Making a Persuasive Case for Employment

Persuasion can also be applied in the job search process. Essentially, we are presenting ourselves and our qualifications to prospective employers, and persuading them to give us a job. Some companies require applicants to submit supporting documents along with their applications. One such document is a personal statement. This is different from a cover letter, which is normally restricted to a single page. The personal statement may be longer; in it, you present your abilities and persuade your prospective employee that you are qualified for the job. (Note: We will write a cover letter in Module 4).

Refer to the job opening you identified in SLP 1. Using the job description, write a personal statement (about 2 pages long). Your statement should be professionally prepared and lay out your strengths for the job. Please ensure that the contents match the job description for the job you identified in SLP 1.

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SLP Assignment Expectations

Your personal statement is a statement that promotes yourself. It should not contain any salutation, unlike a letter, as it will be an attachment. No citations are needed for the statement.

Following the statement, submit an essay discussing the approach you took. Please be sure to use references, which may include the assigned readings, to support your discussion. Formal citations are required, along with a formal bibliography. The summary is to be prepared as an academic essay. Content should be clearly presented with a logical flow.

SLP General Expectations

For the SLP, you are expected to assume the role of a job seeker. You are to identify a job that interests you in Module 1. The SLPs will take you through the job search and application process, presenting you in different scenarios requiring you to demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively and professionally.

Formal citations and a bibliography are required unless otherwise stated.

Submit your assignments by the module’s due date.

Could you incorporate this personal statement into my assignment? Please fix it anyway that you see fit. You could add or change it to make it work.

Also, I have the SLP 1 assignment that was done prior. It was an e-mail that was sent for a job search for Union Pacific

Personal statement

I first started working on the railroad for a construction company in 1998 to 2004 as a railroad laborer and a field foreman. I have trained others to build railroad tracks for transit and freight railroad.

In 2004 I have left the railroad construction company to work for freight railroad company Conrail. I have started as a brakeman and a conductor for the first 18 months then moved up as a locomotive engineer for the last 13 years. Hands-on I am very well experience literally from the ground on up. My next step is to become a trained master and work for the biggest railroad company in the US.

I also have military background in field artillery for the last 18 years. I have worked my way up through the ranks by going through the proper schools needed. I’m a platoon sergeant in charge of 70 personnel in my platoon.

I could easily lead any size of group in any type of environment.

I know that I am qualified to be a train master due to my time and expertise on the railroad and my leadership skills that I have learned from the military.

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