Resumes & Cover Letters. What is a Resume?. is a document to market your skills, experience, education and accomplishments to employers is meant to get you an interview is NOT your life history is very concise and easy to scan for information. Basic Guidelines.
Resumes &Cover Letters
LEAH M. HELPER
2211 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Bachelor of Arts, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN May 20XX
Major: PsychologyMinor: Communication Studies GPA: 3.7
Honors: Dean’s List, Psychology Honor Society, Augsburg Academic Scholarship
Study Abroad: University of Galway, Galway, IrelandSpring 20XX
Intern, Crisis Nursery, Minneapolis, MN, Spring 20XX
Intern, Washburn Child Guidance Center, Minneapolis, MN, Fall 20XX
Student Worker, Augsburg Admissions Office, Minneapolis, MN, Sept. 20XX – May 20XX
Student Orientation Leader, Augsburg College, Sept. 20XX – May 20XX
Volunteer, Meals on Wheels, Minneapolis, MN, Jan. 20XX – Aug. 20XX
Sunday School Teacher, St. Edwards, Bloomington, MN, Oct. 20XX – April 20XX
Server, Applebee’s, Minneapolis, MN, June 20XX – May 20XX
COVER LETTER SAMPLE
1212 University Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55505
March 10, 2010
Ms. Brenda Peterson
New Hope Center
2222 – 11th Street N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55444
Dear Ms. Peterson:
Please accept the following materials as my application for the Lead Social Worker position advertised on Augsburg College’s job and internship database, Augpost. I am particularly interested in working for the New Hope Center because it is an organization that strives to bring the best community resources to all those in need. In addition, my case management experience, leadership abilities, and strong academic record would benefit your organization and the clients you serve.
My recent work as a Case Manager Intern at Equal Access has provided me with a variety of skills that will make me successful in this position. My responsibilities there included overseeing a case load of eight families in which I assessed their needs and helped them develop and work to achieve self-sufficiency goals. I also organized and facilitated a family support group which is still in existence.
In addition, because I feel strongly about advocacy issues, I am utilizing my leadership skills and community resource knowledge by serving as a Peer Counselor Volunteer at Chrysalis. Here I have demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills as I counsel and connect with a diverse population. This experience, along with my role as Secretary for the Augsburg College Social Work Club, has allowed me to enhance my organizational and problem solving skills and capacity to work as a team player.
I would like to discuss my qualifications with you further and will call you next week to arrange an interview. Thank you for your consideration for this Lead Social Worker position.
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