Sample Résumé and Cover Letter

Résumé Format: use as a guide only

Your Name
Contact information

Education (schools, grade, area of study)

Employment (employer, major tasks/responsibilities, length of employment)

Volunteer Experience (organization, major tasks/responsibilities, length of volunteer service)

Awards/Certificates (school awards, team awards, swimming/karate levels, drivers license, CPR&first aid)

Skills and Experience (teamwork, public speaking, writing, business, working with tools, graphic design, computer programming, electrical wiring, basically anything that can demonstrate that you’d be a good team member with skills to offer)

References: please provide names and phone numbers of: a teacher and another adult (not a family member) who we can contact.

Cover letter format: use as a guide

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, Province, postal code
Your Phone Number
Your Email Address
Sr. Mentors

Dear Sr. Mentorship Team:

The body of your cover letter lets K-Botics know what you are applying for and why the employer should select you for an interview, and how you will follow up.

The first paragraph of your letter should include information on why you are writing. Mention what you are applying for. Include the name of a mutual contact, if you have one. Be clear and concise regarding your request. Convince the reader that they should grant the interview.

The next section of your cover letter should describe what you have to offer K-Botics. Make strong connections between your abilities and their needs. Mention specifically how your skills and experience match the job you are applying for. Remember, you are interpreting your resume, not repeating it. Try to support each statement you make with a piece of evidence. Use several shorter paragraphs or bullets rather than one large block of text.

Conclude your cover letter by thanking the K-Botics for considering you for the position. Include information on how you will follow-up. State that you will do so and indicate when (one week’s time is typical).

Respectfully yours,

Handwritten Signature
Typed Signature


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