BUS 121 Unit 3 Assignment – ECPI University
Good grief. I didn’t realize we needed all this knowledge and these skills and abilities to start and run a business. I thought we could just come up with a good idea and get started,” said Shawn. Sofia answered, “Right. It’s not as simple as we thought. What do you think about working for a company for a year or so while we work on our own business? We could learn a lot more about how a business operates and gain some valuable experience.” “That’s a good idea. We should look at what kind of jobs are available for the company or industry we are researching.”
You, Sofia, and Shawn are ready to go on a fact-finding mission to see what type of positions might be of interest and what companies look for when recruiting new employees. If you cannot find a job posting that interests you for the business you are using for these application assignments, you may use a second business in the same industry.
Your report should cover the following points. Your report should be approximately 2 pages long, and you should use at least one resource. This resource should be the corporate website. Once again, there is a template under General Information below. The headings in this outline are in the report template for you to use.
Identify the business you are using for this report.
Provide a very brief description of the business.
Provide the title of the job posting and include a live hyperlink to the job posting.
Provide the job description. Note: You may copy/paste the job description, but you must format and cite the quotation.
Identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) required.
Identify any requirements for education, certifications, and experience.
Provide any additional information about this job.
Explain why you are interested in this job.
Checks and Tests
Are any background checks, credit checks, personality tests, or any other types of tests noted?
You may omit this section if there is no information provided.
Describe any salary and benefits included in the information on this site. Example: The company might give a salary range. The company might offer a 401k plan, health insurance, tuition reimbursement, etc.
Note: If the website does not include any information on benefits, list the benefits you would expect to receive if you accepted a job with this company.
Explain how compensation and benefits might affect your choice of employer. What might be important to you and what would not?
Based on your findings and research, do you believe this company offers opportunity for professional growth and development?
IMPORTANT: Corporate websites usually have a Careers section, or some similarly named section such as Jobs or Hiring. These sections are sometimes at the top of the web page, but they are usually found at the very bottom of the site.
Once again, we have prepared a template for you to use for this report. Download the template linked here
Preview the document.
Double spaced, 12 inch word size
The template is an MS Word document and is already formatted for APA Style.
This template includes a cover page, headings you see in the outline above, and the references page.
Resources for this report:
The company’s corporate website is going to be the main source of information.
Do not use Wikipedia. Wikis are not valid sources for professional research.
You should not copy/paste any parts of your report from a website on the internet.
Provide a citation for any information that is not your own. For example, when you provide a job description, you need to cite this information.
Your own ideas:
The purpose of any research here at school and in your professional career is to find solid, reliable information and then to form your own ideas about your findings.
We want to see evidence of research, but we want to see what you have to say in this assignment as well.
You do NOT cite your own ideas.
The template gives you a good guide to follow for APA style.
There are tutorials in Canvas that show you how to use APA Style and how to cite the information you find.
You can also get help in the Writing Assistance Center (WAC) with APA citation.
APA Style can be hard to master. By the end of this course, we want you to have a good beginning on how to prepare a professional research report.