2012 Graduated from Tippen H.S. (I was in top 10 percent of class.)
2012 BS from Bradley University with major in marketing
2012 to present Enrolled part time in MBA program at present the University
2. Criticize these sentences from cover messages: (LO5)
a. Please consider this my application for any position for which my training and
experience qualify me.
b. Mr. Jerry Bono of your staff has told me about a vacancy in your loan department
for which I would like to apply.
c. I am that accountant you described in your advertisement in today’s Times-Record.
d. I want to work for you!
a) A traditional type of beginning—routine—but it’s too general and doesn’t aim for
a particular type of work.
b) Use of an employee’s name can be an attention getter.
Sentences Presenting Selling Points
a. From 2010–2014 I attended Bradley University where I took courses leading to a BS
degree with a major in finance.
b. I am highly skilled in trading corporate bonds as a result of three years spent in the
New York office of Collins, Bragg, and Weaver.
c. For three years (2011–2014) I was in the loan department at Bank One.
d. My two strongest qualifications for this job are my personality and gift of
a) The statement is too general. What courses were taken, and how do they qualify
the writer for the job?