I know this is still a mess right now, which is why I'm asking for help from all of you! I'd really appreciate any suggestions you could give me. In particular, I need help with relating my work experience (which, to be frank, has been a bunch of clerical jobs - nothing terribly relevant to teaching). I'd also appreciate any other critique, though. Thanks in advance! Cover Letter: (Name and contact info centered at top - letterhead) June 12, 2007 The School District of X County Recruitment and Retention Address City, State ZIP Code Dear Name: I am writing to express my interest in working for The School District of X County. After spending several years working in the corporate sector, I am now preparing to make the transition to teaching. I have recently been awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from X University and an Official Statement of Status of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Education. I am enthusiastic and personable, and my passion for my field provides me with a strong foundation from which to encourage discourse that is both interesting and relevant. Additionally, through my extensive experience in working to meet the needs of others, I have acquired strong interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills, which I feel will facilitate a smooth transition as I gain experience as an educator. Thank you in advance for your consideration. I would love the opportunity to speak with you in person, or by telephone, to discuss how I can contribute to the school district in the 2007-2008 academic year. Sincerely, My Name Resume: (Again, name and contact centered at top on letterhead.) Profile I am a recent graduate transitioning to a teaching career through the Alternative Certification Program. Education & Certification June, 2007 Florida Department of Education Tallahassee, FL •Official Statement of Status of Eligibility •English grades 6-12 May, 2007 X University X City, FL •B.A. in English, with a minor in Political Science •Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society •MAC Award for Outstanding Student, College of Arts and Letters, 2007 May, 1999 X High School X City, NM •High School Diploma – College Preparatory institution •Listed in “Who’s Who Among American High School Students” Employment History January, 2005-Present X Company X City, FL Executive Assistant •Administrative duties for company President •Travel, meeting, and event coordination •Research •Phones and other general clerical work January, 2004-December, 2004 X Company X City, FL Receptionist •Phones and other general clerical work •Human Resources administration •Accounts payable •Travel, meeting, and event coordination April, 2002-December, 2003 X Company X City, OK Inside Sales Representative •Sales of pest control services •Appointment-setting for prospective sales of termite control services •Light clerical and computer work August, 2001-April, 2002 X Company X City, OK Entertainment Consultant •Fielding sales and service calls from satellite television subscribers •Researching and correcting billing and service discrepancies •Customer retention and problem-solving August, 2000-May, 2001 X Company X City, OK Buyer/Planner •Purchasing and inventory control •Accounting and implementation/administration of accounting procedures •Telephone and internet research; other clerical duties Personal Interests Reading, writing, amateur photography, travel.