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					Jesse Kendall
                                                                       123 Elm Street ▪ Gaithersburg, MD 20878
                                                 Home: 301-555-5555 ▪ Cell: 301-444-4444 ▪ jkendall@notmail.com
PROFILE
Top-performing and results-driven professional with a 20+ year career in the financial services industry, offering
expertise in retirement and investment planning. Entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated success in building and
maintaining client relationships, surpassing corporate and personal sales goals and meeting the needs of a diverse
client base. Known for delivering impeccable service and follow-through. Key skills include:

▪ Retirement/Investment Planning                   ▪ Regulatory Compliance               ▪ Employee Benefits
▪ Pension Selection: 401(k), 403(b)                ▪ Relationship Management             ▪ Customer Relations
▪ Insurance: Life, Disability, Long-Term Care      ▪ Public Speaking/Presentations       ▪ Interpersonal Skills

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Financial Advisor / Registered Representative
ABC Financial Services, LLC – Gaithersburg, MD (20xx to Present)
Sell financial service products and programs, such as retirement investment plans, mutual funds, life insurance
policies, annuities, and individual securities. Assess individuals’ needs and prepare quotes. Respond to inquiries
about investment objectives and performance, ensuring client understanding and satisfaction. Review clients’
portfolios and policies, assessing for changes in objectives and risk tolerance. Prospect for new clients.
Communicate with wholesalers for ideas and plans of action regarding product information, changes, and industry
commentaries. Supervise administrative assistants.

▪ Built client base from scratch through direct mailings, informational seminars, and effective prospecting.
▪ Developed expertise in employer benefit plans, including pension selection for 401(k) and 403(b) programs, life
  insurance and disability counseling, and long-term care insurance policies.
▪ Awarded numerous expense-paid conventions and trips for meeting and exceeding production goals.

Registered Representative
BCD Mutual Financial Services – Gaithersburg, MD (20xx to 20xx)
Generated leads by cold calling existing clients and outside prospects to develop and maintain strong business
relationships. Profiled each client thoroughly to assess client needs to sell investment and deposit products and
ensure product suitability. Answered clients’ financial questions/concerns related to annuities, mutual funds, and
life insurance. Built new customer relationships through sales initiatives and telemarketing. Cross-sold and
provided referrals to other areas of the bank. Processed account changes and researched and resolved account-
related problems. Responded to customers’ inquiries and assisted with account balancing.

      Achieved compliance by auditing branch files and performing cash counts.
      Retained all clients during brokerage transitions.
      Established strategic partnerships with accountants and attorneys to ensure that the full spectrum of clients’
       financial needs were met.

EDUCATION / CREDENTIALS / AFFILIATIONS
Bachelor of Science in Finance, XYZ COLLEGE – Gaithersburg, MD
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
Member, National Association of Life Underwriters (NALU)
Member, Financial Planning Association (FPA)
Creating a Compelling Cover Letter
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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
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Get to the point in your opening paragraph:
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Show your interest and sell your accomplishments in the body of the letter:
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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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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.
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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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