The cover letter is: • Presented and formatted in professional business manner

The cover letter is:
• Presented and formatted in professional business manner
• Addressed properly
• Clear and concise (no more than one page) and includes an introduction, body, and conclusion
• Written in a professional tone
9 (9%) – 10 (10%)
Response is presented and formatted in a very clear and professional business manner.
Response is addressed properly.
Response is clear and concise (no more than one page) and includes a well-written and compelling introduction, body, and conclusion.
Response uses a professional tone.
8 (8%) – 8 (8%)
Response is presented and formatted in a clear and professional business manner.
Response is addressed properly.
Response is clear and concise (no more than one page) and includes an appropriate introduction, body, and conclusion.
Response uses a professional tone.
7 (7%) – 7 (7%)
Presentation and formatting are somewhat uneven or inappropriate for the context.
Response is addressed adequately but may be missing one or more components.
Response contains an introduction, body, and conclusion but may be somewhat vague or unclear. May not adhere to the one-page limit.
Tone is not uniformly professional.
0 (0%) – 6 (6%)
Presentation and formatting are uneven or inappropriate for the context.
Response is not addressed appropriately.
Response may be missing an introduction, body, and/or conclusion. Does not adhere to the one-page limit.
Tone is not appropriate or response is missing.
The Resume is clear, concise and well organized and includes:
• Name, location (city/town and state), business phone number, and email address (centered at top of resume)
• Objective: 2–3 sentences describing your goal/objective for employment
• Certifications & licenses
• Education
• Professional experience
• Honors/Awards
• References
27 (27%) – 30 (30%)
Response is presented and formatted in a very clear and professional business manner.
Response is addressed properly.
Response contains a clear and well-written objective for employment.
Response clearly, accurately, and concisely describes certifications, licenses, education, professional experience, and honors/awards.
Response provides three references.
24 (24%) – 26 (26%)
Response is presented and formatted in a clear and professional business manner.
Response is addressed properly.
Response contains a clear objective for employment.
Response clearly and accurately describes certifications, licenses, education, professional experience, and honors/awards.
Response provides three references.
21 (21%) – 23 (23%)
Response may contain minor errors in presentation and formatting.
Response is addressed but may be missing a component.
Response contains an objective for employment.
Response describes certifications, licenses, education, professional experience, and honors/awards, as applicable, but may be somewhat unclear or disorganized.
Response provides two references.
0 (0%) – 20 (20%)
Response contains errors in presentation and formatting.
Response is not addressed.
Response does not contain an objective for employment.
Response is missing two or more of the following components: certifications, licenses, education, professional experience, and honors/awards.
Response provides one or no references.
The Portfolio is clear, concise and well organized and includes:
• Personal philosophy statement
• Personal goals (short term and long term)
• Self-assessment
45 (45%) – 50 (50%)
Response is presented and formatted in a very clear and professional business manner.
Response contains a well-articulated philosophy statement that reflects synthesis of concepts.
Response contains clear and well-written personal goals and self-assessment.
40 (40%) – 44 (44%)
Response is presented and formatted in a clear and professional business manner.
Response contains a clear philosophy statement that reflects synthesis of concepts.
Response contains clear personal goals and self-assessment.
35 (35%) – 39 (39%)
Presentation and formatting detracts from the content and/or is somewhat inappropriate for business.
Response contains a somewhat general philosophy statement.
Personal goals and self-assessment are somewhat vague or unclear.
0 (0%) – 34 (34%)
Presentation and formatting detracts from the content and/or are inappropriate for business.
Several or all components are vague, inaccurate, or missing.
Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for parenthetical/in-text citations and reference list.
5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct APA format with no errors
4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Contains 1-2 APA format errors
3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Contains 3-4 APA format errors
0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Contains ≥ 5 APA format errors
Written Expression and Formatting – English Writing Standards:
Correct grammar, mechanics, and punctuation
5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors
4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Contains 1-2 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors
3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Contains 3-4 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors
0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Contains ≥ 5 grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding
Total Points: 100