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iRubric: Resume and Cover Letter Rubric

iRubric: Resume and Cover Letter Rubric

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Resume and Cover Letter Rubric

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built by jmeckerson

Rubric Code: VX8A29C
This rubric is designed to asses the quality of a high school student's resume.
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Categories: Subjects: Vocational  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12, Undergraduate

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  Excellent
4 pts
Very Good
3 pts
Satisfactory
2 pts
Needs improvement
1 pts
Overall Appearance
Excellent

Typed<BR>
Resume covers 1 page and is not overcrowded<BR>
<BR>
Information is organized in a way that serves the purpose of the document
Very Good

Typed<BR>
Resume fills the page but too much white space exists in document<BR>
<BR>
Information is mostly organized in a way that serves the purpose of the document
Satisfactory

Typed<BR>
Resume almost fills page but has uneven spacing and/or slightly too much white space<BR>
<BR>
Information is somewhat organized in a way that serves the purpose of the document
Needs improvement

Typed<BR>
Resume does not fill the page<BR>
<BR>
Information is not organized in a way that serves the purpose of the document
Job Specific Information
Excellent

All action phrases used to describe duties and skills<BR>
<BR>
Information demonstrates ability to perform the job<BR>
<BR>
Professional terminology used when describing skills
Very Good

1-2 duties/skills lack action phrases<BR>
<BR>
Information indicated ability to perform the job<BR>
<BR>
Some professional terminology used when describing skills
Satisfactory

3-4 duties/skills lack action phrases<BR>
<BR>
Some information indicates ability to perform the job
Needs improvement

5-6 duties/skills lack action phrases<BR>
<BR>
Information does not clearly demonstrate ability to perform the job
Resume Content
Excellent

Heading, objective, skills, experience, and education covered in detail<BR>
<BR>
Extra information given to enhance resume
Very Good

Heading, objective, experience, skills and education covered in some detail<BR>
<BR>
Extra information given to enhance resume
Satisfactory

Heading, objective, experience and education covered with little detail<BR>
<BR>
Minimum extra information given to enhance resume
Needs improvement

Missing one of the following: heading, objective, experience, or education<BR>
<BR>
No extra information given to enhance resume
Spelling and Grammar
Excellent

No spelling errors<BR>
<BR>
No grammar errors
Very Good

1-2 spelling errors<BR>
<BR>
1-2 grammar errors
Satisfactory

3-4 spelling errors<BR>
<BR>
3-4 grammar errors
Needs improvement

5-6 spelling errors<BR>
<BR>
5-6 grammar errors
Consistent, appropriate formatting
Excellent

All formatting is consistent throughout the document<BR>
<BR>
Balanced margins with eye appeal<BR>
<BR>
Format highlights strengths and information<BR>
<BR>
<BR>
Appropriate fonts and point size used with variety
Very Good

Almost all formatting is consistent throughout the document<BR>
<BR>
Balanced margins <BR>
<BR>
Format highlights strengths and information adequately<BR>
<BR>
Appropriate fonts and point size used with variety
Satisfactory

The document contains significant inconsistencies in formatting<BR>
<BR>
Balanced margins<BR>
<BR>
Format highlights strengths and information somewhat
Needs improvement

Formatting is very inconsistent<BR>
and margins are inappropriate<BR>
<BR>
Formatting choices interfere with the purpose of the document
Cover Letter
  Excellent
4 pts
Very Good
3 pts
Satisfactory
2 pts
Needs Improvement
1 pts
Tone and Content
Excellent

Letter is enthusiastic and encourages the reader want to learn more about the applicant. <BR>
<BR>
Letter contains sentiment or information not included in the resume.
Very Good

Letter is enthusiastic but does not encourage the reader to learn more<BR>
OR<BR>
letter does not add anything to the information already contained in the resume
Satisfactory

Letter is friendly but a little boring
Needs Improvement

Letter is uninteresting and/or unfriendly
Writing Mechanics
Excellent

No spelling, grammar or usage errors
Very Good

1-2 spelling, grammar or usage errors
Satisfactory

3-4 spelling, grammar or usage errors
Needs Improvement

5-6 spelling, grammar or usage errors
Format
Excellent

Letter follows all standard formatting for a formal letter.
Very Good

Letter follows almost all standard formatting for a formal letter, but there is one or two small errors such as where the date or signature is placed.
Satisfactory

Letter follows almost all standard formatting for a formal letter, but student has made one or two major errors such as leaving out the address of the employer or choosing an inappropriate closing.
Needs Improvement

Letter does not follow standard formatting for a formal letter



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