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William D. Sisson
Characteristics if a good cover letter
Personalize Customize Review Edit
Three ―Must Haves‖ in a cover letter
Paragraph 1 ...
3501 Trade Tower
Seoul, Korea 135-725
william@myjobs.kr 070-8282-6060
Mr. Min Soo Lee
Senior Vice President of Human Resou...
 A resume is NOT an Autobiography
 A resume is an Advertisement about - YOU!!!
11 Dos of a good resume
1. Do keep your resume sharp and focused.
2. Do include as much contact information as possible.
3...
 11 Dos of a Good Resume
7. Do list your jobs in reverse chronological order.
8. Do place your education after your exper...
 11 Don’ts of a Good Resume
1. Don't ever lie on your resume.
2. Don’t make your resume an autobiography. Use a cover let...
 11 Don’ts of a Good Resume
7. Don’t make it a list of your job duties — make it a list of your accomplishments!
8. Don't...
Five ―Must Have Sections‖ of a Resume
1. Complete Contact Information
2. Qualifications
3. Education
4. Experience
5. Skil...
Name: William D. Sisson Lee, Min Soo Min Soo LEE
Address: 3501 Trade Tower, Seoul Korea 135-729
Telephone: Mobile & Home(o...
Qualifications are short bulleted summaries of your experience,
knowledge and skills.
Sometimes it is easier to do this li...
List your Education starting with your highest degree
obtained first.
Do not include high school and below.
EDUCATION
2004...
List actual Work Experience in reverse chronological order.
Follow the guidelines below. List internships under this categ...
List all your skills that you have obtained including
Languages and Computer skills
SKILLS
Languages English Speaking & Wr...
William D. Sisson
3501 Trade Tower, Seoul, Korea 135-729
Mobile: 010-1234-5678 Home: 070-8282-6060
william@headhunter.co.k...
Based in Seoul, Korea, William provides recruiting, consulting and executive search,
recruiting and advising services to m...
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William's English Cover Letters & Resumes

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This presentation was prepared for people who are ESL but the format and advise is relevant for all job seekers who need to write a English Cover Letter & Resume.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need advise.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting ~ William

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William's English Cover Letters & Resumes

  1. 1. By: William D. Sisson
  2. 2. Characteristics if a good cover letter Personalize Customize Review Edit Three ―Must Haves‖ in a cover letter Paragraph 1 - Show you interest in the position & company Paragraph 2 – Compare your knowledge, skills and experience to the job requirements Paragraph 3 – Thank you - Asking for Interview – Include Telephone Number
  3. 3. 3501 Trade Tower Seoul, Korea 135-725 william@myjobs.kr 070-8282-6060 Mr. Min Soo Lee Senior Vice President of Human Resources ING Life Plaza Seoul, Korea 123-589 Dear Mr. Lee, I noticed in the Korea Herald that ING Life is expanding operations and coverage throughout Asia. On the MyJobs.kr website I saw that ING Life was looking for a Sales & Marketing Director to be based in Korea. I am enclosing a copy of my resume for your review and consideration. The position requires at least 5 ~ 10 years of experience in Sales & Marketing with exposure to the Asian market. As the sales & marketing director of two multinational companies based in Korea over the last 7 years, I have gained the knowledge and expertise to increase market shares for ING Life. Furthermore, having completed my Masters Degree in Public Administration has provided me with additional skills that are necessary for a successful Sales and Marketing Director. My business & social network spans all across Asia, Europe and the Americas. I look forward to having an opportunity to meet with you and discuss how I use my skills and experience to become an asset for ING Life in Korea. I can be reached at 070-8282-6060 to arrange a time that is covenant or you to meet with me. Thanking you most sincerely for your time and consideration. Sincerely, William D. Sisson Personalize / Customize P.1 P.2 P.3 Contact Information
  4. 4.  A resume is NOT an Autobiography
  5. 5.  A resume is an Advertisement about - YOU!!!
  6. 6. 11 Dos of a good resume 1. Do keep your resume sharp and focused. 2. Do include as much contact information as possible. 3. Do use a ―Qualifications‖ section at the top your resume after your contact information. 4. Do use a bulleted style to make your resume as reader-friendly as possible. 5. Keep the overall length of your resume short - one or two pages is ideal. 6. Do list your job information in this order: Title/position, name of employer, city/state of employer, dates of employment.
  7. 7.  11 Dos of a Good Resume 7. Do list your jobs in reverse chronological order. 8. Do place your education after your experience. List Education with: Name of degree, major / minor, name of university, location, graduation year and GPA. 9. Do quantify you experience. 10. Do make sure your resume easy to read. Remember, it's a summary, not an autobiography. 11. Do Edit and proofread you resume.
  8. 8.  11 Don’ts of a Good Resume 1. Don't ever lie on your resume. 2. Don’t make your resume an autobiography. Use a cover letter instead. 3. Don’t include a "objective" line. Use your cover letter to explain your career objectives. 4. Don’t provide personal data such as marital status, date of birth, height/weight etc.. 5. Don’t leave out dates and don’t include salary history or reasons for leaving previous jobs. 6. Don’t use more detail than you need to convey your accomplishments.
  9. 9.  11 Don’ts of a Good Resume 7. Don’t make it a list of your job duties — make it a list of your accomplishments! 8. Don't list too much experience or every detail about you or your job on your resume. 9. Don't emphasize skills and job activities you don't want to do in the future. 10. Don't list references on your resume. 11. Don’t include a photograph of yourself.
  10. 10. Five ―Must Have Sections‖ of a Resume 1. Complete Contact Information 2. Qualifications 3. Education 4. Experience 5. Skills
  11. 11. Name: William D. Sisson Lee, Min Soo Min Soo LEE Address: 3501 Trade Tower, Seoul Korea 135-729 Telephone: Mobile & Home(other) – 2 numbers Email: william@myjobs.kr William D. Sisson 3501 Trade Tower, Seoul, Korea 135-729 Mobile: 010-1234-5678 Home: 070-8282-6060 william@myjobs.kr Contact Information appears at the top of the resume
  12. 12. Qualifications are short bulleted summaries of your experience, knowledge and skills. Sometimes it is easier to do this list after completing your resume. QUALIFICATIONS • International Sales & Marketing – 3 years • Customer Service & Relations – 5 years • Business Development & Planning – 5 years • English Communication Skills – 5 years
  13. 13. List your Education starting with your highest degree obtained first. Do not include high school and below. EDUCATION 2004.3 ~ 2006.2 Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering Seoul National University – Seoul, Korea Degree Awarded February 2006 GPA – 4.45 / 4.5 Awarded full tuition scholarship 2000.8 ~ 2004.2 Bachelors of Science in Physics Busan University – Busan, Korea Degree Awarded February 2004 GPA – 4.5/4.5
  14. 14. List actual Work Experience in reverse chronological order. Follow the guidelines below. List internships under this category. List at least three achievements and use qualifiers where possible. EXPERIENCE 2007.2 ~ Present International Sales & Marketing Doosan Construction – Seoul, Korea • Created international sales & marketing strategy resulting in a 178% increase in revenue. • Developed 12 new clients including contract negotiations saving the company $200 million US dollars. • Increased sales & marketing territories to include Canada, USA and other South American countries.
  15. 15. List all your skills that you have obtained including Languages and Computer skills SKILLS Languages English Speaking & Writing – Advanced Level TOEIC – 998 / 999 Lived and studied in the USA – 2 years Korean Speaking, Reading & Writing – Native Computer Microsoft Office Specialist Certified May 2008
  16. 16. William D. Sisson 3501 Trade Tower, Seoul, Korea 135-729 Mobile: 010-1234-5678 Home: 070-8282-6060 william@headhunter.co.kr QUALIFICATIONS International Sales & Marketing – 3 years Customer Service & Relations – 5 years Business Development & Planning – 5 years English Communication Skills – 5 years EDUCATION 2004.3 ~ 2006.2 Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering Seoul National University – Seoul, Korea Degree Awarded February 2006 GPA – 4.45 / 4.5 Awarded full tuition scholarship 2000.8 ~ 2004.2 Bachelors of Science in Physics Busan University – Busan, Korea Degree Awarded February 2004 GPA – 4.5/4.5 EXPERIENCE 2007.2 ~ Present International Sales & Marketing - Doosan Construction – Seoul, Korea  Created international sales & marketing strategy resulting in a 178% increase in revenue  Developed 12 new clients including contract negotiations saving the company $200 million US dollars  Increased sales & marketing territories to include Canada, USA and other South American countries. SKILLS Languages English Speaking & Writing – Advanced Level TOEIC – 998 / 999 Lived and studied in the USA – 2 years Korean Speaking, Reading & Writing – Native Computer Microsoft Office Specialist Certified May 2008 Contact Information Qualifications Education Experience Skills
  17. 17. Based in Seoul, Korea, William provides recruiting, consulting and executive search, recruiting and advising services to multinational and domestic companies in Korea, Asia and around the world. He conducts international searches and recruitment for top global companies with a particular focus on domestic & expat recruitment. He is an expert in global sourcing of targeted top tier candidates, international business development, industry research and other services as requested. Involved in the development of national and international recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas. Considered a generalist in the trade, William is able to conduct recruiting, sourcing and securing candidates from anywhere in the world. A very successful professional in the Korean market, an invited speaker and presenter, he is considered one of the top global recruiting professionals in the area. Please feel free to contact me at wsisson@sesasia.com or william@headhunter.co.kr

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