Resumes and cover letters. Doesn’t matter what group you’re in, you’ll be updating these documents for the next few years – get used to it and get good at it. . What not to do - . A resume isn’t a memoir. “Played/raised money for Broward Women’s Adult League for basketball.”
Resumes and cover letters
Doesn’t matter what group you’re in, you’ll be updating these documents for the next few years – get used to it and get good at it.
If you’ve ever impressed some media pros, listing them as references is an objective way to say you’re worthy of an interview.
I call you that because I feel I’ve known you for years.
I would like to aply for the position of editoralasistent
My mother told me I should …
You don’t know me, but …
Your company appears to be violating the Equal Opportunities Amendment and to help you rectify the situation, I would like to…
Type your résumé ─ Use 8 1/2" x 11" quality bond paper if you print your résumé. (be sure to pay attention to watermarks on résumé paper. Watermarks should face towards the reader and should not be upside down)
Do not include everything you've done ─ be selective! It's best practice to include skills and experiences that contributes or relates to the company you are applying. Reference 10 years of work history, if possible.
If you use abbreviations, be sure to spell it out elsewhere on your résumé
Use concise sentences (keep it short, sweet, and to the point)
Use action verbs
Proofread your résumé. Print or email your résumé and have someone else provide feedback
Use bullet statements to emphasize a point
The most important thing I can tell you to is to do research about the company showing you want to work there.
Invite EVERYONE to read your cover letter and resume
For the subject line, include your name and the post from the original job posting
My experiences in office administration and client services have equipped me with a multitude of skills including office management, business operations, and exemplary customer service. I am confident that my application of these and my many other skills would be an asset to your company.
Integrity. Innovation. Initiative. If you have these qualities in mind for the position of _____ then I suggest we meet to discuss the numerous qualifications I would bring to your organization. With my demonstrated track record of successfully directing pharmacy operations and introducing initiatives that directly impacted the bottom line, I am confident that I would be an excellent fit for the position at _________.
July 8th, 2012
Mr. John Smith
217 West Street
Johnson, VA 24132
Dear Mr. Smith:
Enclosed find a copy of my resume. Please consider me for the position of welder that was advertised in the Roanoke Times and World News.
I believe I am qualified for your position. I have six years of welding experience in an industrial setting. Furthermore, I am a very dependable worker as shown by the fact that I have only missed two days of work in the last five years. Finally, I am available to work any shift at any of your three plants.
I look forward to hearing from you. I can best be reached after 3:00 p.m.on weekdays and anytime on weekends.
Andrew S. Jones
Simple? Yes (brief, clean)
Fun to read? Nah
Letter grade C