Developing a strong resume and cover letter

The purpose of this assignment is to present yourself professionally for employment in the field of special education through the development of a resume and cover letter. A cover letter serves as the specific introduction to a resume for each separate recipient, while the resume contains consistent, professional information regarding your professional background, education, and experience, no matter the recipient. A resume should be updated often as information changes or is added.


Using these sources as a guide:

  • Create your own cover letter.
  • Create your current resume.

 You will not need a title page for this assignment, as your one-page cover letter will function as your title page.

The Developing a Strong Resume and Cover Letter 

  • Must be one page in length (not including cover letter and references page)  It must include the following:
    • Personal information
    • Career title and objective
    • Experience
    • Education
    • Community involvement
    • Skills
  • In the place of a separate title page, this assignment requires a professional cover letter with the following:
    • List your contact information
    • List the information for the employer you are contacting
    • Address a person by name whenever possible
    • Tell them why you are writing and demonstrate some knowledge of their company
    • Using your three skills and examples, tell them why you are qualified for the position
    • Thank them for their time and tell them what you want to happen next
  • Consider using additional scholarly sources in addition to citing the two required provided sources (must cite Career Services at the University of Arizona Global Campus sources).

Dickens was a strong champion for children’s rights in a time when

 Charles Dickens was not only an author but one of the  most important social commentators of his time, who used his writing as a  tool of expression for his criticisms of Victorian England.  After  reading the selection from Charles Dickens’ “Hard Times”, choose one of  the following topics to find out more about, and write a clearly  developed and well-formed research paper on your chosen topic.  Follow  the writing process and use APA format to cite sources used.  Use the  following two websites to help you in your writing: 

 1. Dickens was a strong champion for children’s rights in a time when  children were treated as property.  Research and discuss some of the  abuses of children during Victorian Times. 

2. Research and discuss classism in England during Victorian Times.   What were the social classes of this time?  What problems were caused  because of classism? 

3.Research and discuss the role of women in Victorian England.  What  were some of the abuses of women? 

 Each essay should be well developed with a clear intro with thesis, body  paragraphs that support, and a conclusion.  Your essay should be a  minimum of 500 words and have a corresponding works cited page of all  sources used.