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  1. Resume & Cover Letter Writing Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Presentation Press the ESC key to end program

  2. One Approach There are many ways and approaches to writing a resume. This format is based on conversations with HR professionals, attending international seminars and workshops, trade journals, electronic list-serves, books and life experience. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  3. Quick Tips... • Your Resume should be on “Resume Paper.” This paper can be found at most copy service businesses, the print room or at one-stop shopping places. Choose conservative colors for your resume. • The font of a resume should be“true type”and easily readable at any font size. • 90% of the time your resume should be limited to ONE page. • Bold or capitalize key words when you want the reader to pay close attention to certain areas of your resume. • Left justify every line and take out any underlining and bullets if you are sending the resume in the body of an e-mail message. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  4. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 wwhittlinger@yahoo.com OBJECTIVE Seeking Project Coordinator Position in the Management Department of Acme Staple Incorporated. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concentration May 2003 George Fox University, Newberg, OR Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. EXPERIENCE Project Assistant June 2001 - Present Zinniker Business Concepts, Wilsonville, OR Manage consulting requests. Strategize with project manager to ensure efficient business process. Train, supervise and schedule para-professional staff. Review required forms to ensure accuracy. Organize data entry system. Intern January 2000 – May 2000 Sports Unlimited, Portland, OR Provided athlete management assistance to senior-level staff. Coordinated advertising production. Created and presented marketing proposal in all-employee sales meeting. Represented company at Olympic Trials. ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES St. Michael’s Soup Kitchen, Bend, OR Worked with team to provide meals for 250 people. Developed positive relationships with clients. Supervised volunteers Business Leadership Organization, Newberg, OR Coordinated design and implementation of publicity for campus-wide event. Organized weekly meetings. Set up organization budget. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  5. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 wwhittlinger@yahoo.com OBJECTIVE Seeking Project Coordinator Position in the Management Department of Acme Staple Incorporated. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concentration May 2003 George Fox University, Newberg, OR Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. EXPERIENCE Project Assistant June 2001 - Present Zinniker Business Concepts, Wilsonville, OR Manage consulting requests. Strategize with project manager to ensure efficient business process. Train, supervise and schedule para-professional staff. Review required forms to ensure accuracy. Organize data entry system. Intern January 2000 – May 2000 Sports Unlimited, Portland, OR Provided athlete management assistance to senior-level staff. Coordinated advertising production. Created and presented marketing proposal in all-employee sales meeting. Represented company at Olympic Trials. ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES St. Michael’s Soup Kitchen, Bend, OR Worked with team to provide meals for 250 people. Developed positive relationships with clients. Supervised volunteers Business Leadership Organization, Newberg, OR Coordinated design and implementation of publicity for campus-wide event. Organized weekly meetings. Set up organization budget. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  6. The “Letterhead” section of the resume should have basic name and contact information Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 wwhittlinger@yahoo.com Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  7. The name should be the longest and largest portion of the letter head Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 wwhittlinger@yahoo.com Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  8. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 wwhittlinger@yahoo.com Choose one telephone number that will be answered by a professional sounding voice-mail greeting or by someone in a business-like manner. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  9. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 wwhittlinger@yahoo.com No cell phones should be listed- A disconnected line or uncontrollable background noise sends the wrong message to an employer. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  10. batgirl@teleport.com bikerider1@usa.net Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 wwhittlinger@yahoo.com A professional E-Mail Address makes a great impression to the reader. (Skip the “cute” or “unique” e-mail addresses on your resume). Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  11. There are several correct ways to format your letterhead Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 wwhittlinger@yahoo.com Willard Whittlinger wwhittlinger@yahoo.com 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  12. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 wwhittlinger@yahoo.com OBJECTIVE Seeking Project Coordinator Position in the Management Department of Acme Staple Incorporated. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concentration Expected May 2003 George Fox University, Newberg, OR Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. EXPERIENCE Project Assistant June 2001 - Present Zinniker Business Concepts, Wilsonville, OR Manage consulting requests. Strategize with project manager to ensure efficient business process. Train, supervise and schedule para-professional staff. Review required forms to ensure accuracy. Organize data entry system. Intern January 2000 – May 2000 Sports Unlimited, Portland, OR Provided athlete management assistance to senior-level staff. Coordinated advertising production. Created and presented marketing proposal in all-employee sales meeting. Represented company at Olympic Trials. ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES St. Michael’s Soup Kitchen, Bend, OR Worked with team to provide meals for 250 people. Developed positive relationships with clients. Supervised volunteers Business Leadership Organization, Newberg, OR Coordinated design and implementation of publicity for campus-wide event. Organized weekly meetings. Set up organization budget. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  13. OBJECTIVE Seeking Project Coordinator Position (Job Code: LU23231) in the Management Department of Acme Staple Incorporated. Be specific in your objective to the position, department and company (if known). Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  14. OBJECTIVE Seeking Project Coordinator Position (Job Code: LU23231) in the Management Department of Acme Staple Incorporated. List the company’s job number or code in the objective (if known). Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  15. Other Examples OBJECTIVE Seeking Technical Writing Position with Wildish Publishing. OBJECTIVE Seeking admittance into the Registered Nurse Program at Stanford Medical School. OBJECTIVE Seeking CuratorInternship in the Oregon Trail Exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  16. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concentration May 2003 George Fox University, Newberg, OR Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 wwhittlinger@yahoo.com OBJECTIVE Seeking Project Coordinator Position in the Management Department of Acme Staple Incorporated. EXPERIENCE Project Assistant June 2001 - Present Zinniker Business Concepts, Wilsonville, OR Manage consulting requests. Strategize with project manager to ensure efficient business process. Train, supervise and schedule para-professional staff. Review required forms to ensure accuracy. Organize data entry system. Intern January 2000 – May 2000 Sports Unlimited, Portland, OR Provided athlete management assistance to senior-level staff. Coordinated advertising production. Created and presented marketing proposal in all-employee sales meeting. Represented company at Olympic Trials. ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES St. Michael’s Soup Kitchen, Bend, OR Worked with team to provide meals for 250 people. Developed positive relationships with clients. Supervised volunteers Business Leadership Organization, Newberg, OR Coordinated design and implementation of publicity for campus-wide event. Organized weekly meetings. Set up organization budget. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  17. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concentration George Fox University, Newberg, OR May 2003 Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. State your degree (B.A., B.S., M.A., MBA) with the discipline. Include minor if relevant. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  18. EDUCATION B.A., Business with International Marketing Emphasis George Fox University, Newberg, ORMay 2003 Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. If you have concentrated on certain areas of study you can state an emphasis area (typically a emphasis is not formally recognized by the registrar’s office so make sure to be able to back up your emphasis claim). Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  19. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concentration George Fox University, Newberg, ORMay 2003 Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. Note: Your high school should NOT be listed on a college level resume. Community colleges or trade schools can be omitted if you are going to receive your four-year degree or Master’s Degree from George Fox University. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  20. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concen. Expected May 2004 George Fox University, Newberg, OR Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. Put the date in which you will receive or have received your degree. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  21. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concentration George Fox University, Newberg, ORExpected May 2004 Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. Scholarships can be listed along with GPA Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  22. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concentration George Fox University, Newberg, ORExpected May 2004 Hampton Honors Scholar 3.75 GPA Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. GPA Rule: A 3.5 GPA or above can be listed on the resume. A lower GPA should be kept off the resume. (all accounting majors should have a GPA listed- no matter the points). Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  23. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concentration George Fox University, Newberg, ORExpected May 2004 Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. Educational enhancement opportunities can be listed here or under the experience or activities sections. Explain the value of the experience to the reader. (List each experience just once). Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  24. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concentration George Fox University, Newberg, ORExpected May 2004 Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. Coursework Includes: Management 3rd Year Spanish MarketingBusiness Law Relevant Coursework should only be included on internship resumes. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  25. EXPERIENCE Project Assistant June 2001 - Present Zinniker Business Concepts, Wilsonville, OR Manage consulting requests. Strategize with project manager to ensure efficient business process. Train, supervise and schedule para-professional staff. Review required forms to ensure accuracy. Organize data entry system. Intern January 2000 – May 2000 Sports Unlimited, Portland, OR Provided athlete management assistance to senior-level staff. Coordinated advertising production. Created and presented marketing proposal in all-employee sales meeting. Represented company at Olympic Trials. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 wwhittlinger@yahoo.com OBJECTIVE Seeking Project Coordinator Position in the Management Department of Acme Staple Incorporated. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concentration May 2003 George Fox University, Newberg, OR Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES St. Michael’s Soup Kitchen, Bend, OR Worked with team to provide meals for 250 people. Developed positive relationships with clients. Supervised volunteers Business Leadership Organization, Newberg, OR Coordinated design and implementation of publicity for campus-wide event. Organized weekly meetings. Set up organization budget. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  26. EXPERIENCE = Paid, Internships & Volunteer Positions WORK EXPERIENCE = Paid Positions EXPERIENCE Project Assistant June 2001 - Present Zinniker Business Concepts, Wilsonville, OR Manage consulting requests. Strategize with project manager to ensure efficient business process. Train, supervise and schedule para-professional staff. Review required forms to ensure accuracy. Organize data entry system. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  27. EXPERIENCE Assistant June 2001 - Present Zinniker Business Concepts, Wilsonville, OR Answer phones. Follow company procedures. Schedule appointments. Fill out required forms. Enter data into database. Though the format and content are correct in this example, the descriptions are too task oriented. Employers/organizations can train un-skilled persons to do these tasks. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  28. EXPERIENCE Project Assistant June 2001 - Present Zinniker Business Concepts, Wilsonville, OR Manage consulting requests. Strategize with project manager to ensure efficient business process. Train, supervise and schedule para-professional staff. Review required forms to ensure accuracy. Organize data entry system. The dates of experience need to be stated. Place them on the right hand side of the page! The order of these two lines can change but the format needs to be consistent through out your resume. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  29. EXPERIENCE I My Project Assistant June 2001 - Present Zinniker Business Concepts, Wilsonville, OR Manage consulting requests. Strategize with project manager to ensure efficient business process. Train, supervise and schedule para-professional staff. Review required forms to ensure accuracy. Organize data entry system. Begin with action verbs (Manage, strategize, train, etc.). No pro-nouns are used in the descriptions. If you are currently in the position you should use present tense (past tense if you are done with that position/assignment). Test to see if you are using an action verb by verbally beginning the sentence with an “I”. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  30. ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES St. Michael’s Soup Kitchen, Bend, OR Worked with team to provide meals for 250 people. Developed positive relationships with clients. Supervised volunteers Business Leadership Organization, Newberg, OR Coordinated design and implementation of publicity for campus-wide event. Organized weekly meetings. Set up organization budget. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 wwhittlinger@yahoo.com OBJECTIVE Seeking Project Coordinator Position in the Management Department of Acme Staple Incorporated. EDUCATION B.A., Business with Marketing Concentration May 2003 George Fox University, Newberg, OR Hampton Honors Scholar Mexico Study Abroad Program Interacted with native residents using fluent Spanish. Studied people and culture while living with Mexican host family. EXPERIENCE Project Assistant June 2001 - Present Zinniker Business Concepts, Wilsonville, OR Manage consulting requests. Strategize with project manager to ensure efficient business process. Train, supervise and schedule para-professional staff. Review required forms to ensure accuracy. Organize data entry system. Intern January 2000 – May 2000 Sports Unlimited, Newberg, OR Provided athlete management assistance to senior-level staff. Coordinated advertising production. Created and presented marketing proposal in all-employee sales meeting. Represented company at Olympic Trials. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  31. ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES St. Michael’s Soup Kitchen, Bend, OR Worked with team to provide meals for 250 people. Developed positive relationships with clients. Supervised volunteers Business Leadership Organization, Newberg, OR Coordinated design and implementation of publicity for campus-wide event. Organized weekly meetings. Set up organization budget. No dates are necessary Use same “rules” as the experience section for your descriptions Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  32. There are many other sections that can be put on a resume… Skills Professional Organizations Summary Achievements Community Involvement Civic Experience Professional Experience Just to name a few… Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  33. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 Wwhittlinger@yahoo.com January 4, 2003 Ms. Elaine Rohrer Vice President, Magazine Division Acme Publishing P.O. Box 3030 Portland, OR 97208 Dear Ms. Rohrer, Thank you for taking the time to talk with me regarding the Magazine Division at Acme Publishing. I was very impressed to learn that Acme is the United State’s largest magazine publisher. As we discussed, I am interested in following up on the upcoming available staff writer position. You mentioned this would be a great way for me to get started at Acme. From your description, it sounds like a great match with my background and qualifications. As you can see from my resume, I have had previous experience in writing and publishing. As an intern with Graphic Arts Publishing, I learned and assisted in the process of the design and publication functions of the 2004 Oregon Scene Photography Guide. My interaction with our diverse team of designers, writers, publishers and marketing personnel provided great insight into the whole process from design concept to the final product publication. As an assistant to Rob Felton at George Fox University, I was charged with editing and graphic design of the George Fox University Graduate Catalog. This valuable experience increased my knowledge, skill base and interest in the writing profession. I am very interested in becoming a staff writer at Acme Publishing and will follow up with you next week to ensure you have received my resume and talk about the next steps in the hiring process. If you need to reach me before then, please contact me via phone at 503-554-0000 or e-mail, wwhittlinger@yahoo.com. Sincerely, SIGN YOUR LETTER Willard Whittlinger  Encl: Resume Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  34. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 Wwhittlinger@yahoo.com Use your same letterhead for the cover letter. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  35. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 Wwhittlinger@yahoo.com January 4, 2003 Ms. Elaine Rohrer Vice President, Magazine Division Acme Publishing P.O. Box 3030 Portland, OR 97208 Dear Ms. Rohrer, This example is a business block style letter Use only Ms. or a professional title (Dr., Rev., President) when addressing females in professional correspondence or interaction. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  36. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 Wwhittlinger@yahoo.com January 4, 2003 Ms. Elaine Rohrer Vice President, Magazine Division Acme Publishing P.O. Box 3030 Portland, OR 97208 Dear Ms. Rohrer, Create Interest and briefly state why you are writing Thank you for taking the time to talk with me regarding the Magazine Division at Acme Publishing. I was very impressed to learn that Acme is the United State’s largest magazine publisher. As we discussed, I am interested in following up on the upcoming available staff writer position. You mentioned this would be a great way for me to get started at Acme. From your description, it sounds like a great match with my background and qualifications. Make a connection between their job requirements and your experience As you can see from my resume, I have had previous experience in writing and publishing. As an intern with Graphic Arts Publishing, I learned and assisted in the process of the design and publication functions of the 2004 Oregon Scene Photography Guide. My interaction with our diverse team of designers, writers, publishers and marketing personnel provided great insight into the whole process from design concept to the final product publication. As an assistant to Rob Felton at George Fox University, I was charged with editing and graphic design of the George Fox University Graduate Catalog. This valuable experience increased my knowledge, skill base and interest in the writing profession. Call to action! I am very interested in becoming a staff writer at Acme Publishing and will follow up with you next week to ensure you have received my resume and talk about the next steps in the hiring process. If you need to reach me before then, please contact me via phone at 503-554-0000 or e-mail, wwhittlinger@yahoo.com. Sincerely, SIGN YOUR LETTER Willard Whittlinger  Encl: Resume Call the hiring manager before sending a cover letter. Make sure you include the position and company name in this first paragraph. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  37. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 Wwhittlinger@yahoo.com January 4, 2003 Ms. Elaine Rohrer Vice President, Magazine Division Acme Publishing P.O. Box 3030 Portland, OR 97208 Dear Ms. Rohrer, Create Interest and briefly state why you are writing Thank you for taking the time to talk with me regarding the Magazine Division at Acme Publishing. I was very impressed to learn that Acme is the United State’s largest magazine publisher. As we discussed, I am interested in following up on the upcoming available staff writer position. You mentioned this would be a great way for me to get started at Acme. From your description, it sounds like a great match with my background and qualifications. Make a connection between their job requirements and your experience As you can see from my resume, I have had previous experience in writing and publishing. As an intern with Graphic Arts Publishing, I learned and assisted in the process of the design and publication functions of the 2004 Oregon Scene Photography Guide. My interaction with our diverse team of designers, writers, publishers and marketing personnel provided great insight into the whole process from design concept to the final product publication. As an assistant to Rob Felton at George Fox University, I was charged with editing and graphic design of the George Fox University Graduate Catalog. This valuable experience increased my knowledge, skill base and interest in the writing profession. Call to action! I am very interested in becoming a staff writer at Acme Publishing and will follow up with you next week to ensure you have received my resume and talk about the next steps in the hiring process. If you need to reach me before then, please contact me via phone at 503-554-0000 or e-mail, wwhittlinger@yahoo.com. Sincerely, SIGN YOUR LETTER Willard Whittlinger  Encl: Resume In the second paragraph- Let the reader know you have the exact skills and qualifications required for the position & match what they want with what you have. Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  38. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 Wwhittlinger@yahoo.com January 4, 2003 Ms. Elaine Rohrer Vice President, Magazine Division Acme Publishing P.O. Box 3030 Portland, OR 97208 Dear Ms. Rohrer, Create Interest and briefly state why you are writing Thank you for taking the time to talk with me regarding the Magazine Division at Acme Publishing. I was very impressed to learn that Acme is the United State’s largest magazine publisher. As we discussed, I am interested in following up on the upcoming available staff writer position. You mentioned this would be a great way for me to get started at Acme. From your description, it sounds like a great match with my background and qualifications. Make a connection between their job requirements and your experience As you can see from my resume, I have had previous experience in writing and publishing. As an intern with Graphic Arts Publishing, I learned and assisted in the process of the design and publication functions of the 2004 Oregon Scene Photography Guide. My interaction with our diverse team of designers, writers, publishers and marketing personnel provided great insight into the whole process from design concept to the final product publication. As an assistant to Rob Felton at George Fox University, I was charged with editing and graphic design of the George Fox University Graduate Catalog. This valuable experience increased my knowledge, skill base and interest in the writing profession. Call to action! I am very interested in becoming a staff writer at Acme Publishing and will follow up with you next week to ensure you have received my resume and talk about the next steps in the hiring process. If you need to reach me before then, please contact me via phone at 503-554-0000 or e-mail, wwhittlinger@yahoo.com. Sincerely, SIGN YOUR LETTER Willard Whittlinger  Encl: Resume Gone are the days of waiting to hear from an employer. In the last paragraph tell them you will follow-up and then do it! Repeat your contact information for the reader’s convenience . Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  39. Willard Whittlinger 414 N. Meridian Street, #2331 Newberg, OR 97132 503-554-0000 Wwhittlinger@yahoo.com January 4, 2003 Ms. Elaine Rohrer Vice President, Magazine Division Acme Publishing P.O. Box 3030 Portland, OR 97208 Dear Ms. Rohrer, Create Interest and briefly state why you are writing Thank you for taking the time to talk with me regarding the Magazine Division at Acme Publishing. I was very impressed to learn that Acme is the United State’s largest magazine publisher. As we discussed, I am interested in following up on the upcoming available staff writer position. You mentioned this would be a great way for me to get started at Acme. From your description, it sounds like a great match with my background and qualifications. Make a connection between their job requirements and your experience As you can see from my resume, I have had previous experience in writing and publishing. As an intern with Graphic Arts Publishing, I learned and assisted in the process of the design and publication functions of the 2004 Oregon Scene Photography Guide. My interaction with our diverse team of designers, writers, publishers and marketing personnel provided great insight into the whole process from design concept to the final product publication. As an assistant to Rob Felton at George Fox University, I was charged with editing and graphic design of the George Fox University Graduate Catalog. This valuable experience increased my knowledge, skill base and interest in the writing profession. Call to action! I am very interested in becoming a staff writer at Acme Publishing and will follow up with you next week to ensure you have received my resume and talk about the next steps in the hiring process. If you need to reach me before then, please contact me via phone at 503-554-0000 or e-mail, wwhittlinger@yahoo.com. Sincerely, SIGN YOUR LETTER Willard Whittlinger  Encl: Resume Take yourself OUT of the running for the position by NOT signing your letter. Encl. Means “enclosure.” List whatever you are sending to the employer (Do not list the cover letter). Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

  40. You are welcome to bring your resume or cover letter to Career Services to have it critiqued. It is easiest to come in during drop-in hours… Monday: 2:00 – 3:00 Wednesday: 11:00 - Noon Thursday: 9:00 – 10:00 Friday: 2:30 – 3:30 Or schedule an appointment to meet with Michael Hampton, e-mail mhampton@georgefox.edu, or call x2330. Education Majors can drop resumes off at the front desk of Career Services (Stevens 325) Press The Space Bar or the Arrow Keys to View Content

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