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Careers: Resumes / Cover Letters

Research Guide for resources relating to careers, job-hunting and resume writing

Books/eBooks

Do ask your career coaches for SMU resume/cover letter templates, which are mighty helpful.

Recruitment in Action

How does a firm recruit a new member of staff? This is a blow-by-blow account, from specifying the job, to the interviews and final selection.

Dream Cruises advertise for a new marketing assistant. Applications flood in and they draw up a short list. Spelling and presentation of CVs are key issues. Three candidates are interviewed. We see how the candidates put themselves across and how the managers try to assess their qualities.

One of the strongest candidates on paper is an Asian woman, but she's rejected. Is the company guilty of racial discrimination?

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