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Emmaville Central School

Assessment Task Information Sheet

PDHPE Faculty

Assessment Task: Job Application

Weighting: 30% of final grade


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Due Date: 15 March 2017

Outcomes being assessed:


5.2 A student evaluates their capacity to reflect on and respond positively to challenges.
5.3 A student analyses factors that contribute to positive, inclusive and satisfying relationships.

Late Assignments:
- Late assignments will receive a ZERO.
- It is your responsibility to ensure your assignment is handed in on time.
- Arrangements may be made to allow for illness, accident or misadventure.
- Parent notes/contact for extensions are essential.
- Medical Certificates are needed as proof of illness.

Task Description
Students will develop a job application for a hypothetical job. Students will construct a cover letter and resume that highlights
their suitability for employment.

The cover letter should be enthusiastic and effective in encouraging the employer to consider the job application. The cover
letter should conform to the formalities of a professional letter (i.e. format, language, punctuation and grammar) and should be
equivalent to approximately half an A4 page.

The resume should contain all relevant information an employer may seek. At the very least, the resume should contain the
following information:

- Personal information / contact details


- Education
- Employment history
- Personal skills
- Referees (two)
The resume should be professional in nature and be formatted in a clear and logical manner. The resume should be no less than
1 A4 page and no more than 2 A4 pages.

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Cover Letter

Excellent / 3 Very Good / 2 Satisfactory / 1 Needs Improvement / 0


Letter is professional, Letter is professional and Letter is professional. Letter is unprofessional or
Tone &
enthusiastic and enthusiastic but does not lacks enthusiasm.
Content
encourages the reader to encourage the reader to
consider the application consider the application
further. further.
Letter contains sentiment Letter does not add any
or information not additional information to
included in the resume. that already included in
the resume.
No grammar, spelling or 1-3 spelling, grammar or 3-6 spelling, grammar or Greater than 6 spelling,
Writing
usage errors. usage errors. usage errors. grammar or usage errors.
Mechanics

Letter follows standard Letter follows almost all Letter follows almost all Letter does not follow
Format
formatting of a standard formatting of a standard formatting of a standard formatting of a
professional letter. professional letter with 1- professional letter with 1- professional letter.
2 small errors (i.e. date, 2 major errors (i.e. leaving
signature, etc). out address).
Letter adheres to page Letter does not adhere to
Length
limit. page limit.

Resume

Excellent / 3 Very Good / 2 Satisfactory / 1 Needs Improvement / 0


Includes all necessary Includes most necessary Missing two pieces of Missing more than two
Contact
information (name, information in a information and or listed pieces of information and
Details
address, contact number, professional, clear and unprofessionally, illogically or listed unprofessionally,
email address) in a logical manner. or lacks clarity. illogically or lacks clarity.
professional, clear and
logical manner.
Includes all relevant Includes educational Includes educational No relevant educational
Education
educational qualifications qualifications and or qualifications and or qualifications listed and
and or expected expected completion expected completion expected completion
completion dates. dates, however, not all dates, however, not all dates not included. Not
Information is clear, relevant. Information is relevant and information clear, professional or
professional and logical. clear, professional and is not entirely clear, logical.
logical. professional and logical.
Employment history Employment history Employment history lacks Employment history lacks
Skills &
includes location, roles mostly includes location, detail and clarity. Skills are significant detail, is
Employme
and dates. Skills are roles and dates. Skills are included and suitable for unclear or not included.
nt History
included and suitable for included and suitable for age demographic. Some Skills are not included and
age demographic and all age demographic and all information is presented or are suitable for age
information is presented information is presented clearly and logically. demographic. Information
clearly and logically. clearly and logically. is presented unclearly and
illogically.
Appropriate style, Mostly appropriate style, Mostly appropriate style, Inappropriate style,
Format
structure and design used structure and design structure and design structure or design or
throughout. Consistent throughout. 1-2 minor throughout. 3-5 minor greater than 5 minor
formatting throughout. errors. errors. errors.
Resume adheres to page Resume does not adhere
Length
limit. to page limit.

TOTAL: ________________ / 23