Discussion responses

Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse in this discussion.

Review the job posting and cover letter created by your colleague.

Was your colleague’s cover letter appropriate for the job indicated?
What were the strengths of the cover letter?
What area(s) could have used more detail?
Suggest changes to the letter that would make it more effective for the job as listed. Include specific rationales for any recommended changes.
Address the potential ethical issues your colleague mentioned as well as any you see that were not mentioned.

First student: Jada
Dear Sir or Madam:

I am an ambitious, career oriented, dedicating dependable individual with a primary interest in becoming employed with and contributing to the growth of your company. The position posted on your career website has attracted my immediate interest. In response to your organization I am enclosing a resume for your review. Please consider the enclosed documentation for the vacant position; it presents my background, education and experience

My Human Services experiences throughout the years have helped me to establish a reputation for being well-rounded Counselor, multitasked individual who handles working under pressure very well. I am profitable and I have a lot to offer your company with my gained experience in the fields of Human Services, Therapeutic Assistance, and Substance Abuse Counseling. Specifically, my experience with guidance and counseling with networking within the workforce to meet the needs of the clients can attest to be an advantage to Sharing Hope SC.

In addition, my educational skills at both Ashford University and Francis Marion University have given me skills to meet your and are well within the required qualifications set forth in your detailed job description. I enjoy being a Health Counselor and Substance Abuse Counselor, learning new things and welcome a challenge, I see myself excelling in the vacant position with your company. I have assurance in my guidance ability, education, and employment experience. My devotion and determination for success has prepared me to execute assigned duties in a professional method.

I am exceedingly encouraged with an exceptional level of zeal and assured in my abilities to perform as the Family Support Counselor. I would be ecstatic at the chance to acquire more about the vacant job and develop my career within your organization, therefore, I have enclosed my resume’ that offers additional insight about my employment history and human services skills.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

With great interest,

Jada Stafford, MA, BS

References:

https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=5d3b7e1852cddf77&tk=1ck5kfkue0m625s0&from=vjnewtab

Second student: Ann Watkins
Ann Watkins
1205 W Moore Street
Cell: 478-484-6801
AW061161@aim.com

August 4, 2018

Dear Sir/ Madam,

My Name Is Ann Watkins Your recent advertisement for Registered Behavior Technician in Orlando, FL has captured my interest. It has long been an ambition of mine to relocate permanently to Orlando, FL and I believe this is the right job opportunity. I believe my skills and experiences are an excellent match for the position and I have enclosed my resume for your consideration. Some of the strengths that I can bring to this opportunity include:

I have my Master’s in Special Ed; I have fifteen plus years teaching children with special needs in diverse settings. Four of those fifteen years I taught I was the lead teacher in an Autism Unit serving multiple age groups. In addition, I have two years of experience in early intervention with Babies Can’t Wait program in Georgia serving the ages 0-3 with a variety of developmental disabilities. My ability to provide differentiated instruction I have strong interpersonal skills and I’m a team player. Also, I have submitted my transcripts to the state board of education and I’m waiting for a reply back from The Florida Board of Education on my Teaching Certificate. I’m also working on classes for ABA certification as well as my second Master’s degree in Psychology.

I believe that my knowledge and expertise will allow me to make a valuable contribution to your program. I would enjoy speaking with you in person to explore this opportunity further and how I can best serve your needs. I’m always available by phone and email. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Ann Watkins

Here is the job posting from Indeed it’s for Registered Behavior Technician. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Last Updated on February 11, 2019