Assessment 1: Employment Application
This assessment is for these students only: Melbourne – Hotel School; Sydney – Hotel School.
Employment Application Guidelines
There are three (3) components to this assessment:
1. Professional Email – present in a Word document saved as Your name, MNG03236 Email
2. Application Letter and Résumé/CV – single Word document saved as Your Name Application
3. Response to one selection criteria from chosen job advertisement saved as Your Name Selection Criteria.
1. Email (body = 1 paragraph)
2. Application Letter (1 page) and Résumé/CV (2–3 pages)
3. Selection criteria response (2–3 paragraphs).
Guidelines to the employment application
This assessment item is an opportunity to customise this part of your study to suit your own individual needs, interests and career aspirations. You need to find an advertised position that you would be likely to apply for when seeking an internship or graduate position. It should be relevant to your degree and realistic for your level of experience. Constructing your Employment/Internship Application is an exercise designed to develop your professional writing skills and your ability to understand and respond to the requirements of job applications in order to secure interviews.
This assessment also tests your editing skills and attention to detail, to ensure that your application is error free and of the highest quality. This assessment item is designed to be used by you as an ongoing working document to assist you in securing an appropriate internship position or employment upon graduation.
1. Professional email
• Present your email in a Word document that contains the following parts:
? Email address/to
? Subject line: Your name, MNG03236 Application
• Each part of your email should be grammatically correct and have no spelling errors or inappropriate abbreviations. It should contain a brief message explaining the purpose of the email and list the attached documents (i.e. your cover letter and CV and a response to the selection criteria).
• Your ‘signature’ field must contain your name and contact details. Ensure these are professionally presented and clearly shown. This will allow a potential employer to quickly contact you if they have difficulties opening the attachments.
• Note: Although you will be uploading the text of your email as a Word document you should address the email to the person and organisation that you are applying for a position with and include.
2. Application letter and CV
• This should be an application letter written in response to an advertised position. You should choose a position which will be similar to one that you wish to gain for your future internship or graduate position.
• The letter should be a maximum of one (1) page, typed, single-spaced, A4.
• The letter should follow correct five paragraph, business letter format as per the template available in the Unit Content section of the MySCU/Blackboard site.
• Insert a section break (not page break) at the bottom of your cover letter to ensure that your layout stays as it should when transferred across different computers. This will also assist you in setting up footers on your résumé.
• Do not use a footer or page number at the bottom of your letter.
• Your application letter always comes before your résumé.
Résumé/Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• A résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) is the standard and accepted way of setting out in an ordered and factual format, the key aspects of your professional background or working history.
• This should be part of the same Word document as your application letter and start on the page directly after your application letter.
• You must include a footer with your name and page number on pages two and three of your CV (i.e. not on the first page).
• You must include page breaks at the end of each page to preserve formatting and page layouts.
• Your CV content should be appropriate for the type of position you are targeting.
• It must include personal contact details, previous education, work history, skills, achievements, and contact details for three referees.
• Your CV should be no more than three (3) pages, typed, single-spaced.
• See guidelines for the format contained in CV guides and templates in the Unit Content.
3. Response to one selection criteria
This is a separate document headed, ‘Addressing the Selection Criteria’. This will be for an advertised job of your choice that requires applicants to address the selection criteria as part of the application process (typically these are government roles). This job can be different from the one you are targeting in your application letter and CV.
Select one criteria from this document that you will address. Use the wording of the selection criterion as a sub-heading and following the guidelines relating to selection criteria from Topic 2 (Understanding the application process), address a single selection criterion in 2–3 paragraphs.
See the MySCU site – Assessment Tasks and Submission link – for the feedback sheet for this assessment and be sure to check your work against those criteria before submitting, via the link in the Assessment Tasks and Submission part of the MySCU site.