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Resumes and Cover Letters

Resource developed by University of South Australia





http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/careers/





Contents

Resume preparation ................................................................................................... 1

Other job application documentation .......................................................................... 2

How do I get started? ................................................................................................. 3

Which style should I use? ........................................................................................... 4

Suggested resume headings & associated content ................................................... 4

Career objective...................................................................................................... 5
Profile or Key Strengths Summary.......................................................................... 5
Education ................................................................................................................ 7
Professional Experience/Employment History ........................................................ 7
Training & Professional Development ..................................................................... 8
Professional Associations ....................................................................................... 8
Referees ................................................................................................................. 8

Cover letters ............................................................................................................... 9


Attachments:
Attachment "A" - Reverse Chronological resume sample
Attachment "B" - Functional resume sample
Attachment "C" - Job application cover letter suggested outline/format
Attachment "D" - Job application cover letter sample
Attachment "E" - Networking follow up letter sample
Attachment "F" - Cold call/prospecting letter sample







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RESUME
Your name
Address
Telephone number/s
email

CAREER OBJECTIVE


PROFILE OR KEY STRENGTHS SUMMARY


(ACHIEVEMENTS)


EDUCATION


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


REFEREES

Chronological Sequence

1. Name/contact details
2. Summary
3. Education
4. Professional experience (possibly
with selected achievements)
5. Optional categories of information
Functional Sequence

1. Name/contact details
2. Summary
3. Education
4. Selected achievements (under
specific headings of functional
expertise)
5. Professional experience
6. Optional categories of informatio


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Resume preparation
The purpose of this workbook is to assist you to prepare a highly targeted resume, and other
relevant job application documentation.

A resume is a short, professional account of your career, qualifications and
accomplishments. Its purpose is primarily to get you a job interview.

Beyond this however you may want a resume when:

You are using the services of a professional recruitment agency to represent you
Following up from networking activity, and someone you have met has requested
your resume

Basic tips

There are a number of things you might want to keep in mind when preparing your resume:

It is likely that the reader of your resume will make a decision about your suitability
within 30-45 seconds therefore the information you put on the first page is critical
in attracting employer attention
Think about your resume as being a type of sales brochure
Your resume must always be targeted to the specific role you want to get
When deciding what information (regarding your experience, capabilities etc) to put in
or leave out of your resume, be focused on what you want the reader to learn about
you
Generic, one size fits all types of resumes almost always will not be seriously
considered, they simply get consigned to the waste paper bin
There isnt really any one correct way, or template for preparing a resume, choose a
format which suits your purpose the most common styles are reverse
chronological, functional or a combination of these two styles
Perhaps the two most important pieces of information in your resume are your
capabilities (skills, knowledge, attitude etc), and, if you have some employment or
volunteering experience, what you might have accomplished or achieved in the
various positions youve undertaken
Aim for around 2-3 pages, maximum
Other job application documentation
It will be usual practice for you to prepare an accompanying cover letter when applying for a
position. This document also needs careful preparation because some people involved in
recruiting will often read this first, before the resume, and make initial positive/negative
judgements about an applicants suitability based on the letter. The tip therefore is, make
both your resume and application letter strong and stand alone documents aimed at
convincing the reader that they should meet you at interview.

Should you be applying for a position within Government, or government-like organisations
(e.g. not for profit organisation or statutory authority) you will also need to complete a
separate statement addressing the selection criteria for the position. Read the organisations
guidelines for preparing this document, and very carefully read each criterion to ensure that
you cover what is required in your response.



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How do I get started?
Before you even think about preparing your resume, STOP.....and consider:

Many graduates fail to get professional level employment when they graduate
because they either havent outlined in their resume the higher order skills that
employers of graduates are seeking.
And/or the skills that they do highlight in their resume have little relevance to the job
role for which they are applying.

They will also often have difficulty in explaining to an employer why they are seeking this
particular position, with this particular organisation, and surprisingly even why they have
chosen their particular field of study.

If this sounds like you it is strongly recommended that you complete some self assessment
exercises, BEFORE you start your resume. These exercises will significantly enhance your
understanding of the attributes and capabilities that you have to offer to prospective
employers.

Armed with this information youll be in a much stronger position to write a lively, compelling
resume which differentiates you from other candidates, and which will strongly position you
to get that interview.

Here are some links to recommended self assessment resources:

www.myfuture.edu.au go to the My Guide section. Youll need to register a user name
and password the first time you go there, but this means you can save your work and
return whenever you like. It is recommended you at least complete INTERESTS,
SKILLS, and VALUES exercises in the My Profile section of the Guide. This will take
you no longer than 20 - 25 minutes to complete.
http://www-p.unisa.edu.au/careers/cdt/choices/default.asp - this link takes you to the
Career Development Tool which is in UniSAs Career Services website. To access the
Smarter Choices link shown here youll need to enter your UniSA student user name and
password. This area of the website has similar activities to those in My Future
http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/careers/GraduateQualities/whatare.asp - read more
about the Graduate Qualities and especially the list of indicators for each quality -
http://www.unisa.edu.au/gradquals/staff/indicators.asp. The Graduate Qualities and their
indicators relate to attributes which employers of graduates are known to be seeking.
You might be able to use similar language in your resume to profile what you have to
offer

Some final tips before getting started:
Do some research on the employers that youd like to work for try Yellow Pages
and Google. Find out what the primary focus of their business is, the markets in
which are they working, their values and what are they promising their clients. Then
consider your capabilities and the contribution these enable you to make
Do some research on similar jobs. Use SEEK.com and other job boards. Either do a
search for similar job titles and look at the selection criteria the employers are using.
Take note of the language and use similar terms in your resume to describe what
you have to offer
Also do a search to find out what jobs are listed where some of your key strengths
are required e.g. search for terms like interpersonal skills, Creative writing,
planning and organising. You might be pleasantly surprised to find some jobs that
interest you.



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Which style should I use?

The chronological resume
This is perhaps the most commonly used resume style, but it is not necessarily the most
effective. This style is so named because the information about your education and
employment is shown in chronological order in fact the usual practice is to show this
information in reverse chronological order. This means your most recent education and
employment is listed first, then your next most recent and so on.

Choose this style if you have work (paid or unpaid), volunteering, community or professional
experience that is directly related to the public relations field and the employment you are
now seeking.

This style is most effective for people who are in established careers, and are following a
typical/logical career path in a particular occupation or profession.

The functional style resume
This style of resume can be highly effective for people who have no direct experience in the
type of work for which they are applying, BUT they do have employment experience. As a
consequence of that employment they have had the opportunity to develop a range of skills
which can be utilised in virtually any job (transferrable skills). These include higher order
skills such as written and verbal communication skills, planning and organising, problem
solving, ability work either alone and unsupervised, or with others as a member of a work
team.

Most university students do part time work, volunteering in the community, are involved in
student bodies and activities on campus. All these experiences have great value because of
the skills people develop while doing these things. The functional style resume provides a
style where these experiences can be documented, but the attention of the employer is
directed to the skills a person has developed. Seriously consider this style of resume if you
have very little experience in the field in which you have studied, but you have had
employment or employment related experience.
Suggested resume headings & associated content
The following are suggested headings in the resume, and they are in the order in which they
would most commonly appear. Under each heading there are brief tips for completion.


RESUME
Your name
Address
Telephone number/s
email

The terms Resume and Curriculum Vitae (CV) tend to be used interchangeably. If the
employer doesnt specify that they want you to send a CV, the accepted term to use is
Resume

Take care with your email name if you a free hotmail or gmail address. Addresses like
hotchick@hotmail.com or stanthestud@gmail.com will undo the professional image you are
trying to create in your resume.



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Similarly, check that the voice mail message attached to the telephone number you are
listing on your resume is appropriate. A terse Hi, leave a message! also tends not to
conjure up a client/customer focused professional image should someone call you and be
diverted to voice mail.

It is also suggested that you have either a footer and/or header in the document which
identifies the document, your name and page numbers. See attached samples.
CAREER OBJECTIVE
This heading is optional. It is meant to be an attention grabber, a hook. Your career objective
therefore must be targeted and relevant to both the organisation and job role for which you
are applying. For example if your career objective states that you want to pursue a career in
sports related public relations, but you are applying for a position in a not for profit
organisation that specialises in aged care, the employer is hardly likely to understand why
you are applying to work in their organisation.

Use your statement of career objective to explain your preferred role, highlight one or two
key strengths or attributes, and explain the benefits of these attributes to the organisation.

Following is a simple formula to help you to get started in writing a targeted career objective
statement.

Seeking a position in (nominate job role and/or industry) where my (nominate one or two of
your strongest areas of skill, expertise and/or knowledge) in (specific, key areas) can make a
positive contribution to (benefits might include enhancing any one of - profitability,
productivity, image, reputation, customer satisfaction etc) of the organisation.

Example:
Seeking a role in the public or media relations field where my well developed writing,
problem solving and interpersonal skills can be used to benefit the image and reputation of
my employer.

If in doubt leave this heading out. Instead, use the Profile heading below to make your
initial sales pitch and attention grabbing statements.
PROFILE OR KEY STRENGTHS SUMMARY
There is no one preferred or best name to call this heading. Choose the one which feels
rights to you. You can simply use a heading Strengths if you like.

The whole purpose of this heading is to position yourself in the eyes of the employer as a
professional. The statements you make here can literally make or break your application.
You want the employer to quickly establish what attributes, attitudes, skills and knowledge
that you have to offer.

But... what you write under this heading must be relevant and targeted to the role you are
seeking and organisation in which you want to work!

A Profile usually consists of a brief statement which explains who you are as a
professional, followed by a list of your key strengths/attributes.

Here is an example:

Profile
A public relations graduate with relevant skills in public/media relations related position who
has a keen professional interest in the community services sector.


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Key strengths include:

Well developed interpersonal skills, excels developing effective relationships with a
diverse range of people.
Advanced written communication skills, able to adapt writing style, content and pitch
appropriately to a target audience.
Utilises highly structured, detailed approach to research and analysis.
Enjoys and is very effective working in team environments.
Competent in the use of a range of computing software including MS Office, Photoshop.

A Key Strengths or more simply Strengths Summary is just that a list (usually
bulleted) of key attributes that you possess which are related to those listed by an employer
in a job advertisement, or which you know from your employment research are the attributes
required in the type of work you are seeking.
In attachment A the heading Profile/Summary could be replaced with the words Key
Strengths again there is no right or wrong here. See both attachments A and B for
examples of how this information can be presented.

Some examples: -

1. Use just a simple bulleted list similar to the above profile, but without the lead in
sentence

2. Heres a different and more detailed version, such as would be used in a functional
style resume see attachment B. Note that the skills are documented under headings
which relate to job function. This type of profile is useful in any style of resume really, but
it will be better suited to people who have a reasonable amount of employment, study
placement or volunteering experience and who are able to write in detail about their
experience under functional headings.

Key Strengths Summary
A public relations graduate with a confident and engaging personality who has strong
ties to the community and the environmental movement. Achievements include:

Team Work and Leadership
Have had extensive involvement in both sporting and work based teams
including working with a small work team in a fast paced service
environment. This team was often commended for their effectiveness under
pressure.

Print and Web Publishing
During a six month work experience position working on the Tour Down
Under was responsible for writing media releases, composing and writing
manuals, fact sheets, communication cascade plans, and frequently
updating the Twitter page with race results.
Have also been a regular updater of Wikipedia, including creating a site for
Environmental Orienteering as well as updating many others.

Communication Skills
Have organised many successful community events ranging from an under
10s cricket team presentation night to a fundraising dinner for Oxfam. In


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these roles have had to liaise with many different groups including local
businesses to gain sponsorship, schools and committees.

Success Orientated
Through my athletic career have learned to set goals and to persistently
and consistently train for success. Achieving these results requires ongoing
commitment to planning and preparation for the desired results.

EDUCATION
The suggested order here is to list your qualifications in reverse chronological order starting
with your most recent, but in any case always list your highest qualification first. Record your
qualifications as follows:

Bachelor of Public Relations, University of South Australia, 2XXX

If you have TAFE certificate or diploma level qualifications, also list them here. Dont list any
short courses you may have done under this heading, these will usually appear under the
Training and Professional Development heading.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

If you have had any study related employment placement, paid or unpaid employment
and/or volunteering experience which is related to the public relations field or the role for
which you are applying, list this information first under the heading Professional Experience.

Then document any other employment (paid or unpaid) under a separate heading
Employment History. Attachment A contains an example.

Reverse Chronological headings

Position:

Employer: (date)
(include in brackets one very brief
sentence which describes the
organisation)

Next Describe in one brief sentence the
primary purpose or focus of the position

Achievements
List here in bullet point form any major
projects, or contributions while working in
this position

See attachment A for an example where
the person has both some public relations
related experience and other, non-public
relations related, employment.


Functional style headings

Position:

Employer: (date)
(Optional - include in brackets one very
brief sentence which describes the
organisation)

Optional - Describe in one brief sentence the
primary purpose or focus of the position.

Using this style of resume it is quite
acceptable just to list the name of the
employer, the date/s you were employed,
and possibly the position you held.

The purpose of this style of resume to draw
attention to the various and relevant higher
order functional skills you have developed in
your employment, rather than drawing
attention to some of the basic tasks you
carried out while employed.

See attachment B for an example where a
person has no direct employment experience


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that is related to public relations.

TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
List here in reverse chronological order any relevant training or professional development
activities you have completed. Include short courses you have paid to attend, in-house
training associated with your employment, conferences youve attended etc. For example

Senior First Aid Certificate, St Johns Ambulance Service Date
OHS in the Workplace, in-house course, McDonalds Date
Public Relations Institute of Australia, State Conference Date

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Public Relations Institute of Australia, Student Member

REFEREES
If it is not specified that details of your referees are required consider simply writing
Available on request under this heading.
If you want to include referee details the accepted format is:

Bill Johnson
Manager, Public Relations
Adelaide Fringe
North Terrace
Adelaide S.A. 5001
Telephone: 8123 4567
Email (if you have it

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Cover letters

You will almost always want to prepare a covering letter to accompany your resume. With an
online or email application it is suggested that you save the covering letter and your resume
together in the same document, with the covering letter appearing first.

Avoid saving your document with a title like Job Application if you are responding to an
employment advertisement, rather use your name and the word application together e.g.
Bess Brown Application.doc

There are three basic types of covering letters that you might need to prepare:

1. Where you applying for a job in response to an employment ad. See attachments C &
D. Attachment C simply shows the various parts of the letter, while D is an example
of what a letter might look like using this format
2. A follow up letter as a result of some networking that you have done. See attachment E
for an example of such a letter
3. A cold canvas or prospecting letter either seeking employment or work experience (or
perhaps a study related placement. See attachment F for an example.


Some general guidelines for writing covering letters:

Be brief and to the point 1.0 1.5 pages (ideally one page)
Address to a person, not a position. If a job ad doesnt have this information, consider
calling the organisation and obtain the relevant details. Make sure you get the spelling of
names right, as get the title right too!
Include your contact details, if the advertisement has a reference number quote this in
the letter

A suggested format for a covering letter you are preparing in response to an ad is as follows:

Introduction - indicate you are applying for the position, and why (your desire and/or
confidence that you can make a contribution, seeking a challenge etc)
Body of letter the content here should be linked directly to selection criteria which is
contained in the ad, use sub headings for each criterion you write about and have one or
two supporting dot points for each criterion
The Close indicate you are looking forward to meeting them in interview to further
outline your suitability for the position.
Attachment A
Resume: Betty Bebop

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Resume
Betty Bebop
22 Streetsville, Suburbia S.A. 1234
Telephone: (08) 1234 5678, 0123 456 789
Email: bob.builder@ispprovider.com.au

Summary/Profile
A public relations graduate seeking a public/media relations related position in the
community services sector. Areas of professional interest include..

Key strengths:
Well developed interpersonal skills, excels developing effective relationships with a
diverse range of people
Advanced written communication skills, able to adapt writing style, content and pitch
appropriately to a target audience
Utilises highly structured, detailed approach to research and analysis
Enjoys and is very effective working in team environments
Competent in the use of a range of computing software including MS Office, Photoshop
Education
Bachelor of Public Relations, University of South Australia, 2009

Relevant Professional Experience
Position: Project Officer, Media Relations

Employer: Adelaide Fringe Festival Oct 2009 present

The primary purpose of this role was to provide support as required to the Public and Media
Relations manager

Achievements
Community Competition for Fringe Logo managed the processing and evaluation of
competition entries, wrote to prize winners, prepared media releases and facilitated TV
news coverage.
Sponsorship of Events Program contacted over 200 businesses and arts/entertainment
groups selling advertising space in the Events Program. Gained over $20k in advertising
revenue.
Gaining Media Coverage - Worked with journalists to place strong stories across all
major media in the lead up to the Fringe Festival

Attachment A
Resume: Betty Bebop

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Position: Communications Officer
Employer: Media Comm Specialists Dec 2008 Aug
2009
A part time position involving media relations and project management

Achievements
Helped devise and deliver media communication campaigns for environmental NGOs and
other not-for-profits, usually working to extremely tight deadlines.
Consulted with clients in order to develop website architecture and communicated with
website developers regarding clients desired web image and functionality
Managed the preparation and placement of advertising and infomercial content in local
community press.
Other Employment History Summary
BAI: Be an individual 2007 - 2009
Festival Retailer Specialising in Dance Party Accessories and Temporary Body Art

Movie Maniacs 2005 2007
Specialising in Movie Memorabilia

Figgins Holdings (Scooter) 2005
Retail Chain Specialising in Fashion Footwear

Trenz 2002 2004
Fashion Jewellery Retailer

Awards/Honours
Chancellors Letters of Commendation, University of South Australia, 2007
Chancellors Letters of Commendation, University of South Australia, 2008
Certificate Golden Key International, University of South Australia, 2009

Attachment A
Resume: Betty Bebop

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Professional Associations
Public Relations Institute of Australia, Student Member 2009

Referees
Bill Johnson
Manager, Public Relations
Adelaide Fringe
North Terrace
Adelaide S.A. 5001
Telephone: 8123 4567
Email (if you have it!)

Name
Title
Organisation
Street Name and number
Adelaide S.A. 5001
Telephone: 8123 4567
Attachment B


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Resume

Name
Street address
SUBURB S.A. 5XXX
Telephone: (08) 8123 4567, 0401 234 567
Email: anth001@hotmail.com

Career Objective

Seeking a role in the public or media relations field where my well developed writing,
problem solving and interpersonal skills can be used to benefit the image and reputation of
my employer.

Key Strengths Summary

A public relations graduate with a confident and engaging personality who has strong ties to
the community and the environmental movement. Achievements include:

Team Work and Leadership
Have had extensive involvement in both sporting and work based teams including
working with a small work team in a fast paced service environment. This team was
often commended for their effectiveness under pressure.

Print and Web Publishing
During a six month work experience position working on the Tour Down Under
was responsible for writing media releases, composing and writing manuals, fact
sheets, communication cascade plans, and frequently updating the Twitter page
with race results.
Have also been a regular updater of Wikipedia, including creating a site for
Environmental Orienteering as well as updating many others.

Communication Skills
Have organised many successful community events ranging from an under 10s
cricket team presentation night to a fundraising dinner for Oxfam. In these roles
have had to liaise with many different groups including local businesses to gain
sponsorship, schools and committees.

Success Orientated
Through my athletic career have learned to set goals and to persistently and
consistently train for success. Achieving these results requires ongoing commitment
to planning and preparation for the desired results.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Public Relations, University of South Australia, 20XX

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Employment History

Company: Tempo Services Ltd May 2007 Present
Position: Cleaner Commercial Premises

Company: Chubb Australia Nov 2004 Feb 2007
Position: Security Control Room Operator

Member of a team working in a call centre environment:
monitoring security status of residential and commercial properties
initiating responses to varying levels of security alert/risk
respond to customer enquiries about the companys range of security services

Company: McDonalds Family Restaurants Nov 2000 Nov 2004
(Employed in the Enfield S.A. store, the second best performing store in South Australia)


Store Manager July 2004 - Nov 2004
OHS representative May 2002 - Nov 2004
Crew Trainer July 2000 - July 2002
Crew member Jan 2000 - July 2000

Volunteer Positions

Public Relations volunteer Sept 2008 March 2009
Events SA (Tour Down Under)

Under 10 Coach Nov 2007 March 2009
Northern Districts Cricket Club

Fitness coach June 2009 Aug 2009
Bush Rovers Pedal Prix Team

Group Leader, Actor July 2006 Present
Space Resource Centre

WOMADelaide Volunteer March 2006 - Present
Arts Projects Australia

Revegetation Jan 2006 Present
Mt Lofty Ranges Land Care Group



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Awards and Achievements

Youth Civic Award, Marble Hill Ward (2009)
Note taker at the Southern Community Summit (2008)
Singapore drama exchange - acting and cultural exchange to Singapore and Malaysia
(2004)
Stage Manager for two drama plays (2003 & 2004)
House Sports Captain (2005)
Captain of the School Athletic Team (2005)
President of the First Creek Environment Club (2005)


LEISURE INTEREST AND HOBBIES
Cricket, senior player and coach
Orienteering and cross country running Henley Districts Athletics Club.
Juggling
Theatre, Visual Arts, and Music.


Referees
Available on request
Attachment C



Your name
Street details
Suburb S.A. 5XXX
Telephone
Email:
Name of person
Job Title
Organisation
Street details
Suburb S.A. 5XXX

Date
Dear (persons name)
Re: Name of job, job reference number

Begin by saying something nice about the organisation, what it does, its values, services,
etc., or something that appeals to you about the position. For this reason I am extremely
interested in the advertised position and Im confident youll find that I have a range of
capabilities which will enable me to make a meaningful contribution to your organisation (or
business, or this role).

Following is a brief summary of the qualifications and experience I would bring to this
position:

Key attribute (should be the most important of the selection criteria)
Supporting statement about this attribute
You might need to add another point if you have something to say about this
attribute
Another key attribute
Supporting point
Another key attribute
Supporting point or two
A copy of my resume is enclosed (or attached, or follows) for your further information and
evaluation.

I look forward to the opportunity meeting with you during an interview in the near future
where I would like to further outline my ability to perform this role to your complete
satisfaction.


Yours Sincerely




Your Name
Attachment D



Martha McArthur
Little Street
Suburbsville S.A. 5XXX
Telephone: 0412 345 678
Email: emmac@gmail.com
The Manager,
Local Community Society
Big Street
Next Suburbsville S.A. 5XXX

(Date)

Dear Ms Williamson,


Re: PR/Special Events Coordinator Position

The stated values and focus of the work carried out by The Local Community Society are
highly appealing to me, and I am therefore extremely keen to explore this opportunity to join
the organisation. I am confident I have the ability to be an effective member of your
marketing team and in playing my part in achieving the goals of the organisation.

Following is a summary of my qualifications and experience to assist you to evaluate my
suitability for this role:

Tertiary Qualifications
Completed a Bachelors degree in Public Relations, University of South Australia,
2xxx

Communication and networking skills
Highly developed interpersonal communication skills, effective in working with a
broad range of people in culturally diverse environments, have already a diverse
network of contacts in the not for profit sector
Confident and poised in situations where public speaking skills are required

Ability to work in team situations
Have demonstrated ability to work in fast paced, service delivery teams, both as
team member and also team leader

Planning and organising
Adept at planning and organising social and fundraising events, some of which have
involved hundreds of people.

Attached is my resume which outlines in more detail the attributes I would bring to this
position.

I look forward to meeting you at an interview in the near future where I hope to further
explain the contribution I can make to your organisation.

Yours Sincerely



Your Name
Attachment E


Martha McArthur
Little Street
Suburbsville S.A. 5XXX
Telephone: 0412 345 678
Email: emmac@gmail.com
The Manager,
Local Community Society
Big Street
Next Suburbsville S.A. 5XXX

(Date)

Dear Ms Williamson,

You may recall that we briefly spoke at the recent Rotary fund raising evening about working
in the public relations and media field. You indicated at that time that you would be
interested in seeing my resume.

I thought you might find it helpful if I provided a brief summary of my qualifications and
experience:

I am in my final year of completing the Bachelor of Public Relations, with a sub major
in Interactive Multimedia
Have successfully undertaken several web design projects for clients
Have been employed in a variety of positions while studying, and have progressed
into leadership positions in several of these roles
Im described by others as being a confident, outgoing, articulate and creative
person, with well developed interpersonal skills.
Am committed to providing high levels of service to clients
Able to quickly develop effective working relationships with others

I am confident you will find that my passion for visual creativity and for developing very user
friendly technologies, combined with the knowledge and skills gained through the work Ive
done for clients will enable me to make a significant contribution to your team.

My resume is attached for your further information.

I will contact you in the near future to determine your interest in my capabilities and the
likelihood employment opportunities that exist in your organisation at some point in the future

Yours Sincerely


Martha McArthur
Attachment F


Martha McArthur
Little Street
Suburbsville S.A. 5XXX
Telephone: 0412 345 678
Email: emmac@gmail.com
The Manager,
Local Community Society
Big Street
Next Suburbsville S.A. 5XXX

(Date)

Dear Ms Williamson,

I was recently looking at your website and admiring the quality of its design and functionality.
The approach you have used is very similar to some of the ideas Ive used in web sites Ive
designed.

The reason Im writing to you is to is that Im seeking unpaid work experience opportunities
where I can continue to expand on my skills and knowledge, and where in return I might be
able to contribute to the operation of your business in some way.

Following is a brief summary of my qualifications and experience:

I am in my final year of completing the Bachelor of Public Relations, with a sub major
in Interactive Multimedia
Have successfully undertaken several web design projects for clients
Have been employed in a variety of positions while studying, and have progressed
into leadership positions in several of these roles
Im described by others as being a confident, outgoing, articulate and creative
person, with well developed interpersonal skills.
Am committed to providing high levels of service to clients
Able to quickly develop effective working relationships with others

I am confident you will find that my passion for visual creativity and for developing
technology that is highly user friendly, combined with the knowledge and skills gained
through the work Ive done for clients will enable me to make a significant contribution to
your team.

My resume is attached for your further information.

I will contact you in the near future to determine your interest in my capabilities and the
likelihood of work experience opportunities that might exist in your organisation in the near
future.

Yours Sincerely


Martha McArthur