Essay Cover Letters

Seth had been sending out an old resume to his networks that was not achievement and metrics focused, and he was getting a lukewarm response. We loaded his resume with lots of numbers that would convey his value to his next employer.

One of the issues we negotiated with Seth is that he wanted to market himself both as a capital projects executive and a sourcing/supply chain executive. While these two areas often intersect, there was potential to write different resumes for these two focal points. We ended up with three versions of his resume: this one (which was all-encompassing but through a capital projects lens), plus a version targeted for capital projects and another for sourcing. In the end, he ended up using this more complete version for the majority of his job search activities.

We mentioned the companies where Seth had worked in the top summary because BIGBIO is an extremely well-known large company and we also wanted him to come across as marketable to smaller companies.

Rather than have a Core Competencies section, we placed Seth’s 3 most important skills under his title, and, since they fit, put the rest of his key competencies in a bullet. We also used the top bullets to provide a sense of the range of industries and functions where he has experience/expertise.

For each of his positions, we chose an overarching accomplishment followed by bullets of how he achieved the larger project wins.

Seth had a huge uptick in the response he was getting from his networks. He obtained a position as Senior Director of Capital Project Management at a global engineering & consulting company in the biotech sphere.

Capital Project Management Executive – VP / Director Sample Resume

This cover letter example will help you to write and format your document

Writing a cover letter is a challenging task—one that can mean the difference between landing your dream job or receiving a candidate rejection letter. There is more to a cover letter than simply writing it; you also have to worry about how to format a cover letter.

Don't stress over writing your cover letter. By following our cover letter example, you will be well on your way to writing a proper cover letter. And remember, if you aren't sure that your cover letter is error-free or formatted correctly, send it to our resume editors for their expert input.

Our cover letter example

Jane Doe
123 Spruce Avenue
Anytown, MI 12345

 

John Smith, Human Resources Manager
Acorn Merchandising
456 Maple Way
Anytown, MI 67890

 

May 23, 2017

 

Re: Customer Service position

 

Dear Mr. Smith:

Thank you for agreeing to answer my questions earlier this week regarding your website advertisement for the Customer Service position currently available at Acorn Merchandising.

My qualifications and experience complement the responsibilities outlined in your advertisement and include over 10 years of customer service experience in increasingly challenging roles. I have been able to advance in my career through demonstrated initiative and the ability to work effectively under pressure. In my most recent position, as Customer Support Representative at a large pharmaceutical manufacturing company, I was given the opportunity to overhaul our entire department. My modifications increased our efficiency by 57%. I have developed the ability to work independently in a complex environment, which has strengthened my communication and organizational skills. My training includes a secretarial diploma and courses in Organization and Resource Management. As you can see by my resume, I have an ongoing commitment to professional development. I would be available to start this position with 2 weeks' notice.

I look forward to hearing from you to further discuss this opportunity. I can be reached at the numbers indicated below; a message can be left on my machine if I am not available. Thank you for your consideration.

Respectfully,

Jane Doe
Home phone: (555) 555-5555
Cell phone: (555) 554-5545

Encl.

cc. Human Resources


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