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The efforts of Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet to promote consumer choices that are ecologically sustainable and thus conserve natural resources are of great interest to me. I would therefore like to be considered for the Consumer Outreach and Marketing Specialist position advertised in Nonprofit Times.

I enclose my resume for your consideration. Through volunteer activities, I have promoted sustainable agriculture and environmental issues. As president of the Green Committee, I organized meetings, workshops, rallies, and Earth Day activities for the Cornell campus, and also established an environmental education curriculum for an after-school program. Last year, I helped found the Student Garden Group to introduce organic gardening to Cornell students and promote local agriculture to the Ithaca community.

We ran produce stands at apartment complexes for economically disadvantaged families and senior citizens, and expanded Cornell Cooperative Extension to develop outreach programs. A confident public speaker, I have participated in a training course for peer counselors, completed a course in oral communication, spoken at rallies and festivals, and worked as an educator in a variety of teaching situations.

I am eager to apply my knowledge and experience to an educational advocacy organization when I graduate in May. My experience and skill set seem closely aligned with what you are seeking in filling the Consumer Outreach and Marketing Specialist position.

I will call you next week to schedule a time to discuss my interest in increasing public awareness about ecological agriculture and environmental conservation at Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet.

Advertised Position App - EX 1. Please accept this letter and enclosed resume as application for the position of City Engineer with the City of Yakima. After reviewing the job description and requirements, I believe that my background prepares me ideally to excel in this position. The scope of my responsibility has ranged from project design and development through planning, bidding, contracting, and field management. I pride myself on my ability to deliver projects on time and within budget, despite the obstacles and issues encountered in projects of this nature.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss in more detail how my background prepares me to deliver the results you need from your next City Engineer. I appreciate your time and consideration. Advertised Positon App - EX 2. Having practiced since , I have a wealth of experience in international business transactions, international litigation, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, international financing, international taxation, software licensing, real estate, U.

Highlights of my career that may be of particular interest to you include: Japanese Business Culture and Professional Contacts A native of Japan, I have an intimate knowledge of the culture, customs, business practices, negotiation strategies, and decision-making processes of the Japanese people.

This has been vital as I have continued as an active member of the Japanese community while living in the U. Corporate Client Relationships I have been extremely successful in acquiring new clients, particularly Japanese companies doing business in the U. Education Credentials I earned both an LL. I would welcome the chance to speak with you. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Please let me know if you would like any additional information. Advertised Positon App - MC 1. Atlantic City Public School District. I offer a unique set of senior-level financial leadership experiences that I believe make me ideally suited for the position. Most notably, my background includes: Four years of experience as the Accounting Supervisor for Atlantic College , where I was responsible for managing the financial, accounting, and budgetary affairs for this large academic institution.

Three years of experience as the Director of Finance for Atlantic City and as a Staff Auditor with the State of New Jersey , where I focused intensely on regulatory compliance, risk management, and competitive contract negotiations. Eight years of experience as the Controller of the Margate Memorial Foundation. Working at this not-for-profit organization allowed me to strengthen my skills in asset and endowment management, capital improvement projects, facilities management, and complex tax and regulatory affairs.

My qualifications include a full range of accounting, auditing, financial, tax, budgeting, risk management, and business leadership functions, all of which are clearly highlighted on the enclosed resume. I have a proven track record of upgrading organizational competencies, streamlining operating procedures, reducing operating costs, strengthening performance, enhancing technological capabilities, and improving bottom-line results, which would serve the Atlantic City Schools well.

Throughout my career I have led teams of accounting, finance, IT, HR, and administrative professionals. I have held my CPA since I would welcome a personal interview for the CFO position and look forward to meeting you and the other committee members.

Advertised Positon App - MC 2. As an individual with substantial experience in the model-making industry, as well as strong management skills, I am writing to apply for the Regional Lead Manager-NAR Rapid Prototyping position. Over the past 10 years, I have been a key member of the teams responsible for bringing more than new products to market. This has included 40 major consumer brands encompassing hundreds of SKUs.

The wealth of technical model-making skills highlighted on my resume includes over 10 years of experience working with rapid prototyping RP. Most significantly, I have experience throughout the entire product development process, from product concept to manufacturing. Equally notable are my six years of experience managing model shops. My responsibilities have included all facets of general management, with particular emphasis on planning, project management, budgeting and financial reporting, supplies and materials, capital equipment, maintenance, quality, staff training, and cross-functional team management.

Commendation by managing partner of the firm. Received "Intern of the Month" award in second month of employment. Assisted in a variety of bookkeeping tasks to include payroll and accounts payable for a mid-sized manufacturing firm.

Passed first and second parts of CPA exam. Professional Position in Corporate Accounting or Finance. One year of related work experience plus an internship in combination with strong academic training and credentials in: Bookkeeping Assistant September to Present. One of the first three employees hired into the Accounting and Finance Department that currently employs more than Earned four promotions in three years. Wrote and produced a page accounting procedures manual.

Coordinated software upgrades and enhancements with internal IS staff. Accounting Intern Summer Full-time summer position with a financial and accounting services firm. Worked in cooperation with professional staff to prepare journal entries, maintain general ledgers, reconcile bank statements and prepare financial reports for clients in the transportation, telecommunications and hospitality industries.

Excellent analytical, negotiation, project management and customer relationship management skills. Common-sense intelligence with expertise in: Recruited to Jordan Aberson by former manager to spearhead the start-up of their internal investment, financial research and portfolio accounting functions.

Acquired excellent experience on both the buy and sell sides of the retail and institutional financial investment industries. Built and maintained strong working relationships with top executives of small- and mid-cap companies nationwide to evaluate their financial positions, discuss earnings forecasts and perform comprehensive research reports as per NASD regulations. Provided the critical research, analytical and documentation support essential for the growth and expansion of each firm.

Consulted with business unit directors to provide tax expertise relative to plant operations, location selection, asset acquisition and divestiture and other general operating issues. Leveraged accounting and financial experience to enter the investment market and expand professional skills to include sales, marketing and new business development.

Concentrated on acquisition of new customer accounts and sale of a diverse portfolio of security and mutual fund products. Provided clients with portfolio analysis and asset allocation strategies to limit risk exposure and maximize returns. Managed corporate tax affairs for three Northern Security Group insurance companies.

Liaised with government officials as necessary. Delivered comprehensive financial and tax analyses, reports and recommendations to support corporate restructuring, merger and acquisition projects as the company expanded and diversified. Planned, staffed and managed daily tax operations for Union Labor Life and its 19 affiliated life and health insurance companies.

Managed a complex corporate tax compliance process to ensure full regulatory compliance and personally prepared the federal income tax return. Directed a series of special tax research projects to identify areas to eliminate tax liabilities and annual obligations.

Contributed to substantial annual cost savings. Planned, staffed and supervised general accounting functions and managed financial analysis projects for senior management. Point person for annual external audits. Excellent hands-on experience in the planning and coordination of critical accounting and financial records for one of the largest life insurance companies in the U.

Acquired outstanding experience in virtually all facets of corporate accounting, analysis and financial reporting. Business Manager to Present. Independently manage all sales, customer service, general accounting, financial reporting, administrative, purchasing, inventory control and staffing functions for a privately owned automotive service facility. Developed and implemented an entire administrative process and structure to professionalize the business, improve productivity and increase accountability.

Designed a more efficient and cost-effective parts ordering and inventory management system. Business Manager to Launched entrepreneurial venture and established a successful commercial and residential cleaning service. Responsible for sales, new customer development and customer service. Coordinated scheduling, managed purchasing and inventory, and handled all accounting, billing, collection and banking functions. Merchandiser to Fast-paced position with a high-volume regional grocery distributor.

Promoted two times in four years based on strong communications, organizational and customer management skills. Supervisor to Directed hiring, training and employee scheduling.

Coordinated product ordering with more than 30 vendors, controlled and documented inventory flow, and managed in-store loss prevention. Fully responsible for sales, customer service, and sales reporting and reconciliations.

Store Manager to Held responsibilities identical to those with Fas Mart, Inc. Managed during a period of significant growth in volume, customers and revenues.

Undergraduate Research Assistant Summer Proofread and corrected galleys of book, The Indonesian Reader: Researcher and Writer Summer Compiled comprehensive guide to recycled products for consumers and small businesses. Composed questionnaires sent to over companies nationwide for product verification; designed database for storing information.

Wrote and formatted final form of guide. Edited articles for PRC newsletter. Researched legislation on environmental issues; attended and reported on EPA conferences.

Formatted magazine, named one of top two college journals in country. Resident Advisor August May Supervised 96 students in residence hall. Served as primary resource on campus policy and information. Counseled students having difficulty adjusting to college experience.

Programmed social activities and information sessions for overall complex of more than students. Student Intern Summer Supervised cases for over 50 clients by explaining rules of probation, maintaining monthly contacts, collecting court fees, and attending court proceedings.

Implemented more orderly and efficient system for recording client contacts. Provided leadership to team for two seasons.


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