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Preparing World Class Résumés and Cover Letters
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Click to edit Master subtitle style This Is Your Ad For An INTERVIEW !
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Good Resumes Market you to a targeted reader. Shows Skills You Are Developing Shows Your Current Skills Matches Required Job Skills Matches Job You Want
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A resume is not Personal autobiography An exhaustive list of experiences (exclude irrelevant details) Designed to be “read”… it is scanned A place for mistakes, unusual formatting, poor grammar or rambling prose
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A resume is … Polished and professional IMPACT statement! Concise illustration of your “value proposition” to the targeted employer Basic chronology of your related experience Powerful tool for shaping interview questions! Your interview “Cheat sheet” Demonstration of your skill and culture FIT
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Resumes are “first dates” in the employment process. Make them impressive and a second date may occur. Amazing Resumes , Jim Bright & Joanne Earl
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Introduce Your Resume With a Cover Letter!
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Cover Letters Dress up your resume Introduce you to the reader Express your personal interest Demonstrate your communication skills
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Cover Letter Do’s and Don’ts Don’t address the letter incorrectly Do be direct – recruiter shouldn’t have to guess Don’t babble Don’t restate the facts of your resume Don’t be arrogant or presumptuous Do follow up Don’t write if not personal
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Ima Good Student 800 North University Avenue #22220 Provo, Utah 84601 801 555-5555 imgs@byu.edu September 9, 2010 Jane Q. Recruiter, Employment Manager ASuper Employer 123 Broad Street New York City, NY 10000-0001 Dear Jane (Ms. Recruiter) : After meeting you at our recent campus Career Fair I have taken the opportunity to learn much more about ASuper Employer. I would like to accept your offer to consider me as a candidate for your internship program and have enclosed my resume for your review. I believe I bring skills and experience that will benefit the company and add to its already successful record. Some of my specific abilities related to your job opening are: Valuing teamwork synergy and leadership through employment and class team projects. Solving complex problems using applied analytical techniques and research. Thinking critically to determine needs in ambiguous settings and thoroughly developing efficient recommendations and solutions. Please review my resume for more details about my experience and qualifications. For the past year I have worked at ALess Super Employer and know the high regard given your organization by its major competition. I look forward to discussing my background with your recruiting team when you come to interview this month. It is easiest to contact me via email or at the number listed above. I am in class Monday through Friday from 10 am until 2 pm each day. If I am unable to answer please feel free to leave a message and I will return your call as quickly as possible. Thank you for considering me for an internship at A Super Employer.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2011 for the course BUSMGT 320 taught by Professor Mcgreg during the Spring '11 term at BYU.

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