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									                                             JESSE KENDALL
123 Elm Street                                                                               Home: 480-555-5555
Gilbert, AZ 85296                                                Cell: 480-444-4444

                                       ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

Personable, detail-oriented, and self-motivated administrative leader with over six years of experience in office
management. Highly regarded leadership abilities with team-player mentality. Apply innate interpersonal skills
to establish and maintain positive relationships and improve workplace morale. Calm and productive under
extreme stress. Expert in managing budgets, preparing expense reports, and purchasing hardware / software to
meet the needs of dynamic office environments.

                    Team Leadership  Calendar Management  Confidential Correspondence
                 Travel & Meetings Planning  Database Management  Budgetary Supervision

                                               CAREER PROFILE

                                ABC INTERNATIONAL, Gilbert, AZ  20xx-Present
                              Administration Manager, Gilbert Branch, 20xx-Present
                               Administration Manager, Mesa Branch, 20xx-20xx
Oversee the company's office operations; direct a high-performing staff of six administrative professionals.
Accurately manage job-site financials, accounts receivable and payable, and purchasing. Generate weekly
budget and gross margin reports. Compile budget and expense data and produce Excel spreadsheets to
document activity.

       Handled multimillion-dollar materials and equipment purchases required for daily office administration.
       Maintained all MSDS, Arizona EPA, OSHA, and Arizona Department of Health audit files.
       Designed forms implanted company-wide for tracking projects and other critical activities.
       Created a form that was adopted and utilized by the Arizona Department of Health for a statewide
        summary report for asbestos removal.

                              BCD RESTAURANT ENTERPRISES, Gilbert, AZ  20xx-20xx
                                          Administration Manager
 Supervised four staff members and reported to the Owner. Tracked invoices and expenses and made extensive
travel arrangements for the CEO and CFO. Designed graphics for pamphlets and local magazines and compiled
marketing materials for a public relations firm. Drafted proposals for private events and coordinated ADP for one
of the restaurants.
       Designed and implemented a point-of-sale administration system at three restaurants.
       Instituted a paging system and on-floor communication for the management teams at two locations.

                                     EDUCATION & COMPUTER SKILLS

                            CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Chandler, AZ
                             Associate Degree in Business Management • GPA: 3.5

                   Relevant course work in office administration, keyboarding, and business
                Additional training in leadership, computer applications, and finance techniques

       Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat Reader
Creating a Compelling Cover Letter
A powerfully written cover letter is necessary to land most interviews and ensure job search success. When an advertised
position creates a pile of 100+ resumes, it becomes the responsibility of the hiring personnel to shortlist the applications.
Resumes without cover letters are usually the first to go, followed by the ones with poorly written cover letters. Avoid this
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Address your cover letter appropriately:
Be sure that you get the name of the hiring manager before sending your resume, and address the letter to that individual.
The proper greeting will be either “Dear Mr. (Smith),” or “Dear Ms. (Smith).” Avoid using Miss or Mrs., and do not address
your letter to “Dear Sirs,” as it is considered inappropriate. If you are unsure of your contact’s gender, address them by
their first and last name, as in “Dear Pat Smith,” to avoid an embarrassing mistake. If you don’t know the name of the
hiring manager, simply use the greeting “Dear Hiring Manager,”– it’s clear, to the point, and gender neutral.

Get to the point in your opening paragraph:
One of the most common interviewing questions employers ask is “Why should I hire you among other candidates?”
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instead of writing “My background is in finance management, making me well-suited for your advertised Corporate
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Show your interest and sell your accomplishments in the body of the letter:
In this section, you need to show your interest in the job and the company. Research is a key ingredient to a successful
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Use “I” and “my” sparingly. Try not to use these words more than six times in your cover letter. You need to focus on what
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For executive-level candidates and professionals with substantial achievements, a bullet point format is often the most
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statements unique and fresh. Do not copy and paste the exact same phrases from the resume as it will make you look
lazy. All sentences and achievements transferred from the resume should be rephrased.

Close your letter with a strong paragraph:
In the closing paragraph, you need to address several issues. At the very least, you need to ask for the interview and
provide contact information. This is also the ideal place to mention your salary requirements (if the employer insists on it),
or your desire to relocate.
To demonstrate your drive and interest, mention that you will call within a week to follow up. This is a great way to ensure
the resume was successfully received, and it creates an opportunity to establish a dialog. However, do not mention this in
your cover letter if you do not intend to follow up.

In summation, an aggressive and dynamic cover letter will help you stand out among the competition. Remember that the
goal is to market yourself – not to compose a dull biography.

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