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´ ´ COVER LETTER AND RESUME WRITING SEMINAR August 2, 2012 11:30AM-1:00PM Engineering Theater
A Guide to an Effective Cover Letter Sample Cover Letter Résumés That Get Noticed Résumé Writing Tips Sample Résumé
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2 UP CAREER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS http://upcapes. getting it to land you an interview is enough payoff.A GUIDE TO AN EFFECTIVE COVER LETTER It must be brief and concise. It is also best to include a cover letter with your résumé even if it isn’t required. You may use the sample in the next page to walk you through creating an effective cover letter. You must highlight your qualities that are most relevant to the person whom you intend to receive the letter.org . a good cover letter does not exceed four paragraphs. Every cover letter must be unique to the person to whom you are sending it. A personal touch goes a long way. While coming up with one may be a little tedious.
The following are the skills. Parker 42 Webber Street Marikina City 1621 0918 888 8888 pedroparker@gmail. Restate the position of interest in the conclusion of your letter. I believe that my strong academic background. Thank you for consideration. and will be graduating Magna cum laude in a few months. and back it up with your experiences. Nicole Pury Initiative Engineering. PhD. well-rounded nature and interests. It is in the opening paragraph that you state the reasons why you are writing. Inc. communication. and introduce a bit of yourself. at the test department of Octopus Construction Co. and make sure that the details you use are accurate. You may explain how you heard about the position. and inform them that you intend to follow up with a call. It is in this light that I would like to be considered for the position of Quality Control Engineer. at which your own Antonio Stark was present. 1231 Makati City Dear Ms. Yours Sincerely. and management from the time I spent in key positions in my student organizations. Politely thank the person you are contacting. in my last year of studying at the University of the Philippines – Diliman.com You must exhibit the relevant qualifications. and heard from there that your company is interested in hiring fresh college graduates to work in your Quality Management Department. A-Tower 2281 Don Chino Roces Ave. I had the pleasure of attending the company talk. and experiences that I feel have prepared me to take on the position of Quality Control Engineer: • I was able to learn about Quality Assurance Engineering in my summer internship under Octavio Oconer. I would gladly appreciate an opportunity to discuss this position and my qualifications with you in the next week. • Lastly. Ext. I am a Civil Engineering student.SAMPLE COVER LETTER 29 July 2012 Address the letter to the individual who would be handling your application. Pedro C. 3 . Do not forget to include your contact details. Pury. Ms. qualities. I have proven my skills in leadership. Enclosed is my résumé containing additional details that may be pertinent. and my natural sense of leadership are in line with your requirements. Put focus on your academics.
Make an impression. 3. Explain the project at hand and elaborate on the steps taken to achieve the objectives. Employers are not just aiming to get a position filled. it would be wise to tailor your résumé to showcase your abilities in an employer’s point of view. here being a prospective employer. Focus on the task assigned. As such. such as language and programming. Your qualifications must especially be highlighted. Keep professional documents professional. Experience brings validity. Brevity is the soul of wit. 5. 4 UP CAREER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS http://upcapes. Identify the problem and the goal to be achieved.RÉSUMÉS THAT GET NOTICED Résumé came from a French word meaning “to summarize”. 2. based on what a prospective employer may be looking for. they’re also looking for the proper person to fill it. 1. It advertises you clearly and concisely to a chosen audience. Indicate for whom and with whom the task was performed. In essence. it would be well to be more detailed. and interests. and how. why. DO NOT EXAGGERATE your proficiency. Keep it brief and concise. A résumé may outline a few of your interests. Make sure to incorporate whatever skills possible. Employers will most likely be interested in more than one’s qualifications. It would not be well to have the qualifications on your résumé exceed your actual skills when put to the test in an interview. Be sure to spell out your addresses and other pertinent details. 4. A résumé should also be representative of the unique interests that define you. and viable to use in business.org . It is good to list your experiences outside academia and work. Too many extraneous details may distract the reader from the experiences you want highlighted. In listing your significant achievements. Qualifications are priority. Only include the most relevant details in the selection of your experiences and skills. Here are a few guidelines you may follow when writing a résumé. A good accomplishment statement usually follows the Problem-Action-Result format. Make sure that the email address you use is appropriate for work. qualifications. Shakespeare got it right. a résumé is a summary of your experiences. but first and foremost must represent your professionalism. and its method of execution and solution. This part should be edited to bring focus to the qualifications you possess. It must be clear why the project was undertaken and what the desired result was. and it is as true for literature as it is in résumé writing.
• Revise. • Be brief and concise. but make sure they don’t exceed two lines. • Do not modify previous job titles. • Do not lie or exaggerate. and avoid overly verbose descriptions. Eliminate all possible errors.RÉSUMÉ WRITING TIPS Content is only one part of writing a résumé. revise. 5 . Try to use phrases instead of sentences. Even with sparkling qualifications. a résumé might not be effective if presented incorrectly or inefficiently. The following are some dos and don’ts for proper résumé presentation. and clean. grammatical or otherwise. and revise. • Customize your résumé depending on the position you are applying for. • Avoid using personal pronouns such as “I” or “my”. • Bullet points can be good. • Quantify your achievements and experiences. • Use only one font and a decent font size (10-12). Do not get too creative with it. • Make sure your résumé looks professional. • Begin your phrases with verbs.
and over 10 companies. Novaliches. • Member.Diliman • Consistent Director’s Lister (GWA 1.com OBJECTIVE An engineering position that shall maximize my knowledge and leadership skills in setting a long-term career goal in the construction management industry.Led a team of 20 members in organizing a dinner gathering for 150 top Engineering Students and Leaders. +63918 888 8888 (M) / pedroparker@gmail. • Specifically invited by Head of Operations Nicole Pury • Was privileged enough to listen in on the committee for the reparations made to the damaged Bifrost Rainbow Bridge in Batangas. • Reported directly to the Project Manager and was assigned to 2 out of the 3 departments of the 3-hectare Construction Project: Construction and Procurement. Medical Mission (May 2010) – Organized a Medical Mission in Zambales attended by 20 volunteers. Parker 21 New Mexico Apartments. Modeled for L’Oreal in 2008. Dev C++. Inc. University of the Philippines .M. OTHER DATA Has excellent leadership and communication skills. • Vice President for Internal Affairs (January 2011-present) – Handles the interpersonal relationships within the organization and oversees the dissemination of announcements to more than 100 members. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. • Trained on Cost Estimation and Scheduling.Prepared the booth layout across 4 floors for over 80 companies. UP Red Cross Youth (UP RCY) • Head. EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT 2009 to present College of Engineering.409] • Candidate for Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Student (MOCES) 2012 2005 to 2009 Philippine Science High School .5 above) for 4 years • President of the Student Association 2008-2009 WORK EXPERIENCE 2011 to 2012 The Energy Department of Initiative Engineering. Castro Street. Performed site inspections for quality control. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES UP Career Assistance Program for Engineering Students (UP CAPES) • Project Manager for Career Networking Event (July 2012-present) . and Java. . Marikina City 1621 +632 690 8080 (H). Jobfair Logistics (July 2010-February 2011) . Inc. Facilitated the storage and security of company items. Consunji. Knowledgeable in AutoCAD. Ondoy Relief Operations (September 2009) – Gathered more than 50 volunteers and facilitated a relief operation in Barangay San Andreas.Pedro C. UP Association of Civil Engineering Students (UP ACES) • Co-head for Applications (June 2010-October 2010) . Barangay Shield 1129 Permanent Address: 42 Webber Street. • Coordinator.Facilitated 40 applicants in their fulfillment of their requirements to become a member of ACES. • Lectured on the organizational structure of engineering contractors and on site operations and procedures. 2008 to 2009 Intern – D.Diliman Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering • Candidate for Magna cum laude [GWA 1.
THE 2013 CAREER HANDBOOK TEAM Ma. Karenina Lardizabal Vice President for Publicity and Publications Florante Magboo Circulations Director Jona Nichole Lovino Creative Director Gerard Christopher Lahoz Technical Director Ralaine Princess Bulatao Project Manager for Career Handbook Mark Gilbert Baltazar Rowane May Fesalbon Daniel Ruperto Gaerlan Brylle Anthony Mostacho David Tan Writers Miguel Andro Urbano Norifel Teddie Cadiang Marc Lester Chicano Printing and Distribution Ida Nicola de Jesus Rosslyn Dizon Christopher Obniala Layout Artists 7 .
EEE LC 2 TRANSCRIBE Cover Letter and Résumé Writing Seminar August 2: 11:30AM-1:00PM. Engineering Theater EQUIP Workshop on Image-Building August 13: 8:00AM-12:30PM. Engineering Theater July 25: 1:00-2:30PM. Engineering Theater TRANSMIT Job Interview Talk and Simulation Seminar – August 28: 11:30AM-1:00PM. Engineering Theater July 26: 11:30AM-1:00PM. P&G Room Simulation – September 3-7 SALUTE Jumpstart Your Career: Networking Event September 22 .NAVIGATE Career Path Orientation Seminar July 24: 1:00-2:30PM.
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