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Cover Letters
Beyond The Resume: Professional
Correspondence

In A Job Search Effective Written Communication Is Critical: With the rising popularity of email,
Internet resume referral systems and other computerized job posting networks, letter writing has
become a “lost art.” Even though resumes are zipping across the Internet, these letters still play an important
part of any job search and knowing how to write an effective letter is “a must” for any job seeker. Since most
hiring managers refuse to take phone calls from candidates, your written correspondence will have to do the
talking for you; therefore, every effort should be made to present yourself in the best possible light.
Your cover letter speaks volumes about your ability to communicate and will often help the hiring manager
decide whether to continue on to review your resume. You have about thirty seconds to keep the reader’s
attention in your cover letter, so be a person of interest.
“ Your cover letter speaks volumes about your
ability to communicate”
Research the organization and address the factor in who is offered the position. Make your let-
needs of the organization. Give the reader a ter interesting and detailed. Mention something
reason to review your resume and to interview about the interview, such as a staff member
you. Think from the reader’s perspective and most you met, or something you failed to bring
importantly, personalize the letters. You may be up in the interview that you feel will be
writing several letters a day to different employers, beneficial to the organization.
but nothing will ensure your resume getting thrown
in the trash than a letter with the wrong company ACCEPTANCE LETTER: Even if you don’t enjoy writing
name or position on it. Every position is different letters, you will enjoy writing an acceptance letter.
and you must tailor each letter to take this into The company should have sent you a written job
account. Always remember to end your letter on a offer that outlines the offer, including compensa-
“proactive” note by telling them how and when you tion, benefits and start date. This offer letter is the
will follow-up with them. company’s way of completing the legal agreement
between you and the company, but it is your re-
Types of Professional Correspondence sponsibility to verify the details of the offer. The
COVER LETTER (LETTERS OF APPLICATION): Even if a acceptance letter can be used to clarify details of the
cover letter is not specifically requested in a job ad, offer that may have been vague or unclear and state
employers always expect to receive one. Though job explicitly what you are agreeing to.
seekers will spend hours developing their resumes,
they often spend little or no time on creating their
cover letters. This can be a critical mistake. This
highly significant letter can be the deciding factor
in whether or not you get an interview, so take the
time to make it notable. A cover letter provides
information that your resume does not, such as your
work style, resourcefulness and personality. This
letter will allow the reader to decide if he/she wants
to take the time to read your resume and ultimately
invite you to interview for the position.

THANK-YOU LETTER: A thank-you letter should


always be sent immediately following an
employment or informational interview. Thank-you
letters help to reiterate your interest in the position
and organization as well reinforce why you feel you
are qualified for the position. It also illustrates that
you have the ability to follow-up and be proactive.
Sending a thank-you letter may be the deciding
DON’T FORGET TO:
• Thank the company for the offer.
• Accept the position.
• Restate the terms of your contract. These may include salary, benefits, location
or others.
• Restate any instructions given to you by the company. These might include your start date
or the hours you will be working.
• State your happiness at joining the company.

DECLINE OF OFFER LETTERS Keep it Professional But Friendly: While a resume is


With today’s unemployment rates, many job seek- generally a formal document, a cover letter gives you
ers feel fortunate to receive any job offer. But often a chance to reveal your personality. Not only do you
it is necessary to turn down an offer. Whether want to show that you are a good fit for the position,
it is because the compensation is too low, the but you also want the reader to feel good about you.
location is inconvenient or it just isn’t the right Your letter should have a friendly and professional
fit, you may just need to say, “No thank you.” tone. Keeping your letter professional and friendly
During these often long and stressful job search- can help endear you to the hiring manager.
es, it is tempting to simply turn down the offer
over the phone and ignore writing a letter. You Make It Personal: If at all possible, address your
never know if or when you will work with this letter to the hiring manager. If you cannot get this
organization again, so end the interview process information, at least get the name of the HR rep-
on a professional note. Also remember to keep this resentative in charge of recruiting for the position.
letter prompt, courteous, diplomatic and concise. You can usually get a name from the company
website, an employer directory, or by phoning the
the organization directly. If you do this research, it
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LETTERS
will enhance the chances of your resume and cover
Following these correspondence letter tips can
letter getting “ahead” of the rest of the candidates.
take time, but the reward is worth it: more calls for
Keep the salutation professional by using “Dear Mr.
interviews and a greater chance of securing a new
Jones,” not “Dear Jim.” Using “Dear Hiring Manager”
position.
is always a last resort but is acceptable if you truly
cannot get a contact name.
Always Send A Cover Letter! The first rule of cover
letter etiquette is to send a cover letter-always. It
Focus On The Employer’s Needs: Before writing
does not matter if the hiring manager didn’t ask for it
a cover letter, research the employer and find out
or you’re too busy to write one. It is proper business
what types of problems hiring managers are facing,
etiquette to accompany a resume with a cover letter,
qualities they look for in employees and their
and it gives you the opportunity to help sell yourself.
future goals. An effective letter illustrates to the
employer that you understand and can meet the
company’s needs. Most importantly, do not focus
on your needs; focus on theirs. Use the words “I”
and “me” sparingly. If every other sentence of your
letter begins with “I” or “my,” you need to consider
changing the focus. Use this letter to prove that
you are the answer to their problems. The most
persuasive letters explain what you can do for the
employer, not what the employer can do for you.
Be Creative: Creative cover letters will stand out Plan the Arrival of Your Letter: Try to time the arrival of
to employers and to make yours unique, you could your letter so that it is received sometime in the middle
include a brief summary of your most challeng- of the week. On Monday, the employer is usually
ing project or toughest sale. You could also include inundated with paperwork. On Friday, employers may
excerpts from past performance reviews to highlight frequently be away at meetings or on business trips.
your record of success. You can inquire with the U.S. Post Office and receive
good information on when your letter should arrive.
Proofread, Proofread, & Proofread: Companies
value excellent written and verbal communication
skills. Careless writing gives a poor impression of
your abilities and can seriously damage your chances 10 Tips fo Effective Letters
of getting an interview. If you cannot spell a word,
look it up in the dictionary or use the spell-checker 1. Each letter should be typed and printed indi-
on your computer. vidually. Duplicated letters or “form letters”
with fill-ins are never appropriate and will
CAUTION: Spell-checkers can make errors too, not distinguish you from other candidates.
so when in doubt, use a dictionary! Review your 2. Limit your letter(s) to a single
letter several times and then have another person page with 3-4 paragraphs.
proofread it as well. Often, another “pair of eyes”
3. Use bond paper or stationery
will pick out an error that you will not recognize as an
that matches your resume.
error, no matter how many times you review it. Also
take the time to identify and eliminate all unneces- 4. Consider the tone it represents.
sary words and sentences — even entire paragraphs. Use “I” sparingly.
Most importantly, spell the hiring manager’s name 5. Utilize business format when mailing
correctly! You can usually get this information from a letters—fold in thirds and mail in standard
company website or call the company directly to ask #10 envelopes. Your envelopes should
for the correct spelling. match your stationery and resume paper.
6. Be sure to sign your letter(s) and enclose
Be Concise: limit your letter(s) to a single page with
any supporting documentation that you
3-4 paragraphs. Busy hiring managers don’t have
mentioned in your letter before mailing (i.e.,
time to wade through letters that could pass for
resume, writing sample, list of references).
dissertations. Get to the point as expeditiously as
possible, and break any paragraphs seven lines or 7. If at all possible, address your letter to
longer into short, easily digestible ones. the hiring manager. If you cannot get
When emailing your cover letter, don’t fall prey to this information, at least get the name
the one-line cover letter that some job seekers try to of the HR representative in charge
pass off, such as “Please see attached resume, and of recruiting for the position.
thank you for your time and consideration.” You can 8. Use grammar and spelling free of errors —
either cut and paste your 3-4-paragraph letter into now is not the time to be lazy. If you cannot
the email or simply attach it along with your resume. spell a word, look it up in the dictionary.
9. Try to time the arrival of your letter so that it is
Include Supporting Documentation and Signature:
received sometime in the middle of the week.
If you mentioned any supporting documentation
such as writing samples, list of references or proof of 10. Proofread, proofread, and
certifications, don’t forget to enclose them. Failure proofread some more.
to do so will show a lack of attention to detail. Do
not forget to sign your letter. A letter without a
signature leaves the reader feeling like something is
not finished.
Typing The Envelope
( Below is an example of a typical business envelope)
Samantha Jobseeker
5442 Apple Lane More examples are provided on the following pages.
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Mr. Will Receiveit


Director of Human Resources
The All American Company
1234 Bless America Drive
Jacksonville, Florida, 32224

Basics Of A Cover Letter


Your Street Address
City, State, Zip
Date of Letter

Contact name
Contact’s Title
Contact’s Department
Name of Organization
Street Address
City, State, Zip

Dear Mr./Ms./Dr. Contact’s Last Name:

First Paragraph: State why you are writing, name the position or type of work for which you are
applying, and mention how you heard of the opening.
Second Paragraph: Explain why you are interested in working for the employer, and specify your
reasons for desiring this type of work. If you have had experience, be sure to point out your particular
achievements or other qualifications in this field or type of work.
Third Paragraph: Refer the reader to the attached application, resume or to whatever media you
are using to illustrate your training, interests and experience.
Fourth Paragraph: Have an appropriate closing to pave the way for the interview by asking for an
appointment, by giving your phone number, or by offering some similar suggestion to facilitate an im-
mediate and favorable reply.

Sincerely,

(sign your name here)

Type Your Full Name

Enclosure: Resume (Indicate what is enclosed with letter; i.e. resume; transcript, etc.)
Standard Business Letter: Block Format

Your Street Address


City, State, Zip
Date of Letter

Contact name
Contact’s Title
Contact’s Department
Name of Organization
Street Address
City, State, Zip

Dear Mr./Ms./Dr. Contact’s Last Name:

First Paragraph: State why you are writing, name the position or type of work for which you are apply-
ing, and mention how you heard of the opening.

Second Paragraph: Explain why you are interested in working for the employer, and specify your
reasons for desiring this type of work. If you have had experience, be sure to point out your particular
achievements or other qualifications in this field or type of work.

Third Paragraph: Refer the reader to the attached application, resume or to whatever media you are us-
ing to illustrate your training, interests and experience.

Fourth Paragraph: Have an appropriate closing to pave the way for the interview by asking for an ap-
pointment, by giving your phone number, or by offering some similar suggestion to facilitate an immedi-
ate and favorable reply.

Sincerely,

(sign your name here)

Type Your Full Name

Enclosure: Resume (Indicate what is enclosed with letter; i.e. resume; transcript, etc.)
Sample Letter of Application: Block Format

100 Main Street


Jacksonville, FL 32224
January 14, 2012

Ms. Janet Osgood


Executive Director
Communities in Schools of Jacksonville
1234 Jacksonville Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Dear Ms. Osgood:

I am writing to apply for the Program Coordinator position as advertised in the Florida Times Union on
Sunday, January 13, 2012. I will soon graduate (May 2012) from the University of North Florida with a
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, with a minor in Psychology. I am very interested in becoming a part
of your organization.

I am currently interning with the Duval County Family Resource Center. As part of this experience, I have
had the opportunity to work with a team which is developing a new program of mentoring youth with a
focus on goal setting. This program is implemented during counseling sessions. I currently work with a
caseload of 20- 25 youth. This program is being funded by a grant from the National Stay in School
Foundation. In addition, I have interacted with youth via experiences with the Brighten Center, Mental
Health Services of Jacksonville and the Boys and Girls organization.

These experiences are complemented by my camp counselor assignments and broad range of course
work gained during my time at UNF. I am fully prepared to work with students in grades 9-12. I am very
impressed with the accomplishments of Communities in Schools and greatly desire to be a contributing
member of your team.

I have enclosed a copy of my resume for your review. I would appreciate an opportunity to meet with you
to discuss my qualifications. I will call you within the next two weeks to arrange a convenient time to
meet. If you need to contact me, I can be reached at 904-123-1234 after 6:00 p.m. or by email at
ssunshine@hotmail.com. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Doe
Enclosure: Resume
Sample Letter of Application: Semi-Block Format

25 Always Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32224
January 22, 2012

Mr. Hiriam Firem


Director, Staff Writers
Times Union
100 Water Street
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Dear Dr. Firem:

I would like to be considered as a candidate for the position of Staff Writer with the Times Union. I
learned about the opening through the job vacancy listing which appeared on the Times Union website.

This May I will graduate from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Communication, with a track in Journalism, and English as a minor. As you will note on the enclosed
resume, I am currently interning at the Times Union. I have been allowed the opportunity to shadow several
writers and learn what the Times Union seeks in its’ staff writers. I am honored to have submitted, for
approval, articles concerning the Hope Fund.

As a writer for the Spinnaker, our UNF Student Newspaper, I now have the responsibility of assuring that
our junior writers contribute news worthy articles for the UNF community. I have also gained experience
as a writer with Cox Communications and the Jacksonville Business Journal. I believe I have the skills and
qualifications needed to work effectively as a Times Union Staff Writer.

My transcripts are being forwarded to you by the registrar’s office. I have also enclosed the names and
addresses of three references. Please let me know if any additional information is required. I would welcome
the opportunity to discuss this position and my qualifications in more detail in a personal interview. I will
contact you within the next two weeks to arrange a time to meet. If you prefer to contact me, I can be reached
after 6:00 p.m. at 904-123-1234 or by email at nwriter@aol.com.

Thank you for your consideration, I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,

Nikki Freshman
Enclosure: Resume and References
Thank-you Letter Post Interview: Semi-Block Format

134 Apple Lane


Jacksonville, FL 32245
April 20, 2012

Dr. Sarah Newman


Principal
All American School
1234 School Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Dear Dr. Newman:

Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you earlier today regarding the Ninth Grade
Mathematics position. The discussion we had was particularly informative and I found myself even
more enthusiastic about this position. I was very impressed with the philosophy of your school and the
support for teachers from the community.

To reiterate my qualifications, I believe that the research and writing skills I have acquired here
at the University of North Florida combined with my teaching experiences at East High School and
Ribault High School make me a strong candidate for your position. I work well independently, am able
to manage my time efficiently, and communicate easily with all types of people. To clarify my present
situation, I will be graduating the week of May 6th and will be available for employment beginning
August 16th.

Again, I appreciate your time and consideration. Should you have further questions, please do not
hesitate to contact me at home (904) 324-7777. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,


Nikki Freshman
Letter of Acceptance-Job Offer: Block Format

123 Camp Drive


Box 3000
Jacksonville, FL 32234
April 28, 2008

Dr. Bill Danders


Senior Engineer
NCR Microelectronics
4435 Northpark Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Dear Dr. Danders:

I was very pleased to receive your phone call on April 27, 2012 in which you invited me to become a
member of your organization as a Systems Analyst. I enthusiastically accept your offer of employment at an
annual salary of $41,000, beginning May 1, 2012.

I am enclosing the completed personnel form and official transcripts you requested from me. I am certain
that my educational background and previous work experience will permit me to be a contributing member
of NCR.

The opportunities with your organization appear to offer a real challenge, and I shall make every attempt
to meet your expectations. I look forward to seeing you on May 1st, but please feel free to contact me via
phone at (904) 273-5555 or email at sdavis@email.com should you need to reach me prior to my start date.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Doe

Enclosures: Personnel Form; Official Transcripts


Decline Offer Letter: Semi-Block Format

123 Camp Drive


Box 3000
Jacksonville, FL 32234
April 30, 2012

Dr. Bill Danders


Senior Engineer
NCR Micro Electronics
4435 Northpark Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Dear Dr. Danders:

Thank you very much for your letter offering me employment as a Systems Analyst within your organization.
Your confidence in me is very much appreciated.

After considerable thought, I have decided to accept another position which seems to fit my needs and
qualifications more closely. This has been a very difficult decision for me and only time will tell whether or
not my decision is correct.

Thank you again for your time and patience with my decision-making process. I will remember your
company favorably throughout my career.

Sincerely,

Nikki Freshman


Enclosure: Resume and References
Letter Requesting An Informational Interview: Block Format

1234 Peartree Lane


Jacksonville, FL 32224
May 3, 2012

Mr. Randall T. Winston


Partner
Edwards, Winston, and Smith
Attorneys at Law
20050 Lincoln Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Dear Mr. Edwards:

I am writing on the recommendation of Professor Marty Edwards, Pre-Law Advisor at the University of
North Florida (UNF). Dr. Edwards and I have discussed my interest in the field of law, and he suggested that
since you are an alumnus of UNF who practices law, you might be willing to offer some advice and provide
me with information about the best way to prepare for a career in law. I have enclosed a copy of my resume
to familiarize you with my background.

At present, I am looking for a position as a paralegal or legal assistant. It is my intention to gain some
exposure to legal work and learn some of the fundamental skills required of a lawyer before applying to law
school. I would be interested in your thoughts concerning this strategy.

I would like to arrange a meeting with you in the next two weeks to discuss specific questions about the
legal profession. I will call your office the week of June 8th in order to arrange an appointment at your
convenience.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Doe

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Resumes
Creating Resumes That Come Out
On Top

30 SECONDS IS ALL IT TAKES FOR “YES” OR “NO”!


Employers receive hundreds of resumes for job openings and the screening process is usually quick and decisive:
within thirty seconds your resume goes onto one of three piles: “yes,” “no,” or “maybe.” The “yes” candidates
have succeeded in communicating to the employer that they have the skills and qualifications needed for the job
and have an excellent chance of receiving an interview.
Your resume is the first formal introduction between you and hiring organizations. It is imperative that your
resume clearly and concisely spells out your career objective, skills, education, and achievements. The “targeted
resume” is the most effective resume format for getting and keeping the attention of the employer.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A
“CHRONOLOGICAL RESUME” AND A
“TARGETED RESUME.”

CHRONOLOGICAL (Example on pg 51)


In the “olden days” the chronological resume was
the format most commonly used. This format lists
your educational and work experience in reverse
chronological order. By listing your experience all
in one “Experience” category, oftentimes unrelated
experience ends up distracting from more important
experience. For example your most recent
experience might be that restaurant job you have to
help pay for college expenses and the employer will
see that before other relevant experience such as an
internship or cooperative education experience.

YOUR RESUME
Your resume is like an advertisement of yourself to a
prospective employer. You want your resume to look
and sound appealing to enhance your chances of being
selected for an interview. Ultimately, your resume
presents your skills, abilities, and qualifications as they
relate to the position you are applying for.
Before developing your resume it is important to know
THE TARGETED RESUME (Example on pg 51) what skills employers are seeking.
Targeting your resume essentially involves
choosing particular career goals or objectives SKILLS COMMONLY SOUGHT BY EMPLOYERS
and designing a resume to achieve them. If you • Communication skills
have done a complete inventory of your qualifica-
tions, you should be able to identify strengths that • Listening skills
can translate into potential career directions. By • Interpersonal skills
creating multiple experience categories (i.e. “Admin- • Ability to organize and coordinate
istrative Experience,” “Teaching Experience,” “Other
• Creativity
Experience,” etc.) you can help employers focus on
those experiences most relevant to the position you • Leadership Skills
are applying for. If your job search includes multiple • Ability to motivate others
job objectives, you can have two or three different
• Adaptability
resumes which place emphasis on different targeted
objectives. • Persuasive skills

• Team/Group dynamics knowledge


Chronological Resume Format
Targeted Resume Format
“Your resume is like an advertisement of
yourself to employers”
USING ACTION VERBS TO HIGHLIGHT SKILLS AND POINTS TO CONSIDER:
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Be brief: Your resume should be as complete as
Action verbs are used to emphasize your skills and possible without being redundant or irrelevant.
accomplishments, avoids personal pronouns, and Usually the resume will be one page long. As a rule
uses action words to describe duties. of thumb, for each additional degree and/or seven
years of experience, you can add another page. If
EFFECTIVE ACTION VERBS- EXAMPLES you do have a two-page resume, be sure that the
•Conduct individual, small and large group essential or primary information can be scanned
counseling sessions. quickly and appears on the front page.
•Advise students regarding college majors and Be consistent in style and content: Stylistic
admission requirements. gimmicks (e.g., underlining, asterisks, indenting,
bold type) can be effective but should not be
•Designed, selected, and implemented overused.
instructional materials for course unit, Be logical: Make sure the information flows
“Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue.” . smoothly and sensibly. Remember: YOU determine
• Conducted analysis of processes and procedures how a person reads your resume. We read left to
on existing equipment. right, top to bottom. Prioritize and arrange your
• Constructed, administered, and evaluated formal information accordingly.
and informal tests. Be conscious of image: Remember that your
resume and cover letter are often your first contacts
• Redesigned a cereal packaging line with a prospective employer. Resumes should
•Designed equipment interface, configured be visually appealing and should not contain
automated scales, and recommended line flow typographical or grammatical errors.
alterations that decreased cycle time by 10%
•Directed and supervised three plant superinten-
dents and twenty-five production supervisors in
a 300,000 square foot facility consisting of 525
employees
•Met and exceeded $200,000 sales quota set by
sales supervisors and management
•Reconcile bank statements for operating and
payroll accounts.
•Developed software for emerging growth welding
robotics firm
•Conducted research on market potential and
demographics
•Provided line sketches and equipment
recommendations.
See the “Resume Verb List” on the next page for
more ideas to improve your resume.
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RESUME VERB LIST
Leadership & Management Recommended Debated Developed
Assigned Sorted Data Demonstrated Directed
Chaired meetings Systematized Edited Drew
Coordinated Informed Entertained
Delegated Communication : Integrated information Fashioned
Developed Human Relations & Teaching Interpreted Generated Ideas
Directed Adapted Persuaded Illustrated
Evaluated Advised Proofread Initiated
Hired Aided Publicized Performed
Improved Assisted Reported Portrayed Images
Initiated Coached Sold Sang
Interviewed Communicated Spoke Sketched
Led Conversed Summarized Visualized
Managed Counseled Synthesized Wrote
Motivated Defined Translated
Oversaw Educated Physical/Mechanical &
Planned Empathized Research & Investigative Clerial/Technical
Promoted change Empowered Assessed Arranged
Reviewed Encouraged Collected Assembled
Sold Explained Critiqued Built
Supervised Facilitated Diagnosed Calculated
Trained Guided Disproved Catalogued
Influenced Evaluated Classified
Administration & Organization Informed Examined Computed
Allocated resources Instructed Extracted Constructed
Audited Listened Identified Cooked
Budgeted Mediated Inspected Counted
Calculated Mentored Interviewed Designed
Categorized Negotiated Monitored Devised
Classified Nursed Observed Engineered
Compiled information Presented Researched Entered data
Designed Taught Reviewed Fabricated
Developed programs Trained Solved problems Filed
Established procedures Translated Studied Inspected
Estimated Treated Summarized Installed
Forecasted Tutored Surveyed Lifted
Implemented Understood Synthesized Operated
Maintained records Tested Processed
Made decisions Communication : Program computers
Managed budget Written & Verbal Artistic & Creative Recorded
Managed time Addressed Acted Repaired
Marketed Advocated Composed Sorted
Organized Collaborated Created Transported
Prioritized Corresponded Designed Word processed
BUILDING YOUR RESUME: CATEGORIES
The following elements are often included in
resumes. Arrange whichever categories you use
to reflect your strengths in the most advanta-
geous way.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Your name, address(es),


phone number(s) with area codes. It is acceptable to
include your e-mail address.

OBJECTIVE: One sentence stating the kind of position


you want, the task(s) you want to perform, or the en-
vironment in which you wish to work.

EDUCATION: Name of institution, city, state, degree,


major, and month and year of graduation. You may
wish to include would be schools attended overseas;
course work directly applicable to the desired job;
minor; GPA (overall or departmental). The highest
degree earned should be listed first, then continue
backward.

CERTIFICATION: Include your area/level of certifica- PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Professional and


tion and date received community affiliations, clubs/organizations, and
student groups. Include name of organization, dates
EXPERIENCE: Name of organization, job title, city, of membership, and offices held, if any.
state, dates of employment or service, and active
verb descriptions (*) of responsibilities and duties
usually in bullet form. For targeted Resumes you INTERESTS/ACTIVITIES (Optional): Special interests,
can highlight specific experience: “Administrative activities, or travel experiences.
Experience,” “Management Experience” “Related
Experience,” “Other Experience,” etc. REFERENCES: Not Necessary but if you want, the
statement “references available upon request”
SKILLS: Provide a list of skills or qualifications that is preferred. List references on a separate page
you would like the employer to know about that may (name, address and phone) which matches your
not come through in other headings. List computer resume paper. Do not send unless they ask for
languages, programs, systems, etc. For example: them!
Excellent team player; Work well independently
while also in team situations; Excellent oral and OTHER HEADINGS: “Special Skills;” “Publications;”
written communication skills. “Professional Development” (training, seminars,
conferences, workshops), “Class Projects,” “Study
HONORS/AWARDS: Academic scholarships, grants, Abroad,” “If you have something else to add that
academic honors, awards (e.g. Geology Student of would be relevant, make a heading that’s appropri-
the Year) and Dean’s List (may also be included under ate and include it!
Education section)

LANGUAGES: Foreign Languages: Define the level of


your ability : “Fluent,” “Literate,” “Conversant”
LAYOUT, FORMAT AND PRINTING FORMAT: • Is choice of vocabulary appropriate to your
• Are general headings (education, experience, etc) job target?
consistently presented and set apart in some way • Are punctuation and spelling correct?
from the other material (by capitalizing, underlin- • Are sentences and paragraphs of a readable
ing, spacing, bold-facing, etc)? length? (Paragraphs ideally should be no longer
• Does the order of material presented emphasize than a few lines)
what you intend it to? Is the order logical? Are • Have extraneous phrases, such as “duties
the items in reverse chronological order (i.e., included” been eliminated?
most recent experience first)?
• Do any of your phrases or sentences contain
• Is the length of the resume appropriate to the personal pronouns?
amount of material presented and to the job
objective?
LAYOUT
• Does the resume have an overall neat, readable • Fonts: Avoid using Courier, it is a wide font and
appearance? Is it easy to scan? Is there sufficient takes up too much room. Common resume
but not excessive white space? fonts include Times Roman, Helvectica, Palatino.
There are many new fonts that look great too.
PRINTING: Experiment with your font menu!
• Your resume should be word-processed. • Font Size: 11point the average; 10 point is lowest
• Have it printed on “resume” paper (stationery you would want to go.
stores or office supply stores have a selection of • Margins: .5 inch margins top, bottom, right and
paper for resume writing). Use pale colors such left are recommended to give you space you
as white, ivory, gray, cream, beige, or off-white. need. In Microsoft Word go to “File” then “Page
Avoid loud and garish colors and bright white. Setup” and change each margin. It is almost
• Test your resume by photocopying it. Oftentimes impossible to have a one page resume with the
employers copy your resume and pass it on to default margins.
others in the organization. • Bullets are used to highlight verb statements on a
resume. It is recommended to go to “Insert” and
CONTENT then select “Symbol” and insert a bullet where
• Are the topic headings specific enough to invite you want it. The bullet wizard in Word adds too
reader interest? much spacing that takes away valuable space on
• Is the information presented specific and your resume.
concise? Is it quantitative where appropriate?
• Are accomplishments and problem-solving FINALLY:
skills emphasized? Proofread, Proofread, Proofread!! Always have
someone else proof your resume. You have worked
• Are your name, address, and telephone number, so much with your resume you will just not see those
and email address at the top of the first page?
typos or mistakes that someone else can spot in
If there is a second page, is your last name and
seconds!. Career Services offers resume critiques
“page 2” at the top?
to help you make sure your resume is perfect!
• Is all important information included?
• Is extraneous material (hobbies, marital status,
age, irrelevant memberships, repetitious infor- MORE EXAMPLES OF RESUMES CAN BE
mation, etc) eliminated? FOUND IN THE FOLLOWING PAGES

STYLE
• Do sentences begin with action verbs?
• Is grammatical style consistent throughout?
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Chronological Resume: Health Administration

Marcus Welby
1345 Osprey Way
St. Augustine, Florida 33224
(904) 123-4567
marcus.welby@doc.com

EDUCATION

University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida


Master of Health Administration May 2012

Bachelor of Science in Health August 2009


Major: Health Science with a track in Health Administration
Minor: Business Administration
Deans’s List, Golden Key National Honor Society

EXPERIENCE

St. Augustine Rehabilitation St. Augustine, Florida


Business Service Intern Spring 2011
• Rotated throughout each department working closely with all managers
• Assisted with paperwork and filing claims with health care providers
• Learned state regulations and federal regulations for each department
• Interacted with patients and staff
• Participated in lectures and staff meetings
• Effectively worked as a team player while also maintaining top performance
on individual projects

Humana Health Insurance Jacksonville, Florida


Customer Service Representative June 2010 – September 2011
• Provide customer service to clients with regards to their insurance policy
• Successfully perform in a high volume production environment, consistently
meeting or exceeding both quality standards and production quotas

JC Penney Jacksonville, Florida


Sales Associate October 2009 – May 2010
• Work during holiday season assisting customers with purchases
• Won customer service award pin for providing excellent service
• Ability to perform well in a high-paced environment

Olive Garden Jacksonville, Florida


Server/Trainer/Shift Leader March 2007 – August 2009
• Wait tables in a friendly, customer-service oriented atmosphere
• Assist management with new hire orientations
• Assure that restaurant servers perform their duties effectively

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient in Windows 95, Lotus, WordPerfect and Power Point


Targeted Resume-Health Administration
Marcus Welby
1345 Osprey Way
St. Augustine, Florida 33224
(904) 123-4567
marcus.welby@doc.com

EDUCATION

University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida


Master of Health Administration May 2012

Bachelor of Science in Health August 2009


Major: Health Science with a track in Health Administration
Minor: Business Administration
Deans’s List, Golden Key National Honor Society

RELATED EXPERIENCE

St. Augustine Rehabilitation St. Augustine, Florida


Business Service Intern Spring 2011
Rotated throughout each department working closely with all managers
• Assisted with paperwork and filing claims with health care providers
• Learned state regulations and federal regulations for each department
• Interacted with patients and staff
• Participated in lectures and staff meetings
• Effectively worked as a team player while also maintaining top performance
on individual projects

Humana Health Insurance Jacksonville, Florida


Customer Service Representative June 2010-September 2011
• Provide customer service to clients with regards to their ins urance policy
• Successfully perform in a high volume production environment, consistently
meeting or exceeding both quality standards and production quotas

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient in Windows 95, Lotus, WordPerfect and Power Point

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American College of Healthcare Executives


First Coast Healthcare Executives

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

JC Penney Jacksonville, Florida


Sales Associate October 2009 – May 2010

Olive Garden Jacksonville, Florida


Server/Trainer/Shift Leader March 2007 – August 2009
Chronological Resume: Doctoral
Hunter Wilson
153 Golden Tree Road • Jacksonville, Florida 32255 • (904)620-3497 • hwilson@gmail.com

QUALIFICATIONS
• Doctoral of Physical Therapy degree pending April 2012; Licensure following graduation
• Experience working with injured patients in Acute Care, Intensive Care, and Outpatient Settings
• Ability to customize therapy to the needs of individual patients

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Brooks Rehabilitation, Jacksonville, FL, Outpatient Clinic, 8 week internship, Spring 2012
• Worked in an outpatient physical therapy setting
• Compiled information related to proper back care and posture to add to the Physical Therapy section of Brooks Rehabilitation
web page
• Attended a staff in-service on McConnell techniques for treating low back conditions

Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, Acute Care Department, 8 week internship, Spring 2012
• Attended Acute Care department in-services and Brain Injury Team Journal Club meetings and weekly multi-disciplinary
Trauma Team meetings
• Participated in physical therapy and occupational therapy co-treatment sessions, as well as tri-treatment sessions between
physical, occupational and speech therapy
• Participated in wound-care treatment and helped patients adapt to the use of wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches
and prosthetic/orthotic devices.

Five Star Physical Therapy, Ponte Vedra, Private Practice, 6 week internship, Summer 2011
• Performed diagnostic and prognostic exams to evaluate muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities.
• Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weight and inclined surfaces and other equipment prescribed for
their treatment.

UF Shands, Jacksonville, FL, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, 6 week internship, Summer 2011
• Worked primarily with trauma patients and patients with traumatic brain injury
• Evaluated and treated patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and general medical floors

St. Lukes Hospital, Jacksonville, FL, Outpatient Center, 6 week internship, Summer 2010
• Planned and administered treatments, modalities and therapeutic exercise programs encompassing active and passive
ranges of motion, muscle reeducation, massage and electrical/light stimulation
• Presented an in-service to the staff on understanding and using the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice (2nd ed)

Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, FL, Outpatient Center, Practicum, Spring 2010


• Restored function for patients and lessened disabilities following disease or profound injury
• Completed items related to outpatient physical therapy on Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) clinical instrument
• Excelled in ability to customize/adapt conventional PT techniques to meet the special needs of individual patients.

EDUCATION
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
Doctoral of Physical Therapy, Expected April 2012
* Eligible to sit for National Physical Therapy Exam

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida


Bachelor of Science in Health, May 2009

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
YMCA, Jacksonville, Florida, Assistant Volunteer, 2009
Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine, Florida, Outpatient Services, 2008-2009
Boys and Girls Club, Jacksonville, Florida, Mentor, 2008
Skill-Based Resume- Doctoral
Hunter Wilson
153 Golden Tree Road • Jacksonville, Florida 32255 • (904)620-3497 • hwilson@gmail.com

EDUCATION
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida Expected April 2012
Doctoral of Physical Therapy
* Eligible to sit for National Physical Therapy Exam

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida May 2009


Bachelor of Science in Health

CLINICAL SKILLS
Trauma and Injuries
• Worked primarily with trauma patients and patients with traumatic brain injury
• Evaluated and treated patients in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and general medical floors
• Attended Acute Care department in-services and Brain Injury Team Journal Club meetings and weekly
multi-disciplinary Trauma Team meetings
• Performed diagnostic and prognostic exams to evaluate muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities.

Therapeutic Modalities
• Planned and administered treatments, modalities and therapeutic exercise programs encompassing active and
passive ranges of motion, muscle reeducation, massage and heat/water/ice/electrical/light stimulation
• Presented an in-service to the staff on understanding and using the Guide to Physical Therapy Practice (2nd ed.)
• Completed items related to outpatient physical therapy on Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes clinical instrument
• Participated in wound-care treatment and helped patients adapt to the use of wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches
and prosthetic/orthotic devices.

Patient Relations
• Excelled in ability to customize/adapt conventional PT techniques to meet the special needs of individual
patients.
• Earned repeated commendations from supervisor and patients for providing high-quality, compassionate care
helping patients to maximize their success and live within the limits of their capabilities.
• Conveyed therapeutic techniques to a wide range of patients including elderly, pediatric, and those with
culturally diverse backgrounds.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Brooks Rehabilitation, Jacksonville, FL, Outpatient Clinic, 8 week internship Spring 2012
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, Acute Care Department, 8 week internship Spring 2012
Five Star Physical Therapy, Ponte Vedra, FL Private Practice, 6 week internship Summer 2011
UF Shands, Jacksonville, FL, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, 6 week internship Summer 2011
St. Lukes, Jacksonville, FL, Outpatient Center, 6 week internship Summer 2010
Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, FL, Outpatient Center, Practicum Spring 2010

MEMBERSHIPS
Brain Injury Association of America
American Physical Therapy Association

CERTIFICATIONS
BLS Certified
Lymphedema Certified
CPR Certified

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Habitat for Humanity, Jacksonville, Florida, Volunteer 2009-2010
Boys and Girls Club, Jacksonville, Florida, Mentor 2008-2009
Sample Resume: Nutrition
Newton Figstein
1234 Granola Way
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
N.Figstein@yaho.com
(904)776-5544

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a challenging position in the nutrition field that will utilize clinical and educational experience.

EDUCATION

University of North Florida


Jacksonville, Florida, December 2012
Master of Science in Health
Specialization: Nutrition, GPA 3.8/4.0

Florida Institute of Technology


Melbourne, Florida, May 2007
Bachelor of Science
Major: Molecular Biology, GPA 3.2/4/0

DIETETIC INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

Duval County Health Department and Community Nutrition


Jacksonville, Florida, May 2011 - December 2011
• Rotated through Senior Services, WIC, Head Start, Food Bank, and Private Practice as well as community
outpatient nutrition settings
• Organized, presented, and evaluated nutrition classes on cholesterol management and diabetes
• Provided individualized diet analysis and counseling
• Performed menu analysis of children’s summer lunch setting

Baptist Medical Center, Downtown Campus


Jacksonville, FL, January 2010 - April 2011
• Completed general clinical rotation including diabetes, cardiac, and oncology with emphasis placed on
nutrition and support
• Assessed nutrition status of patients and recommended appropriate plan of care
• Collaborated with physicians, nurses, speech therapists, pharmacists, and social workers to optimize
patient care
• Designed and implemented public education projects for National Nutrition Month

WORK EXPERIENCE

Healthy State Wellness Program, Program Assistant, Melbourne, FL, September 2008 - July 2009
Wadsworth Center for Research, Laboratory Technician, Melbourne, FL, June 2007-September 2008

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Dietetic Association


Florida Dietetic Association
Resume: Health Science- Exercise Science
Donald Masterson
876 Bernard Way S.
Jacksonville, Florida 32082
(904) 620-3497

Education
University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
Bachelor of Health Science, Concentration in Exercise Science Expected Spring 2012

Academic Coursework
Physical Fitness Assessment Kinesiology and Motor Behavior
Sports Nutrition Exercise Physiology
Biomechanics Principles of Strength and Conditioning

Related Experience
University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
Clinical Exercise Physiology Fall 2011
• Performed graded exercise testing
• Assessed heart rate and blood pressure

University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL


Lab Methods for Exercise Physiology Fall 2011
• Created physical fitness programs
• Analyzed and reviewed exercise physiology research

Dottie Dorian Fitness Center Jacksonville, FL


Fitness Trainer August 2011 to December 2011
• Familiarize members with the facility by providing orientation sessions
• Enforce gyms rules and regulations
• Schedule personal training sessions for those requesting additional assistance

Physical Therapy Observations


Heartland Rehabilitation Services Jacksonville, FL
20 hours May 2011

Heekin Orthopedic Specialists Jacksonville, FL


15 hours March 2011

Certifications
BLS/CPR Certified
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certified

Volunteer Experiences
American Red Cross Club Jacksonville, FL
Chairman September 2011 - present

Habitat for Humanity Jacksonville, FL


Volunteer Member Spring 2010

Shalom Regional Medical Center Miami, FL


Hospitality Center Volunteer May 2008 – October 2008

Memberships
Golden Key Honor Society
Exercise Science Student Association
Resume: Community Health
Teresa Kennedy
15299 Silver Tree Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32255
(904) 620-4488
tkennedy@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida


Bachelor of Science in Health, Concentration: Community Health, May 2012
Courses Include:
Foundations of Health Education
Planning and Evaluation Health Programs
Epidemiology
Nutrition & Health

HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida


Research Assistant/Internship, January 20012– April 2012
• Performed literature reviews to acquire knowledge for a community-based study
• Determined possible barriers to research recruitment for African-Americans
• Assisted with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia presentations
• Administered Harvard Diet surveys and maintained contact with survey participants

Arthritis Foundation Jacksonville, Florida


Member of Arthritis Walk Planning Committee, March 2010 – May 2010
• Solicited sponsors for food and drink donations
• Coordinated advertising and event information
• Attended Arthritis Foundation Meetings

Nemours Children’s Clinic: Physical Therapy Department Jacksonville, Florida


Volunteer, May 2009 – August 2009
• Assisted patients with check-in and scheduled appointments
• Observed therapists with patients
• Created displays to acknowledge and celebrate patient progress

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

University of North Florida Office of the President, Jacksonville, Florida


Student Assistant, 2008-Present

University of North Florida Career Services, Jacksonville, Florida


Student Assistant, 2007 – 2011

HONORS/ACTIVITIES

African American Student Union, Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee


Dean’s List
Florida Bright Futures Recipient
Resume: Community Health
Harold Sims
7654 St. Johns Bluff Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
(904) 998-6699
h.sims@yahoo.com

QUALIFICATIONS

• Utilize communication skills with people of various ages, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds
• Experience resolving customer dilemmas using interpersonal skills
• Delivered presentations on health awareness in adolescence at a local high school
• Enthusiastic, detail oriented individual focused on health education

EDUCATION

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida


Bachelor of Science in Health, Concentration: Community Health, May 2012
Minor: Health Education

CERTIFICATIONS

CPR Certified
HIV/AIDS Certification
Florida Department of Elder Affairs, Jacksonville, Florida Consumer Assessment Training, June, 2009

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Fletcher High School, Jacksonville, Florida, Volunteer, 2010 -Present


Association of Social Assistance (ASA), Jacksonville, Florida, Human Services, 2010
Lutheran Social Services, Jacksonville, Florida, Research Assistant, 2009-2010

CLASS PROJECTS

• Developed detailed health plans for classmates


• Created and presented a proposal for a childhood obesity program
• Researched and reported on the current rates and causes of midlife suicide

WORK EXPERIENCE

Target, Jacksonville, Florida, Sales Associate, 2009-present


• Focus on customer satisfaction with products and services
• Work with team members to maintain stocked shelves

Applebees, Jacksonville, Florida, Server, 2007-2009


• Provided prompt service and accurate orders to customers
• Maintained a positive attitude in a high stress, fast-paced environment

ACTVITIES

Eta Sigma Gamma, National Health Education Honors Society, Member, 2011
Resume: Nursing
SOPHIE RUSSEL

1800 Mockingbird Road


Jacksonville, Florida 32224
(904) 620-3497
srussel@unf.edu

OBJECTIVE

To gain experience and knowledge in the nursing field.

EDUCATION

University of North Florida Expected May 2013


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Jacksonville, Florida

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Mayo Clinic of Jacksonville: Post Anesthesia Care Unit December 2011-present


Volunteer, Jacksonville, Florida
• Responsible for patient transport and basic accommodations
• Observe physicians and nurses in the PACU
• Keep patients’ families informed on patient’s status

Hospice May 2009 – August 2011


Volunteer, Jacksonville, Florida
• Visited with elderly and care for emotional needs
• Assisted the Activity Direction with preparation of events
• Observed nurses daily routine and care for ailing patients

STRENGTHS

Communication skills
Conversational Spanish

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

UNF Residence Life August 2011 - Present


Resident Assistant, Jacksonville, Florida

Coastal Health Center May 2010 – October 2010


Administrative Assistant, Jacksonville, Florida

Target April 2008 - August 2009


Customer Service Representative, Jacksonville, Florida

HONORS & ACTIVITIES

African American Student Union, Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee


Dean’s List: Fall 2009, Summer 2010, Spring 2011
Florida Bright Futures Recipient
Resume: Nursing
Carolyn Schmidt

4321 Fletcher Road


Jacksonville, Florida 32224
(904) 987-6543
c.sichmidt@unf.edu

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a position in healthcare that will utilize strong communication and leadership skills.

AREAS OF EFFECTIVENESS

• Possess excellent customer service skills through relating with culturally diverse individuals
• Strong ability to coordinate individual tasks to support a common goal
• Two years experience working with children and adolescents

EDUCATION

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Expected May 2013
*Dean’s List, Fall 2011
*Bright Futures Award Recipient

COURSEWORK

• Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2 with Lab


• Lifespan Developmental Psychology
• Microbiology with Lab
• Nutrition
• General Chemistry with Lab

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, Assistant, 2011 - present


Children’s Home Society, Jacksonville, Florida, Caregiver Mentor, 2009 - 2011
Habitat for Humanity, Jacksonville, Florida, Volunteer, Summer 2008, Summer 2009

CERTIFICATIONS

CPR Certified, 2012


BLS Certified, 2011
HIV/Aids Certification, 2011

WORK EXPERIENCE

Walgreen Pharmacy, Jacksonville, Florida, Pharmacy Technician, 2010-2011


Barnes & Noble, Jacksonville, Florida, Customer Service Manager, 2008-2010
Resume: Nursing
Delores Tucker
1234 Wellness Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32224
(904) 123-4567
dtucker@nurses.com

OBJECTIVE
To obtain further knowledge and skills by pursuing a Masters of Science in Nursing degree

EDUCATION
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, August 2012
* Dean’s List

St. Johns River Community College, Jacksonville, Florida


Associate of Science in Nursing, May 2006

NURSING EXPERIENCE
St. Augustine Geriatric Center, Jacksonville, Florida
Assistant Director of Nursing, August 2010 - Present
• Supervise a nursing staff of fifteen
• Interview, hire and train all RN positions
• Coordinate all functions for yearly state inspections
• Received the 2009 Nurse of the Year Award

St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida


Critical Care Staff Nurse, January 2008 – July 2010
• Member of a multi-disciplinary health care team
• Delivered quality care to cardiac, respiratory, medical, and surgical patients
• Assisted with transportation of critically ill patients
• Trained, supervised and evaluated volunteer staff of ten

Happy Days Nursing Care Center, St. Augustine, Florida


RN Staff Nurse, June 2006 – November 2007
• Provided quality nursing care to respite and chronic patients
• Collaborated with LPN’s, Nurses Aides’, and other staff members
• Assigned to Alzheimer’s unit for one year

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Hospice of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, June 2008-present
Camp Boggy Creek, Eustis, Florida, April 2011
American Heart Association, Jacksonville, Florida, March 2005- May 2006
American Red Cross, Jacksonville, Florida, September 2004

AFFILIATIONS
Florida Nurse’s Association, 2009 - present
National Association of Neonatal Nurses, 2007 - present
Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2006 - 2008

COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
Catholic Charities, Jacksonville, Florida
Internship, January 2011 – April 2011
• Assisted with the Emergency Assistance program helping families become self-sufficient
• Assessed factors that contribute to emergency situations and developed a plan for clients
Targeted Resume: Community Health
Betsy Ross
1234 Osprey Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32222
(904) 123-4567
bross@aol.com

EDUCATION University of North Florida


Jacksonville Florida, December 2012
Bachelor of Science in Health
Track: Community Health, GPA 3.87

HONORS Dean’s List
Golden Key National Honor Society

INTERNSHIP Vistakon, Johnson & Johnson


Jacksonville, Florida, August 2011 – November 2011
Special Projects Intern
• Worked directly under the Director of the Wellness Division.
• Participated in health screenings.
• Collaborated with other health professionals in evaluating existing wellness programs.
• Designed, implemented, and evaluated a 2 hour seminar on the implications of smoking.
• Co-taught a 2 hour seminar on “Stress Reducers in the Work Place.”
• Attended the regional seminar on wellness education.

RELATED WORK University of North Florida Wellness Center


EXPERIENCE Jacksonville, Florida, January 2010– December 2010
OPS Student Assistant
• Attended to students needs with regards to health related issues.
• Performed health screenings for students, faculty and staff.
• Assisted with filing, answering phones and running errands.
• Worked with professional staff on event planning.

ACTIVITIES Student Nutrition Club


Volunteer Student Association
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, Treasurer and Special Events Chair


COMMUNITY Martha White Soup Kitchen
SERVICE Jacksonville, Florida, May – December 2009
Volunteer
• Assist with food-drive and fund raising

OTHER WORK Olive Garden, Server/Trainer/Shift Leader, Jacksonville, FL , August 2011 - Present
EXPERIENCE Bennigan’s Restaurant, Server/Bartender, Jacksonville, FL, May - 2010 – June 2011
Sawgrass Country Club, Server/Houseman, Jacksonville, FL, March 2009 – August 2009
Targeted Resume: Nursing
Clara Duponte

3885 Hospital Blvd South #241 Jacksonville, Florida 32224 904-777-9988 cduponte@aol.com

EDUCATION

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, May 2012, GPA 3.88
Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician Qualified Activity Director NM Health Care Association

AREAS OF EFFECTIVENESS

CLINICAL SKILLS
• Performed role of Trauma Nurse during independent study in a Level One Trauma Center.
• Utilized the nursing process and therapeutic communication to provide effective healthcare and emotional
support to family members and patients.
• Employ and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to establish efficient and successful working
relationships with all interdisciplinary team members in clinical rotations and work environment.
• Perform clinical skills as an EMT such as, phlebotomy, EKG’s, patient teaching, and assisting nurses and
physicians with medical procedures.
• Serve as a preceptor for new technicians, a liaison for family members and patients and delegate and supervise
tasks to all volunteers in the emergency room.

ORGANIZATIONAL/PLANNING SKILLS
• Developed, organized, and implemented an after school program for at risk youth and Project G.O. Summer
Camp for sixth- grade girls in inner city Charleston.
• Effectively planned and implemented the deliveries and recoveries of all furniture, fixtures, and equipment for
event involving 350,00 participants and spectators.
• Coordinated and collaborated with facilities management and warehouse/military personnel on all tasks
completed throughout daily operations of ’99 Special Olympic World Summer Games.
• Co– Founder of N.A.D. (Neighborhood Accomplishment Day). A day of community service in 13 Enterprise
communities, during which 27 projects were completed with over 500 community volunteers.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS
• Served as elected student representation on the University of North Florida’s Nursing Curriculum Committee.
• Outstanding Leadership Award, A*NCCC Class III
• Led a team of eleven individuals ages 18-24 through a successful ten months of community service.
• Organized and facilitated team building activities, training’s, briefings and de-briefings, while being
responsible for weekly and monthly documentation sent to congress and budget for living expenses while
deployed on projects.
• Assisted in the personal growth of Corps Members (CMs) through evaluations and counseling and served as
liaison between CMs, Project Sponsors, and A*NCCC administration.
• Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Camp for Kids and Children’s Fantasy World Daycare.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, Jacksonville, Florida, EMT, 2009-Present


Orlando Regional, Seminole Emergency Department, Longwood, Florida, EMT, 2005-2009
’99 Special Olympic World Summer Games, Raleigh, North Carolina, Logistics Manager, 2004
Manor Care Heights, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Activity Director, 2002-2004
AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps, Charleston, South Carolina, Corps Member, 2000-2002
Wesley Healthcare Center, Saratoga, New York, Certified Nursing Assistant, 1998-2001
Resume: Athletic Training

Jackson D’Ville
1 Jag Lane
Jacksonville, FL 32224
j.dville@unf.edu
(904) 123-4567

OBJECTIVE

To gain clinical and educational knowledge in a graduate physical therapy program

EDUCATION

University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL


Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training August 2012

Dean’s List – Fall 2008 – Spring 2010

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

St. Luke’s Hospital Jacksonville, FL


PT Assistant March 2011 - present
• Work in a skilled nursing facility
• Assist physical therapists with patient care
• Responsible for transfers, ambulation and exercise.

Jacksonville Sports Center Jacksonville, FL


Sports Trainer Assistant May2010 – February 2011
• Worked in outpatient orthopedic center
• Assisted Staff Trainer with practice and event coverage
• Gained experience with the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of injuries.

Wolfson Children’s Hospital Jacksonville, FL


Recreation Assistant January 2009 – August 2009
• Worked on the Pediatric unit
• Staffed inpatient recreation center and transported patients.

Jacksonville Retirement Home Jacksonville, FL


Clerical Assistant June 2008 – December 2008
• Worked in Geriatrics
• Provided clerical support for rehabilitative services staff.

CERTIFICATIONS

NATA
CPR and First Aid

VOLUNTEER WORK

Toys for Tots Jacksonville, FL


Volunteer December 2010 - present
• Assist with distributing toys to children during the holiday season.
Targeted Resume: Psychology
Counselor Young
4567 ALL AMERICAN DRIVE PHONE: (904) 620-1000
Jacksonville, Florida 32224 Email: cyoung@yahoo.com

OBJECTIVE
Seeking a Program Coordinator position in the youth services field

EDUCATION
University Of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Expected August 2012
GPA 3.5/4.0, Dean’s List, FICPA Scholarship

RELEVANT COURSES
Advanced Adolescent Psychology Behavior Modification
Learning Theory Mentor of Urban Youth
Personality Theories Social Psychology

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Boys and Girls Club Jacksonville, Florida
Office Assistant June, 2010 - Present
• Provide the public with information about various services.
• Coordinate recreational events for group of different ages.
• Assist counselors with Mentor Youth Training seminars.

University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida


Experimental Social Psychology Class Project Spring 2010
• Worked in a group setting to plan a research project on religious and sexual attitudes.
• Collected data via surveys of 18 to 40 year-old college students.

University of North Floriday Jacksonville, Florida
Behavior Modification Class Project Fall 2009
• Worked to develop a behavior modification plan to stop inappropriate behavior.
• Researched possible plans of action and chose two plans to limit behavior.
• Implemented plans for positive reinforcement.

University of North Florida Psychology Club Jacksonville, Florida


SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR Fall 2009
• Oversaw the financial operations of outreach marketing projects; maintained budget.
• Coordinated Adopt a Kid Day, a recreational event for inner city children.
• Successfully raised funds for children’s charity.
• Identified, contacted and scheduled guest speakers for meetings.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE


Hallmark Cards Jacksonville, Florida
Merchandiser June 2008 – May 2009
• Merchandised 8-10 retail stores daily to ensure visual appeal of product displays.
• Processed customer-billing statements.

Jacksonville Insurance Company Jacksonville, Florida


Office Assistant August 2007 – May 2008
• Provided information to clients regarding insurance policies.
• Improved office administration process by re-organizing file system.
Reference Document
Vinnie Van Gogh
1234 Painters Way
Jacksonville, FL 33224
(904) 123-4567
VinnieVanGogh@hotmail.com

REFERENCES

Ken Parker
Director
American Heart Association
1234 Main Street
Suite 204
Jacksonville, FL 32211
904-123-4567
ken.parker@americanheart.org

Dr. Debra Murphy


Department Chair and Associate Professor (Art History)
Department of Art and Design
College of Arts and Sciences
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
904-620-4037
dmurphy@unf.edu

Ellen Housel
Assistant Professor, Photography
Department of Art and Design
College of Arts and Sciences
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
904-620-4037
ehousel@unf.edu

Donald Moore
Divisional Manager
Southeastern Customer Service Department
Citibank
132 Deerwood Park Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32225
904-123-5432
dmoore@citibank.se.com
Curriculum Vitae
For Specific Searches, The Longer
Curriculum Vitae (“CV”) Is Used

WHEN IS A CURRICULUM VITAE (C.V.) APPROPRIATE?


A C.V. is a comprehensive, biographical statement (generally two, three or more pages) emphasizing your
professional qualifications and activities. A C.V. is typically used in the following instances:
•Applications for admission to Graduate or Professional Schools.
•Teaching Positions in Elementary or Secondary School
•School Administration (e.g., elementary or secondary principals; elementary or secondary assistant principals;
heads of schools; coordinators/supervisors; assistant superintendents; superintendents)
•Higher Education positions in teaching, research, and administration
•Institutional research and consulting.
•Applications for some internships.
•Independent consulting in a variety of settings.
•Proposals for fellowships or for grants
What Is Usually Included In a C.V.? Publications Give bibliographic citations (using the
format appropriate to your particular academic
Heading Name, address(es), and phone number(s), discipline) for articles, pamphlets, chapters
including area code(s). in books, research reports, etc. that you have
authored or co-authored; for people in fine arts
Education Listing of earned academic degrees areas, this can include descriptions of recitals, art
beginning with the degree in progress or most exhibits, etc.
recent degree earned (for most of you, this will
be your B.A.). Include: name of institution; city Presentations Give titles of professional
and state; degree type (B.A., B.S., M.A., etc.) and presentations (using the format appropriate to
area of concentration (Mathematics, Biology, your particular academic discipline); name of
Political Science); month and year degree was (will be) conference or event; dates and location; if
received. appropriate in your discipline, can also include brief
description. Also list any professional workshops
Certification(s) List all areas of certification relevant you have conducted here. Presentations should be
to the position; include: type; year received. listed in reverse chronological order.

Honors Or Awards Receipt of competitive Recent/Current Research (If applicable)


scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, etc.; Dean’s Description of research projects recently
List recognition; names of scholastic honoraries; conducted or in progress: type of research,
teaching or research awards. purpose, etc.

Relevant Experience Listing of positions (part-time, Institutional Service This includes names of
full-time, temporary and permanent) which relate institutional committees you have served on
to the type of work sought. Include: department/ (including any offices held), student groups
firm/agency/organization; complete name; city and you have supervised, special academic projects
state; job/position title; dates; also include a brief you have directed, etc. Note: usually this is a
description of your activities/duties, using strong category that only becomes relevant after you have
action verbs. Usually you will list these with most obtained a position in academia and gained some
recent experience first (i.e., reverse chronological related experience.
order).
Courses Taught Once you have obtained a
Other Experience Groupings of kinds of other teaching position, you will often list the names
experiences (including volunteer work and/or of courses you have taught, institution and dates
internships) can enhance your C.V. Your experience where taught, and brief course descriptions.
can also be broken into other categories such as: “
Teaching,; Counseling, Administration, Volunteer, Community Involvement Volunteer work, church
Community, Internship (in reverse chronology). work, community service organizations, etc.

Grants Received Include name of grant; name of Travel Names of countries, dates,
granting agency; date received; title or purpose of purpose (typically, only include this if relevant to
research project. the position/grant for which you are applying).

Professional Associations Memberships (with Qualifications Or Skills A summary of


dates) should be listed for current (or recent, if particular or relevant strengths or skills which you
relevant) memberships in national, regional, state, want to highlight (typically, this is not included as a
and local professional organizations, and any separate section, but addressed in other sections;
significant appointments and/or elections to occasionally, however, it may be appropriate, e.g.,
positions or committees in these associations. to list special computing or language skills).
Two-Page Curriculum Vitae: Counselor Education
Marge Simpson
476 Springfield Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224
904-123-4565, msimpson@yahoo.com

CAREER OBJECTIVE:

A school counseling position, which would allow me to use my education and experience to
facilitate individual and systemic changes in academic improvement for all students.

EDUCATION:

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida


Master of Counseling Education, K-12 (Expected graduation, December, 2012)
(CACREP and State Approved Program) Current GPA 4.0

Springfield International University, Springfield, MA
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Minor: Psychology (May, 2010) GPA 3.5

CERTIFICATION:

State of Florida Statement of Eligibility, Three-Year Temporary Teaching Certificate, Social


Science, grades 6-12 (Expires, December, 2012)
Florida Teacher Certification, School Guidance (grades K-12), expected December, 2012

COUNSELING EXPERIENCE:

University of North Florida Cousnseling Center, Jacksonville, FL


Counseling Internship (August, 2010 - present)
•Conduct individual self-improvement and issue-oriented counseling sessions.
•Assist in classroom and staff development lessons on topics such as self-harm, suicide,
drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, 504 plans, truancy, learning disabilities, and discipline.
•Perform research on legal and ethical issues in the school setting, utilizing information from
Federal court cases for use in staff development presentations and School Counselor
responsibilities.
•Conduct staff development presentation on teacher/parent/student communication.
•Research, analyze and present findings on data for FCAT reading scores compared with
discipline referrals and absentee rates for Yulee Middle School.
•Develop a complete guidance program for implementing a new absenteeism policy. Roles for
school staff, administration, students, resource officer, parents and community members are
identified including data analysis of results to document improvement in academic success at
Yulee Middle School.
•Conduct individual counseling and classroom guidance lessons for Career Planning utilizing
Internet resources for career exploration.
•Create and deliver power point guidance presentations to high school students as well as
parents on College Planning and Financial Aid.
•Participate in parent nights at both the middle and high school level.
•Provide student training for accessing individual grades, scholarship information, college
applications, high school course planning, and financial aid applications.
•Develop, plan and implement a High School Career Fair featuring 25 career representatives.
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Easton Christian Academy, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Guidance Counselor/Dean, (June, 2004 - February, 2005)
•Conducted all student counseling and parent/student/teacher conferences in disciplinary
situations.
•Developed student intervention plans, offer student referrals to specialist services.
•Conducted all psychological testing evaluation reviews, conferences and student educational
planning meetings.
•Designed school-wide reward/discipline system for students in grades 4K-6th.
•Reviewed, edited and approved content for student code of conduct book
•Conducted teacher/staff training in counseling, problem solving, communication and effective
student behavior management.
•Served as substitute music teacher, produced school wide Christmas program.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

St. Johns County School District,


Substitute Teacher (September, 2005 – December, 2006)
•Performed short and long-term substitute-teaching responsibilities as needed at the
elementary, middle and high school levels.

RELATED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

•Julington Creek Elementary, Fruit Cove Elementary/Middle and Durbin Creek Elementary,
Jacksonville, FL Classroom, tutor, and PTA volunteer
•Hope Pregnancy Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Crisis counseling training and volunteer
•Probation Advocate Program, Lake County, IL Counselor Advocate
•Lake County Juvenile Probations, Lake County, IL Crisis Hotline training and volunteer

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

•Resume, Letters of Recommendation and Job Correspondence Training, UNF, Jacksonville, FL


(March, 2011)
•Solution Focused Brief Counseling, First Coast Counseling Association, Jacksonville, FL (February,
2011)
•BEACON Volunteer Financial Aid Program Training, Duval County School District, Jacksonville, FL
(January, 2011)
•High School Showcase, St. Johns County, FL (January, 2011)
•NACAC College Fair, Jacksonville, FL (September, 2010)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

American School Counselor Association, Member


Florida Counseling Association, Member
First Coast Counseling Association, Member

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:

Sales Counselor, Westminster Woods on Julington Creek, January, 2007 – present;


Owner, American Interiors – Home Based Business, 1997 – 2005
Owner/operator, Kids-At Play Daycare, 1996 – 1998
Pharmaceutical Representative, Bristol Meyers Laboratories, 1995 – 1996
Three-Page Curriculum Vitae: Educational Leadership
Stanley Marsh
Work: Residence:
The Universal Academy 324 Apple Lane
1150 South Lane Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32224
Jacksonville, FL 32205 (904) 555-1252
(904) 123-2837 Email: janderso@yahoo.com

ACADEMIC DEGREES

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL


M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, (NCATE and State Approved Program), April 2012
B.A.E in Social Science Secondary Education, (NCATE and State Approved Program), May 2009

American Christian College, Jacksonville, FL


B.R.A. in Christian Education December 2003

CERTIFICATIONS

State of Florida Professional Educator’s Certification – Social Science (Grades 6-12) – Expires June 30, 2014
(Certificate #910324)

Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Associate Professional Certification – Secondary History
– Expires August 19, 2012

Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools Professional Certification – School Administration –
Expires August 25, 2014

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Sebastian Middle School (St. Johns County Public Schools), St. Augustine, FL
6th Grade Social Studies (Teacher-In-Residence), 8/07 - 5/08
• Planned and executed innovative social studies lessons using interdisciplinary thematic unit planning
• Maintained proper classroom management and classroom atmosphere that was conducive to learning
• Created and taught lessons while being individually mentored by a national board certified master
teacher

The Potter’s House Christian Academy Elementary & Middle School, Jacksonville, FL
5th Grade Teacher & 7th Grade World History Teacher, 7/05 - 5/07
• Designed and implemented instructional activities in a variety of academic subjects
• Selected, and implemented instructional materials that were both student relevant and stimulating
• Assessed student achievement through a variety of instruments
• Utilized unconventional methods and tools to increase student motivation to learn

Daniel Memorial, Inc. (Florida Department of Juvenile Justice), Jacksonville, FL


Independent Living Counselor and Live-In Instructor, 4/04 – 9/05
• Supervised, trained and counseled adolescent youth in individual and group settings
• Tutored, tested and evaluated students on various independent living modules
• Served as the on-site residential monitor for all program participants

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ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

The Potter’s House Christian Academy Upper School, Jacksonville, FL


Principal (Grades 7-12) 4/07 – Present
• Assist the school administrator with establishing, developing, maintaining and enforcing policies and
procedures for all components of the school program
• Develop and direct the clinical supervision program of the school
• Insure that the spiritual and academic objectives of the upper school are met by day-to-day supervision,
including planning, goal setting, quantitative assessment etc.
• Evaluate, recommend, and select curricula and establish curricula objectives, as well as conduct
curricula assessments
• Develop and coordinate upper school fund raising activities, including grant writing, private
solicitations, and general donations
• Insure that the upper school comply with all accrediting and governmental requirements

Dean of Students and Activities Coordinator, 6/05 - 7/06


• Created, maintained and enforced guidelines relating to the school’s discipline program
• Designed, developed and directed various extracurricular activities, chapel services, athletic programs
and fund raisers
• Worked with parents to resolve conflicts and issues as they related to students discipline and/or other
students matters

Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Weekend Team Leader – ER Registration, 5/04 – 12/05
• Scheduled weekend registration staff to cover 24 hour shifts and supervised 6 to 10 workers per shift
• Coordinated improvement plans to efficiently and expeditiously register patients with ER nurses and
doctors
• Trained and orientated new staff within the department
• Handled patient and clinical staff complaints and concerns regarding registration associates

RESEARCH INTERESTS

• Disproportionate Placement of African American Students into Special Education Programs


• Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (Teacher Preparation for Minority Students)
• Strategies for Gifted and Talented African American Students
• High Performing Urban Schools

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

1st Annual Urban Education Expo / Expo of Best Practices in Urban Schools – Florida International University,
Center for Urban Education Excellence – November 11-13, 2009 – Miami, FL

Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS) Teachers’ and Administrator’s Conference - Fall
2007, 2008, 2009-Orlando, FL

Abeka Curriculum Conference, Summer 2004, 2006


Pensacola Christian College - Pensacola, FL

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Regional Summer Conference, 2008- Tampa, FL

Bob Jones University Press Curriculum Conference, Summer 2008


Bob Jones University - Greenville, SC
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COMMUNITY SERVICE

Project Reach – Mentor for “at-risk” middle and secondary students

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated - Jacksonville Alumni Chapter


Member, Community Service Committee

Sunday School Teacher, The Potter’s House Christian Fellowship Church

Volunteer Director, Community Education Program, The Potter’s House Christian Fellowship Church

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (2008 – Present)

Member, National Council for the Social Studies (2007 – Present)



Member, American Association of Secondary School Principals (2007 – Present)

Member, Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (2003 – Present)

Member, Christian Schools of Duval County (2003 – Present)


HONORS AND AWARDS

Recipient of St. Johns County Public School Teacher-In-Residence Internship Award (through the University of
North Florida) (2006-2007)

Dean’s List, College of Education & Human Services, University of North Florida (Summer 2005 - Spring 2007)

Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Recipient (Fall 2005 – Spring 2007)



Outstanding Teacher Award - The Potter’s House Christian Academy Elementary School (2004-2005)


Two-page Curriculum Vitae: Human Services

OVER A. CHIEVER
2828 Mountain Lane
Foothills, CO 80202
(303) 432-1567

EDUCATION:

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORDIA Jacksonville, FL


Bachelor of Arts: Psychology May 2012
GPA: 3.7/4.0
Psychology Student Research Award (1989)
Senior Thesis: Effects of Pronoun Gender on Comprehension and Retention of Prose

HONORS AND AWARDS:


Boettcher Scholar 2011-2012

Dean’s List, 4 years 2008-2012

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

Student Member, American Psychological Association 2010-2010


Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society (President, 1991-92) 2009-2012

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:

Psychology Tutor Spring 2012


Psychology Department, University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
•Provided individual tutorial assistance to students in General Psychology course
•Assisted with preparation for laboratory exercises for students in several psychology classes
•Scored student quizzes under supervision of professor

Research Assistant Fall 2011


Professor B. S. Skinner, University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
•Helped develop coding system for behavioral assessment of 8-year-olds
•Tested 40 research participants for ability to complete various motor tasks
•Assisted with data analysis using SPSS-X

Research Assistant Spring 2011


Professor Ann A. Freud, University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
•Used PSYCLIT to search psychological literature on dreams in adolescents
•Assisted with development of coding system to analyze content of reported dreams
•Interviewed 8 research participants and collected dream report data

Internship Fall 2010


Department of Social Work, El Paso County, Colorado Colorado Springs, CO
•Assisted with intake interviews for applicants to County Drug & Alcohol Counselling Program
•Co-facilitated group counselling sessions for clients in the Program
•Prepared reports on clients’ progress in Program and in meeting self-developed goals
Chiever, p. 2

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

Head Lifeguard Summer 2011


Panama Beach State Park, Panama Beach, Florida
•Successfully executed saves of drowning victims
•Handled media contacts effectively
•Scheduled and supervised three assistant lifeguards

Shift Manager Summer 2010


Pizza Hut, Inc. Colorado Springs, CO
•Organized job assignments for five shift-work employees
•Supervised and motivated employees
•Controlled cash operations and closed out register at night
•Computed weekly inventory and prepared new stocking orders

PUBLICATIONS:

Skinner, B. S., & Chiever, O. A. (1997). Comparisons of shoe-tying, gum-chewing, and line-cutting behaviors in tall vs.
short children. Journal of Behavioral Measurement, 235, 100-101.

Freud, A. A., & Chiever, O. A. (1996). Chewing gum imagery in dreams of 12- to 14-year-olds. Bulletin of Visual
Imagery While In REM Sleep, 12, 1000-1045.

PRESENTATIONS:

Chiever, O. A. (1996, April). Development of coding method for the analysis of image types in dreams of adolescents.
Paper presented at the Undergraduate Consortium for Psychological Research, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces,
NM.

SPECIAL SKILLS:

•Skilled user of SPSSX analytical software


•Programming ability in FORTRAN and PASCAL
•Familiarity with “Manuscript Manager: APA Style” software

LEADERSHIP:

Member, Psychology Department Advisory Board 2011-2012


•Advised Department members on student opinions and activities
•Participated in Departmental decisions concerning faculty and curricular issues
•Participated in search for new Psychology Department member

Captain, University of North Florida Soccer Team 2008


•Led the team in performance statistics
•Motivated and encouraged players
•Assisted in planning of game strategies