “WGU Career and Professional Development” web link below to further assist with your resume, including but not limited to scheduling an appointment with a WGU Career Advisor, access to helpful videos, resume samples, and more. C. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. D. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.

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