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The English 101 Final Portfolio

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I've been so busy with my job hunt, I haven't been able to write you! I've gotten responses from many recruiters and most of them mention how great my resume is. Eli Lilly is supposedly very interested in me right now, but I haven't heard from them. I had a rep recommend me for a position with them. Otherwise, I'm interviewing with a biotech company for a great sales position and I'm going through the process with Abbott, Merck and AstraZeneca.

I actually received the call out of the blue from a district manager with AstraZeneca last night. He was looking over my resume because he just had a position open up in his territory and he wanted to talk with me. We connected this afternoon and he invited me to interview with them on Friday! I've had a lot of people ask me about my resume and I belong to many bulletin boards and discussion groups for pharmaceutical sales wanna-be's.

Many people ask for resume advice and tips. I always point them your way! I'm so glad I picked you. I just can't say enough about what a wonderful job you did on both my resume and cover letter.

My husband is definitely going to ask you to do his resume once I get a position. I hope some of these other people take my advice as well, it will make their job search so much easier!! I'll let you know when I land my position! I just wanted to send you a quick update. Everyone was definitely impressed and dazzled by the resume you created for me! Since I started my search, I've seen dozens of other sales resumes and yours left them ALL in the dust! Some of them were even professionally designed and I really can't believe how little they got for their money.

Although I did receive offers from pharma companies, I finally accepted an offer from a medical device company!

I want to thank you again for helping me get my foot in the door with landing interviews and for all of the stress you took off my shoulders by taking my resume on. Thank you for your services and the excellent resume you produced as a result. There is no question in my mind that this distinctive resume provided me with far more opportunities to talk to recruiters and principals than I would have had otherwise. More than once I heard recruiters say "I pick out two resumes from over internet responses and you were one of them.

Bottom line I achieved exactly what I was looking for: It all started by getting someone to notice my resume in with a thousand others. Personal, Top-Quality, Affordable Service. My second interview, this time with the CEO and the directors of the companies two current divisions is scheduled for this I am pleased to let you know that I found a job I want successfully. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for your professional services and I would strongly recommend you to others who might be in need of your services.

Attached is my new business card for your information. Thank you for the new resume and cover letter. The resume is the best resume I have read! That includes all the candidates I have interviewed over the past ten years I am impressed with your work. I was fortunate to find you on the Internet and pleased that I called you. You have enhanced my resume. It is like night and day. Thank you very much. My letter is grammatically perfect and error free. My letter explains to the reader why I am writing and how I was referred to them or learned about them.

You will be evaluated on the same criteria I have been using on your essays all quarter:. You might also talk about your relationship with academic writing and elements of the writing process.

Please feel free to draft a copy of your reflective essay early that talks about the changes you WILL make in your essays in the past tense. This will accomplish two things: If this is still confusing, please take a look at my Sample Reflective Letter with comments. The English Final Portfolio Purpose: You may do this in any number of ways, but the result should be More complicated More meaningful More sophisticated More significant Or even more personal The basic idea is to make it into something you like better while still retaining the spirit of the original assignments and still demonstrating the concepts that the original assignment was designed to teach.

Some ideas for re-envisioning your essays: You might add ideas from another article You can add personal stories or experiences you are familiar with to help explain a concept You can re-write it in the style of a particular magazine or imagine a completely different audience You might simply get more detailed with your analysis or explanation You will probably end up doing more than one of these things to each paper.

You will be evaluated on the same criteria I have been using on your essays all quarter:


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For the narrative/cover letter for your portfolio, discuss how you approach each essay; difficulties you face while writing, what you learned from the class based on the challenges you have.

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Strong Cover Letter. 1. December 12, Portfolio Committee. English Department. Humboldt State University. Arcata, CA Dear Portfolio Reader: In this portfolio I included a variety of pieces in order to display a wide breadth of my abilities and interests.

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The portfolio's papers should show the former; the portfolio's cover letter should show the latter. Cover Letter Format • Maintain approximately 1-inch top, bottom, and side margins. Portfolio Cover Letter Example, template, format and portfolio cover letter writing information.

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letters submitted in previous years. Note that the letter provides a summary of each work in the portfolio and briefly appraises its strong points and weak points. portfolio, you are to include: Cover Letter (see reverse of this page) - Your published work (work submitted for a grade) - Your unpublished work (anything else you worked on, typed or not typed) - you will NOT be including your journal in the portfolio as you have submitted that earlier for a separate grade.