I haven't found my answer, please make this public for all to view. thanks
yes continue the search and leave my question open to public
no rush, I just want my resume/cover letter to look the best it can, and id like some insight on what further education or experience I can do that might help my chances in this competitive field. thanks
Did you get a chance to answer my question yet?
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please keep my question open I am sure someone has skills to help me with my resume, and give advice! thanks
Hello, I am a career counselor and would be willing to help with your resume and cover letter. I will download the attachments and get to work on them promptly. I should be able to send you updated copies of the resume and cover letter by later this evening. I will be in touch as soon as I check them out.
I'm very sorry it took a while to connect with you and get you an answer. I have been on vacation and didn't answer any questions while away. Again I apologize. I took a look at your cover letter and feel that you most likely need to start with a cover letter format and then fill in your information. The following link will connect you to a great article that can help you take the information you have any help it flow better and sound more professional.
The link is: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/coverlettersamples/a/coverlettsample.htm
Also there are several samples included where you can compare your letter to those written as samples. I also have a format suggestion for your resume. If have linked you to a ton of resume formats for Microsoft office.
The link is: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/results.aspx?qu=resumes&ex=2&av=all
From what I can see your resume just needs to be tweaked a bit in format and then several things added. The first thing you need to do is write an objective for the top of your resume. The objective is basically why you want to be in law enforcement and why you are the best choice for the job. The objective should get the attention of there human resources person who is reading the resumes. The next suggestion is to not use any and yes I mean any abbreviations in your resume. This has been a way that human resource people decide if a resume will continue on or be trashed along the way. Another suggestion is to remove the references. Human resources people will contact you for reference information. At the bottom of your resume you should list "references available upon request" which will have the person in charge of hiring will make telephone contact with you. The goal of a resume and cover letter is to get people to recognize your name and want to know more about you. So the more they say or see your name the better. This might be through phone calls, emails, or snail mail contact. One other thing that needs to be change is you should list your work experience from the most recent to the job you had the longest ago. Also be sure to include a supervisors name and full contact information for each place you were employed. Another tip for resumes is to be sure all information is complete and correct. You can find most information needed online or in your past records.
I hope this helps you find your way into law enforcement. Please don't hesitate to ask any follow up questions you have I will be happy to answer in a quick reply.
Have you had a chance to look over my recommendations? If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask.