Mr. Bill Eastmann, a student at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business that you might wish to have an American M. B. A. student work with your airline this summer as an intern. I am very interested in the possibility of such an internship during the summer of 1992.
My professional experience has given me an in-depth knowledge of the air transportation industry. I have, in particular, worked for Americam Airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration, and Kurth & Company, Inc., an aviation consulting firm where I was Manager of Airline Analysis. My responsibilities included the study of schedules, fares, equipment selection, and financial results. Notably, I prepared numerous feasibility studies for both jet and turboprop routes, including passenger and pure cargo service, for proposed transatlantic and transpacific services.
I wish to place this experience at the disposal of your airline. I believe strongly that my knowledge of the deregulated air transportation industry in the United States could be quite beneficial to your carrier,
I have enclosed a copy of my resume. If my background and qualifications are of interest to you, please telephone me at (215) 748-3037. I would be interested in meeting with you in mid-April in New York to discuss further the possibility of such a summer position, and your requirements.
Encl. Resume 2pp.
Resume is a summary of education, work experience, and qualifications. There are two terms which exist in parallel: C. V. (Br.), or a curriculum vitae, which comes from Latin and means autobiography, and resume (Am.) which is borrowed from French and means a summary. There is no much difference between them except that a resume is usually shorter (one page long) and written by those applicants who have little work experience.
The resume is very important in job searching. It is a calling card which is purposed to attract the interest of the prospective employer. The resume should describe an applicant’s personality and demonstrate his energy, ambition, and ability to work in teams. It should give the employer a sense that this candidate would be a good investment for the company.
An effective resume must make a good first impression. Of course, appearance is important but content is even more crucial. The information in a resume needs to be well-organized, easy to read, and result-oriented. It usually includes personal information, professional and volunteer experience, special skills, education, accomplishments, and references.
An effective resume should address the employer's needs. Its aim is to show the prospective employers how an applicant's skills, accomplishments and abilities match their needs and organization goals. The best way to achieve this is to include only the work experience that is relevant to the job you are applying for.
Every day employers sort through piles of resumes and typically devote 30 seconds or less to each one. Employers won't read any more than two pages, anyway. If you can fit your resume onto one page, that's fine! Employers are looking for, among other qualities, strong organizational and communication skills.
Sample of a Resume
Jared Scott Schnader
7766 Louella Dr.
Roscoe, IL 61073
Experienced in the organization of multi-functional projects involving fund-raising, resource organization, marketing and advertising.
Conversational in the Russian Language.
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Major in Financial Investments, Minor in Economics: 1999-2003
Member of American Marketing Association and elected board member of the Independent Voters Association
Active member in the Big Brothers / Big Sisters Program and Habitat for Humanity
Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine: Institute of Economics and Law / Pedagogical University / Cooperative University / Technical University, Poltava, Ukraine
Professor of Marketing and Management: February 2004 – Present
Created the first Marketing and Management curriculums in English for the Institute of Economics and Law
Established a community service organization name “Ray of Hope” with 20 active members
Developed the first Ukrainian Angel Tree Project getting 105 orphans presents for New Years of 2005
Coordinated and organized two oblast-wide conferences at the Institute of Economics and Law serving over 150 secondary and university school students with guest speakers teaching in areas: creative thinking, critical thinking, study abroad, leadership, etc.
Active member and speaker in the first Poltava Business Club held by the NGO Polbi Business Center
Licensing Coordinator: Fireman’s Fund Insurance Chicago, Illinois:
August 2003 – February 2004 (Interned May 2001 – August 2001)
Coordinated with agents in updating their licenses
Updated company records for over 500 agents
Helped develop the department mission statement
Sales Consultant: Cingular Wireless
Tuscaloosa, Alabama: October 2001- June 2003