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JESSE KENDALL 123 Elm Street Miami, FL 33183 (H) 305-555-5555 (C) 305-444-4444 firstname.lastname@example.org CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR Detail-oriented Construction Inspector with broad-based experience in transportation and active construction site inspection. Fully versed in bridge, roadway, and storm drain assessment. Expertise in exterior / interior drainage; strengths in fireproofing and firestopping. In-depth knowledge of steel, masonry, and concrete materials. Solid background in soil sampling. Firm commitment to excellence in ensuring the safety and durability of new constructs. Bilingual in English and French. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ABC CONSTRUCTION – Miami, FL 20xx to 20xx Construction Inspector Supervised a team of six engaged in on-site inspection of active construction sites. Ensured compliance with all applicable codes and building regulations. Inspected masonry, concrete, and steel reinforcement. Tested soil samples for contamination. Assessed fireproofing and firestopping measures. Evaluated materials with respect to appropriate use. Key Accomplishments: - Created comprehensive site reports. Submitted appropriate forms and paperwork to contractors and governing bodies. - Ordered remediation for sub-standard construction and code non-compliance. Conducted follow-up inspections to ensure completion of all remedial measures. BCD COMPANY – Miami, FL 20xx to 20xx Consulting Engineer / Inspector Ensured the safety and usability of major transportation fixtures. Served as the Assistant Team Manager for biennial inspections of bridges and highways for Region 11 of the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT). Evaluated drains, fresh air ducts, crossover passages, and roadbeds. Assessed the condition of roadway signs and structures. Prepared and submitted access category and field verification reports. Key Accomplishments: - Conducted detailed inspection of all signs of deterioration, including leaks, hollow sounds, loose tiles, cracks, and nicks. - Evaluated structural steel condition using D-meter and calipers. Documented erosion, scour, and deterioration. - Created inventory sheets for rehabilitated bridges and highways. - Prepared and filed reports for underdeck shielding. …….Continued JESSE KENDALL, PAGE 2 CDE CONSULTING CORPORATION – Miami, FL 20xx to 20xx Construction Inspector Inspected active construction sites to verify compliance with all applicable codes and building requirements. Assessed the condition of masonry and concrete. Verified the appearance and stability of exterior finish. Prepared and submitted detailed reports and remediation plans. Key Accomplishments: - Tested soil samples for radioactive and hazardous materials contamination. - Validated the solidity of foundations, including driven piles. EFG ENGINEERING – Miami, FL 20xx to 20xx Construction Inspector Performed inspections of drainage structures and roadways. Verified the placement and condition of signs and structures. FGH & ASSOCIATES – Miami, FL 20xx to 20xx Estimating Inspector Assessed buildings to verify compliance with codes. Inspected framework, fire protection systems, electrical systems, and plumbing. Created detailed reports and estimates for repairing sub-standard constructs. GHI CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION – Miami, FL 20xx to 20xx Inspector Inspected work sites to verify adherence to all applicable codes and standards. **************** ~ Wealth of additional construction engineering, estimating, and inspection experience with Manual Home Improvement in Miami, FL, and Sunray Electric in Tampa, FL ~ EDUCATION Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (20xx) Institute of XYZ, Miami, FL Associate’s Degree in Construction Technology (20xx) XYZ Institute of Design and Construction, Miami, FL Diploma in Electrical Construction & Maintenance (20xx) Diploma in Electrical Industrial Technology (20xx) XYZ Technical College, Miami, FL Architecture & Structural Drawings ♦ XYZ School of Drafting - Miami, FL AutoCAD R14 ♦ XYZ Training Center - Miami, FL Certification American Concrete Institute Technician Level I 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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