Assignment: Characteristics and Skills For this assignment, imagine that you will be attending a career fair consisting of human service organizations from the following professions: Generalist human services work Creative arts therapy Counseling Social work   Note: You may find it helpful to search the Internet for human service agencies or organizations in the area that most interests you, and then identify available jobs on their Web sites. By looking at the job functions or qualifications, you can determine what may be appropriate characteristics and skills needed for the job. Resources: Ch. 5 (pp. 195-210, pp. 214-20, and pp. 223-6) of Human Services in Contemporary America and human service agencies or organization Web sites Due Date: Day 7 [Individual forum] Choose a company or organization in the fields or professions listed above that you would consider working for to begin your human service career. Before you attend the career fair, you decide to put together in a cover letter a brief synopsis of the characteristics and skills you would bring to the organization. Because you have just started your associate’s degree program, you do not have much experience in the field, but you believe that you possess some of the characteristics needed for an entry-level position in your chosen career. Write a 350- to 700-word cover letter in APA format outlining the characteristics and skills you possess. Explain how you would apply these characteristics and skills to a specific position within their organization. Refer to the specific characteristics and skills discussed in Ch. 5, for example, HSM 210 Human Services in the United States Course Syllabus Page 14   and match them to the job qualifications listed on the agency’s Web site. Be sure to provide the Web site location of the company or organization’s list of job qualifications. Post your cover letter as a Microsoft® Word attachment.

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