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									                                              JESSE KENDALL
             123 Elm Street ▪ Miami, FL 33183 ▪ Home 305-555-5555 ▪ Mobile 305-444-4444 ▪ jkendall@notmail.com


                              COMPUTER TRAINER ▪ PROJECT MANAGER
Detail-oriented and highly analytical technical professional with significant experience in training program development,
hardware repair, and project management. Top-tier performer consistently recognized for excellence in job performance.


          CERTIFICATIONS: A+ Certification, Network+ Certification, Microsoft Access Certification
 TECHNICAL SKILLS: Microsoft Office Tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), MS Access, AS400, Business Objects


                                             PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ABC FOOD SERVICES – Miami, FL
Programmer / Analyst                                                                                          20xx to Present
Perform various programming projects for the Southeast Florida division of the leading food distribution company in the United
States. Develop multiple business applications and build queries utilizing Microsoft Access, Business Objects and AS400. Plan
and execute tasks and projects according to priority set by senior management. Served as a mentor to the Field Systems
Administrator.
   Developed and implemented a report / query on the AS400 that interfaced with MS Access to filter data and provide a
    snapshot of days outstanding for customers on credit hold. Efforts resulted in a reduction of overall workload and
    unnecessary overtime for Credit Management and Credit Administrator personnel.
   Created a cross-reference order guide to facilitate a company-wide conversion process.

BCD INCORPORATED – Miami, FL
Programmer / Analyst                                                                                             20xx to 20xx
Designed and developed a Business-to-Business e-directory which provided business listings that met client specified profiles.
Created ErrorScan, an internationally distributed windows utility for removing unwanted system files. Co-developed help
manual and user interface. Trained Help Desk personnel.

ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Programmer Analyst, CDE NATIONAL – Miami, FL ▪ 20xx to 20xx
Programmer Analyst, EFG COMPANY – Miami, FL ▪ 20xx to 20xx
Programmer Analyst, US NAVY – Miami, FL ▪ 20xx to 20xx
Technical Writer, US NAVY – Miami, FL ▪ 20xx to 20xx

                                                   TECHNICAL SKILLS

Project Management: MS Project Professional and Project Server; MA Office. / Database Skills: Relation database
design/modeling; SQL: PL, Transact, Server 6.5-2000; Oracle 8.0.5 and 8i; MS Access and Jet; ODBC; ADO / Web /
Languages: B2B+B2C architectures, infrastructures, and security approaches; IIS; ASP; HTML; DHTML; VB Script; Visual
Basic 6.0, 5.0, 4.0; Visual FoxPro 6.0; JSP; JavaScript; SOAP; COM; Site Minder; Crystal Reports; Front Page. Software:
Microsoft: Project, Office 97-2003, HTML Help; Visual Intercept and Interdev 6.0, Visio 2003; Source Safe 6.0; True DB Grid
7.0; Windows Installer / Reporting: Crystal RAZ and Enterprise 10; Crystal reports implemented through VB 6.0 / Operating
Systems: UNIX, Dos, NT 4.0, and All Windows platforms.

                                               VALUE ADDED TRAINING

   Productivity Management (Keen Consultants); Pascal, Cobol, FORTRAN (Computer Learning Center); Logic & Problem
              Solving, System Admin for MS SQL Svr 6.5, Advanced SQL (NH Community Technical College).
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
fate by following these effective strategies:


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?”
Provide an answer to that question right off the bat in your opening paragraph. This is a very important section because it
is the first thing the employer will read. It must be powerful and make an immediate impact. Be sure sell yourself and your
unique abilities. Do not use a generic opening paragraph that can apply to any Tom, Dick or Harry.
Every line should sell you, so use aggressive language here and throughout the rest of your cover letter. For example,
instead of writing “My background is in finance management, making me well-suited for your advertised Corporate
Finance Director position.” you can write “A background in finance management and a proven record of developing
effective strategies that drive revenue, growth and shareholder value make me a strong candidate for your advertised
Corporate Finance Director position.”


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
job search. The more you are able to demonstrate your interest and knowledge about a company, the better your chances
are to secure an interview. Get to know the company’s mission and new corporate initiatives, and tell them how you can
help them meet their objectives or resolve their problems. Praise the company for public recognitions or recent
accomplishments. The employer will surely take notice of your active interest.
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
you will bring to the company and how you will help them improve their profitability. Too much use of the word “I” will also
make your letter look elementary and poorly written.
For executive-level candidates and professionals with substantial achievements, a bullet point format is often the most
effective and efficient way to highlight accomplishments. If you fall into this category, be sure to keep the bullet point
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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