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Student Copy PBI1012 Assessment 1

Marking Scheme_2015/16_Sem01
Part 1: Marking scheme cover letter (31 marks)
Format FULL BLOCK open punctuation
 Full block
 Open Punctuation
 Sender’s address
 Appropriate date
 Recipient’s address
 Correct salutation & Complimentary Close
(Dear Sir or Madam with Yours faithfully)
(Dear Mr…/Ms…./Dr. … with Yours sincerely)
 Heading/Subject line correctly written (done in either Bold with no uppercase and underline or Uppercase with no bold
no underline).
 Appropriate heading/subject line
 Signature
Sender’s name
 Encl.: (to indicate the enclosed resume)
Penalty: Deduct 0.5 mark for each inconsistent spacing or alignment or missing 2 nd page heading (a maximum of 2 marks each).

Content For each of the following consider the level of persuasiveness and politeness of the script and award:
C1 Statement or expression of interest in the job
C2 States source of the job –advertisement (where, when)
Mentions specific
C3 (1) qualifications or experience using
(2) a frame or reference that matches the need of the employer
C4 Highlights specific characteristics or personality that are of interest to the prospective employer
C5 Shows how the applicant is able to contribute (in terms of skills and abilities) to the company
C6 States what is it about working specifically for the company that excites or appeals to the applicant (indicate that
candidate has done some background research about the company).
C7 Requests for an interview (either at the employer’s convenience, or mentions where and how the applicant can be
reached).
C8 Indicate (s) supplementary materials enclosed
C9 Thanks the prospective employer for his time/consideration
C10 Indicates that the applicant is looking forward to hearing from the company.

Language (20 marks)


Language Accuracy
Marks Description
9-10 Excellent Error free and cohesive.
7-8 Good Almost error free. One or two errors. Text flows quite clear.
5-6 Satisfactory Some errors but meaning is clear.
3-4 Poor Numerous errors but meaning is fairly clear in most parts. Text is cohesive in some parts.
1-2 Very Poor Errors are too frequent and meaning is impeded.
0 Extremely Poor Incomprehensible.

Language Appropriateness
Marks Description: Language is
5 Excellent Always appropriate (appropriate choice of words). Tone is polite and formal.
4 Good Almost always appropriate (one or two words are not fitting). Tone is polite and formal.
3 Satisfactory Sometimes appropriate (three or four words are not fitting). Tone is slightly less polite and less formal.
2 Poor Often appropriate (many words are not fitting). Tone is less polite and casual.
1 Very Poor Mostly inappropriate (unsuitable words are being used in most parts). Tone is not polite and careless.
0 Extremely Poor Unacceptable for a job application letter.

Scoring: Total raw marks for Cover Letter: 31 marks

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Student Copy PBI1012 Assessment 1
Marking Scheme_2015/16_Sem01
Part 2: Marking scheme for resume (17 marks)
Layout
 Major sections are in bold or in upper case (if the resume has two pages it needs to have a header)
 Information is logically organized and details can be seen at a glance

Penalty:
Deduct 0.5 mark for each inconsistent spacing or alignment or missing 2 nd page heading (a maximum of 2 marks each).

Content Total = 12 marks (maximum)


For each of the following please award marks accordingly
C1 Career goal/objective (appropriateness; accuracy)
Summary of qualification (optional)
C2 Personal particulars: Name, home address/campus address,
Telephone number, email address
(may also include other relevant information such as age, photo, gender and marital status depending on the
requirement of the advertisement)
C3 Education and academic background: University/College/Diploma/Matriculation/STPM/STAM/SPM).
C4 They should include name of institutions, dates, degree completed or in progress.
C5 Working experience (industrial training etc): List all periods of employment starting with the most recent
C6 one. Begin with job titles, then employers and dates, specific duties and tasks performed. Describe a work
or job accomplishment(s) for the job mentioned.
Mere listing of job experience vs. with description
Deduction if the experience is not relevant to the job applied
C7 Skills/Interests (relevant to job requirements) Language, software, hardware knowledge, interpersonal
C8 communication management skills etc. Relevance of each skill listed to the job advertised.
C9 Activities, achievements and awards (relevant to job requirements): Begin with position held, then
C10 responsibilities, and the awards received. Describe accomplishments (verbs).
C11 References: Includes name, position, address and contact number.
C12

Language (5 marks)
Language accuracy
Marks Description
5 Excellent Error free. Tenses are correct. Coherent and cohesive.
4 Good Almost error free. One or two errors. Text flow quite well.
3 Satisfactory Some errors but meaning is clear.
2 Poor Numerous errors but meaning can still be understood.
1 Very Poor Full of errors and meaning is impeded.
0 Extremely Poor Incomprehensible.

Scoring total raw marks for resume = 17 marks.

Overall total = Total raw marks for cover letter + total raw marks for resume = 48 marks
Convert the overall total to 20%; and round up to TWO decimal points.