2013 journal article

360-Degree Rhetorical Analysis of Job Hunting: A Four-Part, Multimodal Project


By: H. Ding n & X. Ding*

author keywords: classroom practices; cover letters; resumes; rhetoric; best practices; business communication instruction; business writing
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

This article proposes the use of a four-component multimodal employment project that offers students a 360-degree understanding of the rhetorical situations surrounding job searches. More specifically, we argue for the use of the four deliverables of written resumes and cover letters, mock oral onsite interview, video resume analysis, and peer critique of social media profiles in a widely taught employment project to help students better analyze the complicated rhetorical situations surrounding job applications and to facilitate better peer collaboration and serious revision of the two high-stakes documents of cover letters and resumes.