What is this course and how will it benefit you?
Cover letters are as important as your resume. Why? Because they are the key to getting you an interview. Only the cover letter contains the "call to action" for an interview. Rarely is a person ever hired based on their resume alone. This course will teach you how to write a cover letter that will improve your odds of getting to the interview phase of your career search. Here is what I will cover in this course.
Throughout my career, I have written my own resumes and cover letters, as well as reviewed hundreds for the positions I hired. I speak from both personal experience and as that of a hiring manager.
About the instructor
The CEO interview had everything to do with my cover letter.
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What am I going to get from this course?
Who is the target audience?
Chief Executive Officer, Bob Baird, IGP, CRM, PMP
Prior to assuming his current role as CEO for ARMA International in July of 2015, Bob Baird most served as the chief information officer of United Educators, a member-owned insurance company that provides liability coverage and risk management services to more than 1,200 U.S. non-profit colleges, universities, and independent and public K-12 schools. Promoted to CIO, Baird had authority over a 31-person staff, a $2.3 million budget and enterprise-wide IT operations. He joined United Educators in 2004 as director/assistant vice president of risk management and later served as assistant vice president of IT.
Baird also had a 20-year career with the U.S. Navy, where his extensive record of service included a role as a comptroller for the submarine force in the Navy’s Pacific Fleet and as the CFO for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, the largest acquisition program in the history of the Department of Defense.
Baird holds a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University and a master’s of science degree from The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. He also has earned a graduate certificate in knowledge management from George Washington University, an executive MBA certificate from the University of Virginia and certification as an Information Governance Professional, a Certified Records Manager, a Project Management Professional and as an Associate Business Continuity Planner.