September 3, 2019 at 1:03 pm #4888Saket Kumar SinghKeymaster@saket
Write your main takeaways from the class “Specific Writing.” Don’t refer to or get influenced by what and how others have written. Rather, recall the concepts discussed in the class and write them in your words. Focus on key concepts or things you learned and how you will implement the same to transform your writing style.
Don’t use bullet points. Write in paragraph form. Your content should have at least 150 words.
All the best!
October 13, 2019 at 5:38 pm #5484Anju BahlParticipant@anju
Key Takeaways From Class Held on 5th October,2019
Specific Writing includes writing a Cover Letter,Resume,SOP and LinkedInProfile. A
Cover Letter varies with respect to various jobs.It motivates the reader to interview the candidate.The structure includes proper greetings followed by four to five paras.It draws attention to the Resume.
Resume throws light on a person’s education,qualifications and previous occupations sent with the covering letter.It is 1-2 pages long.It makes the candidate stand out from other competitors.It is different from CV(Curriculum Vitae) in purpose,layout and length.A Personal Statement is written depending on the job profile.It can be either work-focused or skill-focused.Listing achievements related to the profile is optional.
SOP(Statement Of Purpose) is necessary for admission to foreign universities.It is a long essay.It ranges from 500-1000 words.SOP is a fusion of Autobiography and Resume.A winning SOP needs to answer certain questions in a perfect way.Story telling approach is followed while writing SOP.It has a personal touch.
LinkedInProfile is another form of Specific Writing.It is an essential personal branding tool.It should be credible,authentic and inspirational.
October 29, 2019 at 12:36 am #5645Anil MehtaParticipant@anilmehta
Key Takeaways from Class 6 Batch #26, held on October 13, 2019.
Types of content writing like a Cover letter, Resume, Statement of Purpose (SOP) and Linkedin profile, are covered under specific writing.
A cover letter with a resume serves the purpose of putting a context to the application. It introduces the candidate to the recruiter and shows the candidate’s interest in the position as well as the organization. The cover letter draws attention and motivates the recruiter to interview the candidate. Keeping all this in mind, write a different cover letter for each position applied for.
The resume differs from CV (Curriculum Vitae) in purpose, layout, and length. A CV contains more details and is lengthier than the resume. A resume is sent for a job, with a cover letter. The resume is a brief account of a person’s education, professional qualification, and experience, that makes him or her suitable for the job.
In the resume, add a personal statement after the candidate’s contact details. It aims to give the employer an insight into the type of person the candidate is. The personal statement includes short and long term goals, as well as the way applicant upgrades skills to fulfill those plans. Including references to superiors in previous jobs also helps. A resume should not be more than two pages long.
A resume can be work-focused or skill-focused. Training and achievements are highlights of a Skill focused resume. Job experience is the highlight of a work-focused resume. If work history lacks in continuity, it is better to choose a skill-focused resume.
Statement of Purpose (SOP): It is a long essay of 500 -1000 words, required especially for university admissions. The university may give a list of questions to answer in the essay or may not give any structure for the SOP. The SOP should mention goals, the chosen career path, and the academic progress of the candidate to date.
It is important to stick to the prescribed format and word count. it is also important to maintain the relevance of the content with the course applied for. The SOP should reveal why the candidate has chosen to apply for the specific course, country, and the university. The university also wants to assess how the candidate will contribute to the university and the country of his or her study.
Write the SOP in story format and not in monotonous sentences. Be yourself. Be specific. Quantify your achievements. Your SOP has to stand out of thousands of applications from the world over.
Linked-in profile: Over some time, Linked-in has become a personal and professional branding resource. Write a credible, magnetic, authentic, and aspirational Linked-in summary in one or two paragraphs. Put relevant keywords to catch the attention of people who matter. Showcase what you are and what your objectives are, to interest a potential employer or client. Put the company logo if the companies referred to have a Linkedin profile.
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