Urban planning community

+ Reply to thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Advice regarding resume and coverletter

  1. #1
    Cyburbian
    Registered
    Dec 2006
    Location
    midwest
    Posts
    2,823

    Advice regarding resume and coverletter

    Howdy,

    I am looking to change jobs in land use planning. I would be very grateful if someone could look over my resume and coverletter and offer me any advice, criticisms, etc. Please PM if interested.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Cyburbian Otis's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Upper left edge
    Posts
    4,434
    Without having looked at your cover letter, my advice is to not have a standard cover letter. Instead, tailor each cover letter to the specific job you are seeking, pointing out briefly how you meet the requirements for a job. It's a chance to sell yourself that you should take full advantage of. I think it also is a good idea to include with your resume a statement of skills and abilities that addresses in detail how you meet the job requirements. They are a pain to prepare, but once you've done a few of them you should have some good material to cut and paste from for future versions.

  3. #3
    Cyburbian
    Registered
    Dec 2006
    Location
    midwest
    Posts
    2,823
    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    Without having looked at your cover letter, my advice is to not have a standard cover letter. Instead, tailor each cover letter to the specific job you are seeking, pointing out briefly how you meet the requirements for a job. It's a chance to sell yourself that you should take full advantage of. I think it also is a good idea to include with your resume a statement of skills and abilities that addresses in detail how you meet the job requirements. They are a pain to prepare, but once you've done a few of them you should have some good material to cut and paste from for future versions.
    Thanks for the advice. I always send a tailored resume and coverletter. If I know someone in that office, I will call them on my personal cell and talk about the job opening so I can learn more about the position.

+ Reply to thread

More at Cyburbia

  1. Replies: 13
    Last post: 22 Sep 2010, 11:05 AM
  2. Replies: 11
    Last post: 27 Mar 2010, 9:43 AM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last post: 02 Apr 2008, 9:20 AM
  4. Graduate school and career advice (was: Advice?)
    Career Development and Advice
    Replies: 5
    Last post: 17 Apr 2007, 11:09 AM
  5. Resume style advice
    Career Development and Advice
    Replies: 4
    Last post: 18 Feb 2007, 2:29 PM