123 Elm Street, Miami, FL 33183, 305-555-5555, firstname.lastname@example.org
EXPERT TITLE EXAMINATION
Reputation for working in an accurate, detail-oriented, and highly productive manner. Knowledge of legal documents
affecting title to real property, local filing requirements, and abstracting procedures.
Title Examiner, ABC Title Insurance, Miami, FL, 20xx to Present
Search public records and examine titles to determine legal condition of properties. Communicate with clients and
colleagues to discuss how to clear recorded documents that restrict a clear title. Summarize information in recorded
documents that affect subject property.
Won Star Award for exceptional team, availability, customer service, and attitude.
Recognized as top examiner in production.
Title Examiner, BCD Title Insurance Company, Miami, FL, 20xx to 20xx
Determined legal condition of property titles and examined records such as mortgages and liens. Established ownership
and legal restrictions; verified legal description of properties. Analyzed and prepared reports outlining title limitations and
actions required to clear restrictions.
Commended for being the top-producing examiner.
Title Searcher / Examiner, CDE Title Insurance Company, Miami, FL, 20xx to 20xx
Reviewed abstract of title, tax and survey information and other applicable documents for accuracy and completeness to
ensure final product met defined company/industry standards. Verified vesting and encumbrances to titles. Examined
documents to set forth objections and exceptions to title using underwriter codebook. Searched public records and
examined titles to determine legal condition of each property title.
Branch Manager and Closer , DEF Title Insurance Company, Miami, FL, 20xx to 20xx
Oversaw operations for this national title insurance company branch office through a team of eight professionals.
Supervised administration of trust accounting and revenue/closing reports.
• Effectively directed employees in proper preparation, processing, and closing of all files.
• Efficiently administered file pre-closing and closings. Dispersed files and issued title policies.
• Increased market share, developed new business, and boosted production in collaboration with sales
Office Manager and Closer, EFG Title Solutions, Miami, FL, 20xx to 20xx
Directed daily activities across this title agent office, which included supervision of daily trust accounting and generation of
revenue/closing reports. Led a top team of 15 professionals in delivery of processed and closed files. Collaborated across
the organization in development of new business and new prospects.
• Handled pre-closing, closing, and dispersing of files, which included the issuance of title policies and remittance
of policy premiums to the underwriter.
• Reconciled the escrow account on a monthly basis.
LICENSURE & SKILLS
TITLE AGENT LICENSE • NOTARY PUBLIC
MS WORD/EXCEL; FAST; AIMS; ORACLE; ATIDS; LANDTECH; DISPLAYSOFT; PRIMETIME; DATATRACE
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
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?”
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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
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will also make your letter look elementary and poorly written.
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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
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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.