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									                                                                                                        123 Elm Street
JESSE KENDALL                                                                                         Miami, FL 33183                                                                             Phone: 305-555-5555
                                     SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Technically sophisticated software developer with more than eight years of experience designing and creating cutting
edge e-business solutions. Well versed in creating high profile, mission critical ERP/ERM solutions. Equally effective
with leading technical teams and providing hands-on technical programming expertise. Strong project leader
accomplished in directing cradle-to-grave software development life cycles (SDLC). Highly proficient authority in
industry dominant languages, methodologies, standards, and best practices. Track record of on- time project delivery.

                                  PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST, ABC SOLUTIONS, Miami, FL                                                 20xx to Present
Develop and deliver scalable, high-performance, enterprise-level business solutions. Manage delivery of J2EE compliant
solutions on N-Tier architecture. Partner with customers and product management team to develop business
requirements. Assign tasks to development team members to ensure maximum productivity. Provide periodic status
reporting to improve communications with clients.
    Commerce Storefront: Designed an application that provided a complete self-service solution capable of being
    integrated into any ERP system. Supported both B2C and B2B business models. Developed systems using Java, JSP,
    Servlet, STRUTS, Spring, Hibernate, Websphere Application Server, and MS SQL Database.
             Application currently serves as the company’s flagship product with over 200 client integrations.
    Enterprise Program Split: Authored conversion programs to split user interface logic with business logic/database
    access, allowing end-to-end enterprise software package to run in a thin mode or without any database connections
    to the client. Helped develop process that automated the split.
             Less than 10% of over 3000 programs needed to be touched by hand.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT INTERN, BCD INC., Atlanta, GA                                                         20xx to 20xx
Provided internal technical support and customized reports for use with internal auditing and cost reduction analysis.
Participated in determining Year 2000 compliance of mainframe systems.
        Developed and modified multiple reports, improving their relevance and usability, to advance internal controls,
         auditing, and cost savings opportunities.
        Analyzed information to determine and plan report specifications; conceptualized report format needs.

                                        TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

 OS/Platforms:               MS Windows 9x/NT4/2000/2003OS/400, UNIX
 Applications/Tools:        Active Directory, Adobe Photoshop, DB2, DB Visualizer, JBuilder, QA Load, MS Excel,
                            PowerPoint, Project, & Word, PVCS Tracker, Version Manager & Subversion, RAD 6.0,
                            SQL Server, Visual Slick Edit, Websphere, WSAD 5.0

 Languages:                 C++, Haht Talk Basic, HTML, Java (J2EE, JDBC, JSPs, STRUTS, Servlets, EJBs, Junits),
                            JavaScript, Pascal, Progress, SQL, VB, XML

                                   UNIVERSITY OF XYZ, Miami, FL
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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