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  1. 1. WRITE YOURSELF INTO A J-O-B Resume and Cover Letter Tips for High School Students by Kaleb Owens
  2. 2. WANT A JOB? A Cover Letter and Resume can make the difference in getting the job that can CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
  3. 3. A RESUME… WHAT IS THAT? A brief account of one’s work experience or qualifications often submitted with a job application
  4. 4. THE RESUME…..…… Heading: Name, Address, E-mail Address, Phone Number Career Objective: A statement explaining why you are a great fit for the job listed in terms of skills Experience: A List of the jobs worked and details of the skills performed Interests, awards, community service: List awards and volunteer service you participated in over the past year
  5. 5. PERRY JAMESON 1515 Stanley Drive #62 Hometown, KS 66202 perry.jameson@dbplanet.com (913) 555-1938 OBJECTIVE To obtain knowledge of the day-to-day workings of a communications, public relations, or publishing firm through a part-time job or summer internship. EDUCATION Completed three years at Hometown High School. Graduation date: May 2005. G.P.A. 3.85. Top 5% of class EXPERIENCE Newspaper Staff Member, Hometown High School •Aug 2012 - present. Features editor of campus newspaper. •Aug 2009 - Aug 2012. Researched information for news articles using library and Web sources. Composed and edited informational articles, columns, editorials, and advertising copy. Yearbook Committee Member, Hometown High School •Aug 2012 - present. Editor-in-chief of yearbook staff. Leader of design and publication teams from initial layout through finished product. •Aug 2009 - Aug 2012. Yearbook staff member. Experience taking photographs, designing layout, and writing captions and sidebars. RELEVANT HIGH SCHOOL STUDIES Technical writing; advanced composition; debate; video production; computer classes providing knowledge of word processing, desktop publishing, and Web software. HONORS, AWARDS, AND MEMBERSHIPS •U.S. Media Association Scholarship Recipient Scholarship based on academic achievement, community service, and campus participation and leadership in high school communications projects and studies. •2011 Best High School Newspaper Design Winner Central State Regional Communications Contest, sponsored by the Communications Department, State University. •President of high school chapter of Future Communicators of America (FCA), 2011 – present •Treasurer of National Honor Society, 2011 – present 2
  6. 6. PATTY JAMESON 1515 Stanley Drive #62 Hometown, KS 66202 perry.jameson@dbplanet.com (913) 555-1938 OBJECTIVE To obtain knowledge of the day-to-day workings of a day care center through a part-time job or summer internship. EDUCATION Completed three years at Hometown High School. Graduation date: May 2014. G.P.A. 3.85. Top 5% of class EXPERIENCE •Aug 2007-present Light House Baptist Church , Teaching Assistant Assisted teachers in taking care of children ages 5-8, planned activities and prepared snacks •June 2007-present Lighthouse Baptist Vacation Bible School—Teacher for 7-8 year olds; planned activities and field trips •June 2007-present Baby-Sitter (ages 3-8) for Neighborhood families RELEVANT HIGH SCHOOL STUDIES Taking courses in childcare and business HONORS, AWARDS, AND MEMBERSHIPS •2011 Volunteer of Year Award Volunteer for Big Brother’s Big Sister’s YMCA Summer Camp New Life Community Center •President of high school chapter of Future Communicators of America (FCA), 2011 - present •Treasurer of National Honor Society, 2011 – present References upon request 2
  7. 7. Traci Hite 1206 Erin Lane Nashville, TN 37212 256-338-1484 tracihite@yahoo.com Objective To use my enthusiasm, creativity, education, and attention to detail to thrive for the betterment of the company Education University of North Alabama, Florence AL May 2012 BS Degree in Communications, Magna Cum Laude Wallace State Community College May 2009 Associates in Science Degree, Cum Laude Experience Sony Music Entertainment, Nashville TN Radio Promotion Department Intern Spring 2012 Worked closely with Radio Promotion Coordinators from RCA, Arista, and BNA-Columbia Record Labels for artist events, mailouts, and miscellaneous station-related activities Country Music Association, Nashville TN Media Volunteer Escorted Media during the CMA Festival University of North Alabama, Florence AL Facility Monitor- Recreational Sports and Fitness 2012-2011 Managed facilities during regular operation hours Center Singing River Records- Student Run Record Label 2010-2011 Promotions Director GrammyU 2010-Present Mentored with Warner Brother's Scott Hendricks Attended the Grammy Block Party in Nashville Phi Mu 2010-2012 Public Relations Chair Publicized the first ever Casino Night which raised over $4,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Student Government Association 2009-2011 Student Welfare Chair, 2010-2011 Coordinated the 2010 Lion Feedback Forum Attended Higher Education Day, 2010 Honors and Awards Phi Kappa Phi, 2010 Lambda Pi Eta, 2010 Phi Theta Kappa, 2008 Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, 2008 References Lesly Tyson-Vice President Promotions 615-301-4421 Lauren Thomas-Regional Promoter- West Coast 615-301-4421 Rusty Sherrill-Promotions Coordinator 615-301-4423 Sample Professional Resume 2
  8. 8. A COVER LETTER……...WHY DO I NEED THAT? a Cover letter introduces you to a potential employer, lists your experience, interests, goals, and tells why you are the one to hire for the j-o-b!
  9. 9. LETTER…………WHAT SHOULD It Say? Introduce yourself: Explain who you are and what interested you in the Job Great Fit: A statement explaining why you are the one for the job through life lessons, experience and passion Correct Grammar: Please use correct grammar and punctuation! If not used correctly, this could be an indicator that you can’t perform the JOB
  10. 10. John Henry 123 Blue Street Coldwater, AL 56703 999-765-3421 jhenry@yahoo.com Bill Jones Columbia College 567 Happy Lane Jacksonville, AL, 35308 Re: Position No. C188-200276 Dear Mr. Jones: I read with interest your posting for an Academic Advisor in the Student Academic Success Center at Columbia State Community College. I know that this is the correct position for me as I feel that my experience and education fit the type of person you are looking for to fill this position. I am a firm believer that education is an investment in oneself, having recently completed my MS in Adult Education through Buffalo State College's on-line program. I hereby enclose my resume, and other required materials for your review. I look forward to speaking with you further about what I may offer Columbia State Community College as an Academic Advisor in the Student Academic Success Center. Sincerely, Alison Pinsley
  11. 11. DO THIS………& WRITE YOURSELF INTO A J-O-B Be Honest Get to the Point Keep It Professional Paint a True Picture of Yourself Tell Them Why You Want to Work For Their Company
  12. 12. DON’T WRITE YOURSELF OUT OF A J-O-B! Abbreviations Bad Punctuation False Impersonation of yourself LYING Over-selling yourself
  13. 13. DO NOT USE TEXTING LANGUAGE IN YOUR RESUME OR COVER LETTER! USE BASIC ENGLISH ONLY!!!!
  14. 14. SOCIAL MEDIA Use Twitter, Facebook, etc. for Job Networking The Use of Social Media Can Greatly Enhance Your Ability to Land a Great Job Through Networking
  15. 15. FINAL COVER LETTER AND RESUME WRITING TIP Always have someone (either a career professional or an English Teacher) look over your resume and cover letter before sending it to a potential employer

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