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Review of a resume and covering letter

Post by Echoes » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:29 pm

Hello everyone,

I am applying for a job in UK and I would like to ask you for some advice. I wrote a resume and a covering letter but I would like to know if the grammar and spelling seems correct to you.


Urban Planner with international experiences on various revitalization / development projects. I am seeking opportunities to use and expand my skills in the service of planning organizations.

Master of Urban Planning and International Cooperation
GRENOBLE TOWN PLANNING INSTITUTE, University of Grenoble, France
Bachelor of Science in Geography

➢ Aptitude to elaborate urban analysis and identify key strengths/weaknesses of urban areas
➢ Capacity to provide development / urban design proposals
➢ Ability to prepare strategic & operational planning documents
➢ Competency to communicate efficiently with the public & to involve residents in the projects
Computer Skills
➢ AutoCAD
➢ ArcGIS, MapInfo
➢ Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign
➢ Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Language skills
➢ French - Native
➢ English - Fluent
➢ Spanish – Basics

Project Manager Assistant (Internship)
➢ Conducted a Vision Study on the revitalization of blighted urban areas
➢ Created a SWOT analysis of the area
➢ Organized public meeting & workshops
➢ Developed a strategic plan with development recommendations & Funding Opportunities
Brownfield Lands Development Study
PLANNING SCHOOL WORKSHOP in association with the city of Sfax, Tunisia
➢ Gathered relevant information & studies
➢ Undertook site survey and mapping
➢ Conducted interviews with residents and local government representatives
➢ Designed development recommendations
Urban Planner / Designer (Internship)
➢ Became acquainted with Chinese Urban Planning System
➢ Produced development proposals for the Qian Hai Project
➢ Conducted Research on urban renewal in urban villages
➢ Designed informative posters
Urban Study on West Grenoble Neighborhoods
PLANNING SCHOOL WORKSHOP in association with the city of Grenoble
➢ Assisted the implementation of a complete urban study
➢ Created recommendation to improve mobility in the neighborhood
➢ Created urban design proposals for the waterfront
GIS Assistant (Internship)
DREAL Limousin (Regional delegation of French Environment, Planning & Housing Ministry)
➢ Updated data in geodatabases
➢ Conducted spatial analysis

Architecture & Historical Buildings / International geopolitics and global issues / Drawing & Music / Sports


Dear Sir or Madam

I am writing to apply for the position of Graduate Planner, as advertised on your company’s website.
I recently graduated with honours in town planning from the University of Grenoble, France and I am very interested in pursuing a career with your organization. I see your vacancy as a unique opportunity to gain experience and make a useful contribution to your company’s operations.

During my studies, I have developed a solid background of knowledge in town planning. My courses included social and economic diagnosis of urban territories, residential and commercial planning, economic development planning, urban regeneration, land-use planning and transportation planning. I also worked on small and large-scale development projects. While doing an internship with the Urban Planning and Design Institute of Shenzhen in China, I was involved in an important urban development project. I contributed to the masterplan and other zoning documents for the project. I discovered new practices of urban planning in a foreign context that strengthened my capacities of adaptation to different working environments. In November 2012, I attend a school workshop in Sfax, Tunisia. With a group of student, I produced a guiding document for the regeneration of brownfield areas in the city. During my graduation internship, I had the opportunity to improve my skills in the field of urban revitalization. I create a vision study for a blighted inner-city area in Cincinnati, USA. Through research and public hearings, I was able to identify the weaknesses of the area and I established a strategic development plan for the area. Thanks to these experiences, I developed creative and operative skills.

I am confident that my skills and experience will be beneficial to your company and to those you serve.
I am a reliable and organized person that can provide strategic and operational documents in time. I have proven interpersonal and team skills, having work with different group of professional planners and residents in different countries. I tend to have a multidisciplinary approach to my work and I am always willing to learn.

Knowing that a simple covering letter cannot be enough to present my motivations, I remain entirely at your disposal for more information or for an interview.

Thank you for your consideration

Yours faithfully,

Thank you for your time. I would truly appreciate if you could give me some feedback.

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Re: Review of a resume and covering letter

Post by Echoes » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:27 pm

Anyone ? please

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