Sunday, March 30, 2008

Format and Sample Of Cover Letters

Try do not exceed 200 words.

Your opening paragraph should mention how you found out about the position (magazine article, classified ad, contact through a placement office or business acquaintance, etc.) and should illustrate your knowledge of the company and its goals. Subsequent paragraphs should indicate your compatibility with the position; you should also mention your enclosed resume at some point, using it to demonstrate your qualifications.

samples : #1 , #2 , #3 , #4 , #5

Before you start...

Obtain copies of documents such as transcripts, resumes and the application form itself; keeping them in front of you will make your job of writing much easier. Make a list of important information, in particular names and exact titles of former employers and supervisors, titles of jobs you have held, companies you have worked for, dates of appropriate work or volunteer experiences, the duties involved, etc. In this way, you will be able to refer to these materials while writing in order to include as much specific detail as possible.

Format of Resumes

On your resume, your name should be the first thing on the page, centered at the top, with your address and phone number directly underneath. The rest of your resume should be divided into distinct sections with appropriate headings (in capital letters and either boldface or italicized) and should be lined up on the left margin. Skip lines between each entry.

The choice of headings differs from person to person, but it is a good idea to include the following in this order:
WORK EXPERIENCE (can be divided into professional and volunteer experience)

You need to demonstrate your qualifications by describing your responsibilities in detail.Also include information such as making the Dean’s List, being scholarship chairperson for your fraternity or sorority, or volunteering for the Special Olympics, which could go under HONORS AND ACTIVITIES, while your knowledge of specific computer systems and software packages would fall under the SPECIAL SKILLS heading..

sample of resume : #1 , #2 , #3

How to Write Good Cover Letter and Resume ?

Tips on writing a winning resume :
1. Determine your job search objective prior to writing the resume.
2. Think of your resume as a marketing tool.
3. Use your resume to obtain an interview, not a job
4. Use bulleted sentences.
5. Use action words

sample of resume : #1 , #2