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					              JESSE KENDALL
                 123 Elm Street ▪ Miami, FL 33183
                  Home: (305) 555-5555 ▪ Cell: (305) 444-4444 ▪

                            MASTER PLUMBER
                             Highly experienced and competent planning and executing preventive
                             plumbing maintenance and emergency repairs.


TRADE SKILLS                 ▪   Pipe / Fixture Installation        ▪   Plumbing Maintenance
                             ▪   Water / Steam / Gas Distribution   ▪   Hand Tools / Power Tools
                             ▪   Safety Procedures / OSHA           ▪   Employee Mentoring
                             ▪   Emergency Repair                   ▪   Customer Service


ABC Plumbing, Miami, FL, 20xx-20xx
Master Plumber
Expertly repaired general plumbing components such as toilets, urinals, faucets, hose bibbs, and drains.
Efficiently installed and fixed hot and cold water lines, steam to hot water exchangers, pneumatic steam
valves, radiator valves, traps, and condensate pipes. Repaired, tested, and replaced domestic hot water
heat pumps, chilled water pumps, sewage pumps, and sump pumps. Quickly and permanently troubleshot
steam, water, and gas distribution systems. Provided plumbing sketches/dimensions, interpreted
blueprints, and created plans for subcontractor work. Promoted from initial Plumber II role in 20xx.
      Ensured full compliance to all safety regulations and equipment maintenance standards.
      Reduced supply expenses by 25% through the ongoing cost analysis of vendor offerings.
      Optimized staffing levels for best levels of customer service.

BCD Plumbing, Miami, FL, 20xx-20xx
Maintained plumbing fixtures. Measured, cut, assembled, and installed pipes. Checked and fixed plumbing
systems, detected leaks, and water fixtures. Unstopped commodes, drains, and sewer lines.
      Completely cleaned up the extensive floor damage and replaced a burst sewage pipe that nearly
       ruined a large office lobby; lobby was flooded over the course of a weekend. Project was completed
       cleaned and repaired within 24 hours.
      Quickly identified electrical, plumbing and safety problems for over 200 clients throughout tenure.

CDE Engineering, Miami, FL, 20xx-20xx
Master Plumber’s Assistant / Apprentice
Managed in-house professionals to complete assignments. Reviewed plans/blueprints to determine time and
material requirements. Maintained positive, enthusiastic and productive interaction with superiors,
subordinates, coworkers, job site superintendents, and clients. Continually found new ways to reduce
plumbing time and costs.


EDUCATION                    Journeyman Plumber’s License, 20xx
                             Diploma, XYZ High School, Miami, FL, 20xx
Creating a Compelling Cover Letter
A powerfully written cover letter is necessary to land most interviews and ensure job search success. When an
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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
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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
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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
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company for public recognitions or recent accomplishments. The employer will surely take notice of your active
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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