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RESUME MATERIALS FOR WORK STUDY APPLICATIONS

RESUMES FOR YOUR WORK STUDY APPLICATION (AND OTHER JOB SEARCHES)

Dear Student:

Welcome!

Cover Letter Checklist

__Include your contact information (phone and professional e-mail address)

__Include the company’s name and address.

__Include the date.

__Use an appropriate greeting (Dear Ms. Smith:).

__If possible, address your cover letter to a named individual.

__Mention the position name/title, and where you saw the job posting.

__Mention your skills that correspond with those on the job posting.

__Highlight your strongest qualifications.

__Use examples to illustrate your points.

__Demonstrate that you have researched the company.

__Encourage the reader to contact you for an interview. 

__Format your cover letter as a standard business letter.

__Proofread carefully

 Adapted from Career Cruising, www.careercruising.com 

BCC’s Career Services blog: http://blogs.berkshirecc.edu/careers/

For help with your cover letter and resume, you may set up an appointment.  Call Lorel Maynard (413-236-1605).  We are located in SBA, Student Development. Feel free to stop by and use our resources.

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Also here is a sample of a resume.  It will give you a good sense of what a resume looks like, and the language used in writing one.  There are many ways to write a resume, and this one gives a basic format that can be adjusted to suit your situation.


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Jane Smith-Jones
1120 North Street

Pittsfield, MA 01201

jsm@tmail.com

413-123-1234

Objective

College student seeks a position that will utilize interpersonal and computer skills.


Education

Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA
Associate of Science (Arts) Degree, expected May, 2014
Coursework includes: Microsoft Systems, C+++, English, Psychology

(If you have any student activities or awards or anything extracurricular that you have done at BCC, you may want to include it here, or below, in Other Skills and Experience.) 

(You may include high school here,  below college, if you wish.)

Experience

Price Chopper, Pittsfield, MA (June 2011- Present)
Cashier
:  Handle payments from customers; use scanners and cash registers.
Assist with item returns and answer customer questions.

Assure quality customer service.

Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA (Fall, 2008)
Volunteer:
Worked to organize donations of books for the annual book sale that benefits the library’s programs.

Child Care, Pittsfield, MA (2005-2011)
Babysitter:
Worked with two families, caring for young children in their homes. Assured a safe environment and provided fun and engaging activities for the children.

Other Skills and Experience

Examples might include:
*Student Government, Berkshire Community College (dates)
*Submissions to BCC literary magazine, Zine (dates)
*Scholarships, names of and dates
*Hobbies, such as kayaking, bicycling, photography, crossword puzzles, playing guitar,
*Special skills not mentioned above:  computer, interacting with children, strong communications skills, etc.

A few tips:  Try to keep your resume to one page;  If using your own format, you may wish to do more with formatting: bold, underline, etc.

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Now that you have a sample to use, you may download this form below, and fill it in with your information. Or, you may use the resume format and write your own.    If you would like to have assistance, please call 236-1605 to make an appointment with the career counselor.  If you would like more freedom to make different categories, such as Special Skills, Interests, Extracurricular Activities, Community Activities; Volunteer Work, etc, you may want to write your own.  In either case, feel free to ask for help.

Here is the RESUME  FILL-IN FORM (IN MS WORD) **

Open it; save it; and fill it in. Save it again.  Then you can print it and bring it to Financial Aid.

fill-in resume

Good luck. Do not hesitate to ask for help:  Lorel Maynard to set up an appointment with the career counselor.  236-1605.

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Center for Career Services Work Study – Berkshire Community College

Work Study Position Available

 

Center for Career Services

 

Approx. 5 hours per week

 

 

Job Description:

 

Website Assistant

 

The Website Assistant will help the office to fine tune the current WordPress blog/site, and also carry out significant reorganization of the site.  He or she will also update the site on a weekly basis.

 

Skills required:

 

  •  Ability to work independently with, and experience working with, WordPress
  •  Reliability: Student must commit to 5 hours per week
  •  This is a Work Study position.  The student must be Work Study eligible.  Check with    Financial Aid if you are not sure of your eligibility.

 

To Apply:

 

E-mail JMonachina@berkshirecc.edu

 

If you have a resume, please include it.  If not, state your interest, your major here at BCC.

 

Historical – Internship/PT/FT – Hancock Shaker Village

Hancock Shaker Village:

Work Study Positions, Internships, & Summer Jobs Available for 2012

Do you want to be part of an established and exciting non-profit outdoor history museum that educates and entertains tens of thousands of guests every year? Do you enjoy meeting new people, and do you have a passion for making history relevant for today? Can you provide customer service and engaging educational experiences that are second to none? If so, then a job or internship at Hancock Shaker Village may be the right opportunity for you.

 

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