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									Cover Letter: Recent Graduate Seeking Retail Management Position


                                                             4300 Elliott Court
                                                             Chicago, Illinois 60060
                                                             October 1, 2001


Mary Andrews
Human Resource Director
Walmart
223 Fifth Avenue
Bentonville, Arkansas 44520

Dear Ms. Andrews,

I would appreciate an opportunity to talk with you about potential career opportunities
with Walmart. With my specialized background in retail sales and marketing, I am
certain that I can make a strong contribution to your organization.

I have progressed on a successful career path with the Dollar Tree Corporation while
completing my Bachelor's degree in business administration. During my five years at
Dollar Tree, I have advanced through positions in sales, shipping, maintenance and
store management. I currently supervise three clerks and am being groomed for entry
into the company's formal Management Training Program.

While I greatly respect the Dollar Tree Corporation, I am attracted to your company's
fine reputation and its diversified product lines. I am especially impressed by your
commitment to building and renovating stores in inner city areas. I am a long-term
resident of Chicago and a five-year veteran of the Big Brother program. I've benefitted
greatly from my volunteer work and and am personally committed to serving the needs
of urban residents. With my strong retail history and my academic training in
management, I feel I can make a valuable contribution to your bottom-line.

I would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you to discuss opportunites in store
management at Walmart. I can provide outstanding personal and professional
references from those who have had the opportunity to evaluate my character and
talent. On a personal level, I am willing to relocate anywhere in the continental US.

I hope you will call or write soon to suggest a time for personal interview. I believe my
talents and experience are a great match for your needs and I'd like a chance to
demonstrate that. Thank you for your consideration.

                                                             Sincerely,


                                                             Zachary Barnes
Sample Resume: Computer Network Specialist


                                       JENNIFER C. HARRIS, CNA
                                  1208 Lyndon Street, Chicago, IL 60060
                          Telephone: (555) 555-5555 E.Mail: JHarris@xxx.com


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE


Accomplished network administrator and computer support professional skilled In all facets of
desktop
and network systems planning/design, programming, installation, configuration and maintenance.
Highly proficient in establishing user accounts, implementing network security protocols and
evaluating system and network performance.

Analytical thinker with exceptional project management, organizational, and communication skills.
Solid interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in fast-paced
environments.


COMPUTER EXPERTISE


Protocols: TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBIOS
Network Operating Systems: Windows NT Server 4.0/3.51, Novell Netware 3.12
Desktop Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 98/95, MS-DOS 6.2
Software: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Proxy Software, Trading Applications
Hardware: IBM-Compatible Systems, NT Servers, Switches, Hubs, Cabling, Printers, Related
Peripherals


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


                SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER, ACCUTRADE, INC, Chicago, IL (1997-
Present)

Direct all facets of local area network/server administration, software installation, TCP/IP
configuration,
hardware upgrade, and troubleshooting for a multi-billion dollar brokerage house. Supervise
project
teams during all phases of application upgrades and coordinate activities with network cabling
technicians to ensure connectivity. Monitor network resources, install proxy servers, configure
new
devices, enable LAN/WAN interconnectivlty, load client applications, build user groups, establish
network permissions, create log-ins and scripts, and devise IP addresses.

Control a $500,000 annual purchasing budget, negotiating favorable contract terms with service
providers like Bloomberg, Reuters, Instinet, and Com-stock. Supervise ongoing customer support
for
multi-protocol environments, Including TCP/IP, IPX/SPX and NetBIOS.

* Orchestrated the design and installation of a LAN comprised of 200+ personal computers.
* Supervised office relocation to a new 15,000-square-foot area.
* Tripled client service capacity by planning and executing set-up of additional trading rooms.
* Spearheaded development and Implementation of a comprehensive back-up procedure for the
LAN.
* Improved system performance by engineering upgrade of LAN connections from traditional
cabling
         methods to use of fiber optic links.
* Recouped $3 million savings through research and investigation into a vendor's erroneous
billing.
* Improved productivity by 18% by introducing a new e-mail system company-wide.


        NETWORK ENGINEER, QWEST INTERNET SERVICES, Chicago, IL (1996-1997)

Oversaw installation, maintenance, upgrade and troubleshooting of personal computers for
internal
and external clients in LAN/WAN environments. Controlled purchasing of hardware, software and
network components, managing a $95,000 budget. Teamed with sales executives to assess client
needs
and prepare quotes and sales presentations.


EDUCATION


Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1996. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

        Novell Certified Netware Administrator, 1997

        Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), 1999

        Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), 2000


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Keynote Speaker, 2001 Conference of Internet Executives, Miami

President, Project Management Institute (Chicago Chapter, 2000 - 2001)

Member, Institute for Technology Enterprise (Convention Chairperson, 1998)

Member, Association for Women in Computing (AWC)

								
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