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Reading & Using Job Ads Part 2

This resource was written by Allen Brizee.
Last edited by Allen Brizee on February 14, 2012 .


This resource is the second page covering how to read and use job ads so you can write your résumé and cover letter or fill out a job application.

The Contact Person

Highlighting the contact person, her/his address, phone number, and email address (if applicable) is very important because you will be sending your job search documents to this person. You will also be addressing this person directly in your cover letter. If the job ad does not list a contact person, try searching the company’s Website. You may also call the company to get the contact person’s name. For some jobs, though, you may be sending your résumé and cover letter to a human resource department with no specific contact person.

Make sure you spell all of the information about the contact person and/or the mailing address correctly. Spelling the contact person’s name wrong may hurt your chances of getting an interview.

Application Requirements

Highlight requirements for submitting information about yourself. Important questions to answer are:

Other important questions to answer are:

What are some other things I should look for when reading job ads?

Other important areas of information to note when you read job ads include:

Click here to download the PDF file containing sample résumés and employment letters.

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