Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
  • Like
Resumes And Cover Letters 2003
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.


Now you can save presentations on your phone or tablet

Available for both IPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Resumes And Cover Letters 2003


I uploaded this to test Slide Share. I hadn't looked at it since I made it!

I uploaded this to test Slide Share. I hadn't looked at it since I made it!

Published in Career , Business
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads


Total Views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide


  • 1. Resumes and Cover Letters Sarah Smith 2003
  • 2. Why Are We Here?
    • Goal #1: To effectively represent (on paper) your skills and experience to potential employers.
    • Goal #2: To leave a positive impression through a well-written cover letter.
  • 3. Resume Building in 3 Easy Steps
    • Step #1: Compile data (facts) about your work and skills history.
    • Step #2: Assess skills according to employers’ needs.
    • Step #3: Present your data in a clear, effective manner.
  • 4. Step #1 – Compiling Personal Data
    • Contact former employers for accurate employment dates.
    • School documents, certificates.
    • Secure references (employers, family, instructors.)
  • 5. Step #2 -- Skills Assessment
    • What does the job require?
    • Which of your skills fit these requirements?
    • Which skills are “near fits” or useful to overall employment? (Think like an employer.)
  • 6. Step #3 -- Representing Yourself In Print
    • Be clear, confident and get to the point early.
    • Don’t repeat yourself.
    • List work experience with the most recent first.
  • 7. The Cover Letter
    • The right letter can make all the difference when competing for a job!
    • Don’t underestimate the value of good grammar.
    • You never know who may be reading your letter!
  • 8. Cover Letter Format
    • Paragraph #1 – Introduction – Give your intent and be sure to name the position you are applying for.
    • Paragraph #2 – Why you are the right candidate for the job.
    • Paragraph #3 – Other great things about you that make you a good employee.
    • Paragraph #4 – Closing; how to contact you. It’s always nice to thank the reader for his/her attention.
  • 9. Cover Letter Tips
    • Don’t simply repeat verbatim the experience/skills listed on your resume.
    • Use actives (I am, I will) rather than passives (I would) to make your points.
    • Identify your strengths without bragging ( describe , don’t list.)
  • 10. Include Yourself
    • Balance the work-related skills with others that serve to round out your character. Example: If you coach little league, add that fact in the paragraph that tells about you.
    • Share your career goals in the letter; show the reader why you want to work for them .
  • 11. Final Tips
    • Invest in a nice cover stock for letter and resume. Carry them to the interview in an envelope or folder. If you show that you take your documents seriously, the interviewer will too.
    • Get a friend to proofread the final draft. Remember, errors leave poor impressions! Good luck!