Resume & Cover Letter Tips

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u Set the direction for your search– this should be a targeted selling document highlight transferable skills and experiences that will be valued by your field of interest. Transferable Skills are determined by your targeted: INDUSTRY(Finance), FUNCTION(IB, PB, S&T, etc.), COMPANY, POSITION u Showcases your skills, attributes and interests u Highlights your progress, accomplishments and skills (essential elements) - Progress and accomplishments as opposed to responsibilities. Avoid the phrase ‘Responsible for:’ u Include essential elements (ACR)
• Action – Active Verb/Skill Employed
• Context – Background Information
• Result – Results of Actions
Redesigned the packaging of a leading parcel delivery company resulting in $1MM annual cost savings and 50% reduction in air pollutants.
Analyzed ash receptacle failures and identified design changes that improved customer satisfaction and reduced warranty costs by 92%. (Senior Engineer, Manufacturing)
Administered a $1M annual budget and negotiated maintenance contracts with agencies outside of the Army in support of $60M worth of equipment (Maintenance Manager, US Army)
Initiated development of new machinery that spurred efficient innovation in food processing. New equipment improved product quality and decreased production costs by X%.
Managed cross-functional team charged with development and implementation of new technology completing project under budget and before deadline.

u Quantify accomplishments/results u Bullet vs. Paragraph - The bullet format enables a reader to jump around on a resume and make a quick decision about whether or not to move forward with you as a a candidate. Paragraph format - no point of entry, run the risk of it being tossed aside to read later u Use of action verbs –
Analyzed all marketing opportunities ensuring their strategic fit within goals of organization.
u…...

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