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model resume and application letter

Writing a Résumé and Job Application Letter

    Résumé

Example 1:

    ERIC KURLAND

    27 Hawkins Road

    Clarksboro, New Jersey 08020

    609-723-21666

    Professional objective A challenging position in the computer technology field.

    Education 2004 to present: Rowan University, Glassboro,

     New Jersey 08028

     Degree: B.S. (in June)

    Major courses: Introduction to Computer Science?and?

     Data Structures and Algorithms ?and?

     Programming Languages

     Programming in Pascal

     Assembly Language

     Operating Systems?and?

Related courses: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics?and?

     Calculus?and?

     Logic

     Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

     Business Law

     Organizational Behavior

    Special school project As part of a class project, I chaired a study group that

     advised a local business about the advantages of installing

     a computerized payroll system. We projected comparative

     cost figures, developed a time-sharing purchase plan, and

     prepared a budget. The fifteen-page report received the

     highest grade in the class.

    Work experience 2004 to present: As a salesperson at Radio Shack, I am

     involved in sales, inventory control, repairs, and customer

     relations. I have designed a computer program that our

     store uses to demonstrate the multimedia aspects of a

     personal computer. This program, written in Visual Basic,

     demonstrates ways the Compaq Presario 5062 can be used

     in the home and small businesses.

     2004-2007: My temporary jobs included word-processing

     secretary, theater usher, and child-care aide.

    Skills I am experienced in the following computer languages:

     C++, Visual Basic, Pascal, and COBOL. I have sales

     experience, am good with figures, am detail-oriented,

     relate easily to people, have initiative, and am dependable.

Reference My references are available on request from Rowan

     University Placement Office, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028.

; Points to Note About the résumé

    1. Your résumé, along with your letter of application, is your introduction to a

    potential employer. First impressions count, to make the résumé neat! 2. Proofread very carefully for sentences-skills and spelling mistakes. A potential

    employer may regard such mistakes as signs of carelessness in your character. You

    might even want to get someone else to proofread the résumé for you. 3. Be brief and to the point: Use only one page if possible.

    4. Use a format like that of the model résumé. Balance your résumé on the page so

    that you have roughed the same margin on all sides.

    5. Note that you should start with your most recent education or employment and

    work backward in time.

    ; Your résumé should point up strengths, not weaknesses. Don’t include

    “Special Training” if you have had none. Don’t refer to your grade-point

    average if it’s a low C. On the other hand, include a main heading like

    “Extracurricular Activities” if the activities or awards seem relevant. For

    example, if Eric Kurland had been a member of the Management Club or

    vice president of the Computer Club in high school or college, he should

    have mentioned those facts. If you have no work experience related to the job

    for which you are applying, then list the jobs you have had. Any job that

    shows a period of responsible employment may favorably impress a potential

    employer.

    ; You can list the names of your references directly on the résumé. Be sure to

    get the permission of people you cite before listing their names. You can also

    give the address of a placement office file that holds references, as show on

    the model résumé. Or you can simply say that you will provide references on

    request.

Example 2:

    David Warren

    1823 Stackhouse Ln.

    Akron, OH 44301

    dw36@psu.edu

    Home (817) 555-0021

    Office (817) 555-9010

    __________________

Objective

    A tenure track position in a well estabilished sociology department, which will allow for adequate time and funding to be directed toward research.

Summary of Achievements

Rhodes Scholar

1988 - 1990: Awarded two years of post-graduate study at Oxford University. Pursued

    the M.Phil in Social Sciences.

Gene Landis Award for Outstanding Teaching

    1995 & 1997: Selected by the student body of York College.

Experience

1999 - Present

    Assistant Professor, Sociology - University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Taught such notable courses as "Intro to Sociology", "Sociology of Inequality", and

    "The McDonaldization of Society".

1995 - 1998

    Lecturer, York College, York, PA

Education

Ph.D, Sociology, 1994

    Penn State University, State College, PA

    Specialization: Global inequality, sociology of marriage

M.Phil, Social Sciences, 1990

    Oxford College, Oxford, UK

B.A. Sociology, Literature 1988

    Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY

Selected Publications

    "Building More Prisons: Retribution or Rehabilitation?", American Journal of Sociology. Worthington Press, June 1995

    "Big Mac Nation", published in The Globalization Reader. Bretton-Woods Press. August, 1997.

Example 3:

    Tyler Hart

    723 South Beston St.

    Indianapolis, IN 46021

    (521) 555 - 0237

    __________________

Objective

A challenging position as a marketing and sales director with an opportunity for

    challenge and personal growth.

Accomplishments

    Directed and coordinated the successful launch of several key product lines in the competitive high-tech industry where quick movement from conceptual stages to market is essential.

Employment

Marketing Sales Director, 1995 Present Intel, Indianapolis, IN

    ; Coordinated marketing and sales efforts as well as overseeing development of

    new products.

    ; Lead a team of ten associates in developing and marketing several new product

    lines.

    ; Designed a streamlined version of the antiquated customer feedback survey. ; Spearheaded successful product launches, resulting in added revenue of more

    than $5M in just twelve months.

Sales Manager, 1990 1995 Data Tech, Columbus, OH

    ; Directed sales and marketing operations within the high-tech sector. ; Responsible for conducting thorough analysis of consumer survey data and

    devising successful marketing strategies based on survey results.

Education

B.A., Marketing, 1990

    Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

References

Available upon request.

Job Application Letter

    The purpose of the letter of application that goes with your résumé is to introduce yourself briefly and to try to make an employer interested in you. You should include only the high points of the information in your résumé.

     27 Hawkins Road

     Clarkboro, New Jersey 08020

     May 13, 2004

    Mr. George C. Arline

    Personnel Manager, Indesco Associates

    301 Sharptown Road

    White Plains, New York 10019

Dear Mr. Arline:

     I would like to be considered as a candidate for the assistant computer programmer position advertised in the Philadelphia Inquirer on April 28, 2007.

     I am currently finishing my degree in Computer Science at Rowan University. I

    have taken every required computer course offered at Rowan and have a solid background in the following computer languages: C++, Visual Basic, Pascal, and COBOL. In addition to my computer background, I have supplemented my education with business and mathematics courses.

     My knowledge of computers and the business field goes beyond my formal classroom education. For the past two years I have worked part-time at Radio Shack, where I have gained experience in sales and inventory control. Also, on my own initiative, I designed a demonstration program for the Compaq Presario 5062 and developed promotional fliers about the program.

     In short, I believe I have the up-to-date computer background and professional drive needed to contribute to your organization. I have enclosed a copy of my résumé to give you further details about my experience. Sometimes next week, I’ll give you a call to see whether I can some in for an interview at your convenience. I look forward to speaking with you then.

     Sincerely,

     Eric Kurkand

     Eric Kurkand

Points to Note About the Job Application Letter

    1. Your letter should do the following:

    a. In the first paragraph, state that you are an applicant for a job and identify the

    source through which you learned about the job.

    b. In the second paragraph, briefly state your qualifications for the job and refer the

    reader to your résumé.

    c. In the last paragraph, state your willingness to come for an interview. If you can

    be available for an interview only at certain times, indicate this. As with you résumé, neatness is crucial. Follow the same hints for the letter that you did for the résumé

    a. Type the letter on good paper.

    b. Proofread very carefully for sentence-skilled mistakes and spelling mistakes. c. Be brief and to the point: Use no more than one page.

    d. Use the format like the model letter. Keep roughly the same margin on all side. e. Use punctuation and spelling in the model letter as a guide. For example:

    (1) Skip two space between the inside address and the salutation

    (2) Use a colon after the salutation.

    (3) Sign your name at the bottom, in addition to typing it.

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