(*) Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) level
Social skills and competences - Team work: I have worked in various types of teams from
research teams to national league hockey. For 2 years I
coached my university hockey team;
- Mediating skills: I work on the borders between young
people, youth trainers, youth policy and researchers, for
example running a 3 day workshop at CoE Symposium
‘Youth Actor of Social Change’, and my continued work
on youth training programmes;
- Intercultural skills: I am experienced at working in a
European dimension such as being a rapporteur at the CoE
Budapest ‘youth against violence seminar’ and working with
Organizational skills - Whilst working for a Brussels based refugee NGO ‘Convivial’ I organized
a ‘Civil Dialogue’ and competences between refugees and civil servants at
the European Commission 20th June 2002.
- During my PhD I organised a seminar series on research methods.
Computer skills and competences Competent with most Microsoft Office programmes and some
experience with HTML.
Additional information PUBLICATION
‘How to do Observations: Borrowing techniques from the Social Sciences to help Participants do Observations in Simulation Exercises’ Coyote EU/CoE Partnership Publication, (2002).
Creating pieces of Art and visiting Modern Art galleries. Enjoy all sports particularly hockey, football and running. Love to travel and experience different cultures.
This is a document in which the person informs the main facts of his/her biography. The requisite elements of an autobiography:
The title of the document.
The text which includes:
· Date of birth;
· Place of birth;
· Work experience;
· Public work;
Date of writing;
Every new information is written from indented line.
I was born in 1955 in Madison, Wisconsin. My mother was an accountant and my father worked in the dairy industry. I grew up with my two older brothers and one younger sister. When I was ten, my father died. Then we moved to Bridgeton, where my grandparents lived.
I graduated from high school in 1975. Then I went to college and studied Spanish. In my junior year, I went to Spain to study. After college, I went to Colombia to teach English. I met my husband there. He was also a teacher.
Two years later, we came back to the USA and got married. Then I got a job teaching English as a second language in Bridgeton. In 1983, my son Andy was born. I took off a year from work.
Three years later, mu husband and I got divorced. The year after that, I got an extra job teaching part-time at the Westside Community Adult School. I really like teaching adults.
The letter of application should conform to all requirements of a good business letter, and in form it should be correct in every detail. No one should do less than his very best in writing a letter of application, for it is reality a sales letter in which the writer is trying to sell his services. The application letter usually consists of three or four paragraphs.
The first mentions the source of information about the position, the second gives facts to aid in securing the position, the third lists references, and the fourth may suggest further communication. But even the conventional form of the application may be altered to suit the originality of the writer. In short, the more individual in form and content the message, tempering it always with sincerity, the more evident the superior fitness to fill the position. A happily turned phrase or an appropriate reference may be just the difference necessary to give to an applicant advantage over his competitors.
169 Corhill Place,
London #1 1RL.
276 Brompton Close
London SW9 6AB
Dear Mr. Gilhooley,
I wish to apply for the position of Assistant Contracts Manager, advertised in the Travel Gazette on 14th March. As requested, I am enclosing a completed job application, my certification, my resume, CV and three references.
As you will see from the enclosed Curriculum Vitae, I spent two years working for Thomsons as an on-site representative in Tunisia and Turkey. During this period I gained an intimate knowledge of the hotel industry in both countries and I feel I’m ready for this new challenge.
At present I am doing the English for Tourism course at Westminster College.
French is my first language, but I also speak Spanish quite fluently.
I can be reached anytime via email at email@example.com or my cell phone, 909-555-5555.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.
First Name, Last Name
A cover letter accompanies any correspondence to an employer where you present your resume for consideration. A cover letter allows you to showcase your writing skills and to sell yourself more directly than a resume. The purpose of a cover letter is to convey a specific message, which generates interest in you as a person and increases your chances of getting an interview. Cover letters are personalized and the content should reflect your objective and interest in that particular employer. Cover letters are generally organized into 3 or 4 paragraphs:
First paragraph: Introduce yourself.
Explain why you are writing by indicating in which position you are interested. You may also reference how you learned about the company or opening position (newspaper ad, mutual contact, website, etc.). If you are interested in an internship, indicate such in the first paragraph and include the semester you hope to intern (i.e. “summer internship in the marketing department”).
Second paragraph: Demonstrate your knowledge of the open position and the company. Sell yourself. The second, and sometimes third, paragraph(s) should address the employer’s needs. The needs of the employer are the skills that an employer lists as requirements for a particular position. Highlight and expand upon a few of your accomplishments from your resume, but do not simply restate your resume. You may choose to mention skills or personal characteristics that are not included in your resume. State with confidence, in assertive but pleasant language, that your demonstrated skills would be beneficial to the employer. Demonstrate knowledge you may have about the position or company (i.e. “I am impressed with ABC’s steady growth and commitment to customer service.”).
Last paragraph: Close the letter in a friendly and professional manner.
This closing paragraph should thank the employer for his or her time and consideration and also indicate an active means in which you will follow up. (i.e. “I will contact you next week to confirm receipt of these materials.”). You may also directly ask for an interview.
If you are applying for an out-of-state position, state your travel plans and availability for interviewing (i.e. “I will be traveling to Boston on November 10-15, and I would be delighted to meet with you during that time, at your convenience.”). It is also a good idea to comment on your interest in relocating (i.e. “After graduation, I will be relocating to the Denver area.”).
Finally, avoid letters that are too long or stray from your major theme. To ensure high quality of cover letters, proofread several times for content and grammar, and seek feedback from a career counselor. An error on a cover letter or resume may indicate to an employer that you are not a detail-oriented person.
Each cover letter is unique to each person’s background and objective and to the needs of the employer. The samples provided and the information above is intended to serve as a guideline for students creating their own cover letters. Students are discouraged from copying the exact wording of the sample letters.