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Permanent: 123 Elm St Miami, FL 33183 JESSE KENDALL 305-555-5555 email@example.com EXCEPTIONAL SECURITY MANAGEMENT P ROFESSIONAL Dedicated strategist and leader focused on large-scale security operations Seasoned professional with extensive experience managing large-scale security operations internationally. Proven leader with oversight of multimillion/billion dollar contract programs and guard services across 100 European installations. Manage contractors and strategic projects and programs in advancement of government objectives. Notable success in management of operations focused on security and heightened threats. Background includes success as an antiterrorism leader, company commander, and battalion executive officer. Security Clearance: Secret. Areas of security excellence include: Contract Oversight Guard Requirements Staff Assignment Regulatory Compliance Contractor Management Security Strategies Transportation/Logistics Cross-Agency Collaboration Annual Audit/Validation Security Solicitation/Award Communications/Security Equipment Funding Forecasts/Justification CAREER HIGHLIGHTS SENIOR SECURITY MANAGER | US ARMY EUROPE, Mannheim, Germany – 20xx to Present Overachieve expectations as the Government Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) charged with oversight of performance related to $160 million contract guard services across U.S. Army bases in Germany, which includes the services of more than 3,000 personnel securing 700 guard positions at 100 installations. Expertly provide oversight since 1997 of over $1 billion in program requirements and contracts in Belgium, Italy, and Kosovo. Lead a team of direct reports, two Assistant CORs, and ten Garrison Site CORs; ensure/audit compliance of all contract provisions and liaise between the contractor and Government Contracting Officer on key issues. Devise policies and procedures, and ensure regulatory guidance. Determine and justify security guard program monetary requirements during formal Army briefings with senior leadership across Europe and U.S. Provide supporting documentation for requirements in excess of $200 million. Play an instrumental role in annual validation of contract guard requirements. Confirm critical threat information and validate response. Develop staff elements, written standards, and security functions; standardize training/operations procedures for access control to installations, search of vehicles entering the installations, supervision of the guard force, bomb dog teams, roving security patrols, and supervision of the guard force. Integrate new security functions into the program, including Department of Defense Schools, bomb dog teams for detection of explosives, and large-vehicle inspection systems using advanced technology to detect explosives or nuclear material. SECURITY MANAGER | ABC BRIDGE LINES, Miami, Florida – 20xx to 20XX Developed and administered company security programs. Monitored facility and onboard cameras. Investigated customer thefts and internal complaints of employee thefts. Conducted covert operations working with outside agencies to monitor bus operator misconduct, thefts, and other sensitive issues. Assisted with security clearances for new employees. Managed a DHS grant award to increase company security for mass transit. Wrote and implemented a policy to minimize employee theft. Installed cameras in all ticket-issuing agencies and waiting rooms, resulting in drastically reduced criminal activity. EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice, XYZ University, Miami, FL ▪ 20xx National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) Certified ▪ 20xx Florida Crime Information Network (FCIN) Certified ▪ 20xx Adult and Infant CPR / First Aid ▪ 20xx 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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