S: Writing a Resume and Cover Letter
FC: Writing a Resume and Cover Letter
1: What is a Resume?.......................... What Information Should it Contain?.... Tips for Writing Resumes.................. Sample Resume............................. What is a Cover Letter?.................... What Information Should it Contain?.... Tips for Writing Cover Letters............ Sample Cover Letter....................... References................................... | page 2 page 3 page 4 page 5 page 6 page 7 page 8 page 9 page 10 | Table of Contents
2: What is a Resume? | A resume is a document listing your education and work experiences. An individual creates a resume for his/her perspective employer so that he/she might be considered for a particular job opening. The intent of the resume is to provide the perspective employer with a succinct summary of an individual's qualifications for the position.
3: What information should it contain? | A resume should contain any training or work experiences that demonstrate those skills required for the available position.
4: Tips for Writing Resumes | One resume for each employer. No pictures Proofread it several times. Have a friend proofread it too. Put the most relevant information first. Be honest. One page in length. Use quality paper.
5: Sample Resume Linda Jones 1234 Majestic Court Boise, Idaho 76543 Job wanted: Part-time after school and weekend posit ion Qualifications: Punctual. Reliable. Friendly. Trustworthy. Responsible. Paid Work Experience 2006 - current Babysitting 2005 - 2006 Pet sitting Volunteer Experience 2006 - 2007 Candy Strip Volunteer at local Hospital; responsible for delivering gifts; enjoyed visiting with patients 2005 - 2007 Fulfilled service hours at Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store; responsibilities included sweeping, stocking shelves, inspecting and sorting donations, and working the register. Education High School Graduation: June 2008
6: What is a Cover Letter? | A cover letter is a letter that should be submitted to the perspective employer along with your application.
7: What Information Should it Contain? | The cover letter should contain information regarding the position for which you are applying. It should explain briefly why you are interested in this position and your related educational training, work experiences, and any other relevant accomplishments. Lastly, your cover letter should indicate the presence of your enclosed resume and that you would appreciate the opportunity for a personal interview.
8: Tips for Writing Cover Letters | Address cover letter to specific person within company. One cover letter for each position for which you are applying. Proofread it several times. Have a friend proofread it too. Use quality paper. Be brief. Use verbiage that imparts enthusiasm and confidence.
9: Sample Cover Letter | March 10, 2010 Mrs. Sally Ace Director of Human Resources Cisco Corporation 12345 E. Campbell Blvd. Dallas, TX 12345 Dear Mrs. Ace: I am responding to the employment opportunity listed on your Web site. The Software Programmer position is a perfect match for my education and work experience. While attending Collage University I discovered my talent for communications and control programming working on special projects for Professor Smyth. I continued to broaden my skills during a summer internship at Explainitorium Inc., developing automation test software. This saved Explainitorium $2M dollars in labor costs. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how my skills would meet the needs of your company. Attached is my resume for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, David Beck
11: References http://jobstar.org/tools/resume/student.php http://www.dailywritingtips.com/resume-writing-tips/ http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=elwdterminal&L=5&L0=Home&L1=Workers+and+Unions&L2=Job+Seekers&L3=Job+Hunting%3A+Information+to+Help+You&L4=Cover+Letters&sid=Elwd&b=terminalcontent&f=dcs_finding_job_cover_ltr_tips&csid=Elwd