Chapter 22 in Norton Field Guide to Writing (4th Edition) provides instruction on writing Resumes and Job Letters.
Read the chapter carefully and create your own Resume and either a Job Application Letter or a Thank You Letter.
Attention to detail in formatting and neatness are crucial for this assignment–50% of grade. (Having reviewed many of these for hiring purposes, matching letterhead and font on the resume and cover letter/thank you letter looks especially impressive.)
Wording, grammar, punctuation, and content–50% of grade
Note: If you feel that your experience is lacking, you can embellish (“invent”) some details–just remember this unacceptable on a real resume or job application.
Also: This is one assignment where you do not have to stick to MLA format. You can be creative with the font, styles, etc. There are some great templates available online.