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

Highly motivated, results-driven professional with a successful track record in the operational and supervisory leadership of over 150
personnel. Skilled in human resources, staff management, all-source intelligence support, and anti-terrorism/force protection.
Experienced in managing financial plans/budgets of up to $1.8 million. Advanced expertise in Middle Eastern and Islamic ideologies
and customs. Extensive managerial background in various environments ashore, afloat, and in the field. Dually qualified Arabic and
Farsi linguist and cryptolinguist. Arabic (DLPT R3/L3) and Farsi (DLPT R2+/L2+).

▪ Regulatory Compliance        ▪ Financial Planning & Budgeting       ▪ Operational Support         ▪ Organizational Administration
▪ Personnel Training           ▪ Goal Setting & Attainment            ▪ Intelligence Collection     ▪ Needs Forecasting
▪ Equipment Maintenance        ▪ Technological Development            ▪ Physical Security           ▪ Strategic Planning

                             Security Clearance: TS/SCI with current polygraph (last update, 09-20xx)


Anti-Terrorism (AT) HUMINT Operations Support Analyst, ABC International, Miami, FL                                   20xx to Present
Support operations in the Arabian Gulf region, working in partnership with various military and government agencies. Supervise and
train a high-performing team to ensure operational effectiveness and program quality. Implement and maintain correct procedures for
safeguarding personnel. Manage, implement, and control activities in compliance with U.S. and DoD policy statements. Forecast future
requirements for personnel and equipment. Administer funding and establish goals, objectives, and priorities. Assess political,
economic, social, cultural, physical, geographic, and military trends. Develop comprehensive assessment reports from a cultural and
Islamic perspective. Report regional threats to decision makers and recommend priorities; neutralize threats to materials, local forces
and national security. Conduct complex investigations and help translate, locate, evaluate, and screen sources of information.
Supervise complex investigations to identify and detect gaps in security. Maintain extremely safe handling, storing, safekeeping, and
destroying of classified materials.
   Recognized as a Middle East subject matter expert on a broad range of topics related to the region, its peoples, and culture for
    diverse personnel.
   Delivered in-depth briefings on regional policy to government agencies to achieve strategic and tactical security requirements.
   Translated, located, evaluated, and screened information on religious extremist sects and culture.

Nuclear Anti-Terrorist Response Team Member, BCD Incorporated, Miami, FL                                                     20xx to 20xx
Protected the XYZ Energy Complex by providing safety and security across this nuclear power plant. Conducted regular foot and vehicle
security patrols. Performed random search of employees and vehicles. Verified individuals by checking personal identification badges.
   Maximized safety across the operation by escorting unsecured visitors and vehicles off the premises.
   Effectively maintained firearms, handcuffs, pepper spray, and protective mask equipment to ensure security across the operation.

                                                      EDUCATION & TRAINING
              Bachelor of Arts Degree Program (GPA: 3.7/4.0), XYZ College, Miami, FL ▪ Expected Graduation 12/20xx
                               Middle Eastern Area Studies (GPA: 3.6/4.0), University of XYZ, Miami, FL
                                 Political Science (GPA: 3.8/4.0), XYZ Community College, Miami, FL

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: Advanced Arabic (200 hrs), SCI Security Managers Course, Foundations of Leadership, Effective Communication,
Subordinate Development, Intermediate Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic), Teaching a Foreign Language, Writing Test Items in a Foreign
Language, Grading Agency Translation Exams, Basic Persian Reading Comprehension, Indian Ocean Apprentice Course, Arabic Course
(Phase II), Persian-Farsi Course (Phase II), 47-week Basic Persian Farsi Course (Phase 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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