Mini Cover Letter

Learn to use Mini Cover Letters to replace any content you may use at all when sending LinkedIn Invites.

In general, the outline will be 3 blocks of info or paragraphs:

  • Introduction
  • Body of presentation of who you are
  • Why are you connecting

1: Dear xyz

2: LinkedIn Headline + {Variable content} depending on situation / context.

3: I’would like to be in your Recruiting Network for current or future opportunities.

4. Regards,


Overall, the Mini Cover Letter can not exceed 300 characters. Use Letter Count to make measurements and editing

1, 3 & 4 are standard. Paragraph 3 may vary if you are connecting regarding an application.

The Job Search Process

What Actions Steps you must take to execute a sucesful Job Hunt?

For several years I have tried to best explain the game, using different analogies. But none of the work well. This Year 2019 I have a new scheme to test out and see if the message get across.


Nicolas Aguero

Headline

Ingeniero de Ventas Industriales con 4 años de experiencia Combustibles y Lubricantes, y 2 en Materiales y Equipos de Soldadura.

Summary

Ingeniero Industrial 2005, 6+ años de experiencia en gestión de ventas, Atención al Cliente, planificación, programación y logística de transporte, adquisición de bienes, contratación de obras y servicios, procesos industriales y seguridad industrial. Rut 26.481.137-6, nicoagueroheller@gmail.com +56 9 4987 0192. Disponible para cualquier Region.

Experiencia en Combustibles, Lubricantes y Equipos y Materiales de Soldadura. Versátil, con orientación al cliente, negociación positiva, alto rendimiento, acostumbrando a trabajar bajo presión de metas y Objetivos, trabajo en equip, de facil adaptación al cambio,y disponible a viajar.

Dominio Intermedio de Windows Office, Excel, Project, SAP. Inglés básico.

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Pablo Arimany

Headline

General Manager, 18+ years experience in Paper, Packing & Construction Materials, and 7+ year in HydroElectric Generation Projects.

Summary

Searching General Management positions or Business Division Level where I can contribute with my 26+ years experience directing manufacturing companies in the paper industry, aggregates and power generation with commercial operations in Guatemala, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean;

The companies I have worked for have reached and exceeded targets as a result of team work, selecting, training, individually developing and assigning the best people for each job, creating a work environment where there is harmony, respect and professional ethics.

  • Mechanical Engineer, LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, Bethlehem, PA, USA, 1988
  • MBA in marketing, ESEADE, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, 1994

Experience

Hidroelectrica Pacayas: June 2011 – Current

General Manager of a 5 MW hydroelectric power plant

3 USD Million Sales. Direct line of report: 1 Production Manager, 1 Finance Manager, 1 Public & Social RelationsManager. Total Manpower: 16

  • Start of the project from zero with management of licenses, permits, negotiation of the power sale contract (PPA), financing, design, relations with neighboring farms, communities, institutional relations, construction and start up of operations on March 25, 2015
  • Zero work stoppages from the start of construction to date, which are often the result of problems generated by inadequate communication and relationship with the communities in the area.

Grupo Progreso: September 1992 – May 2011

Agregados de Centro America, S. A. (Agreca): December 2009 – May 2011

General Manager of an Aggregates factory for the Construction Industry.

8 plants in Guatemala, 1 in Honduras and 1 in Panama. 40 USD Million Sales. Direct line of report: 1 Production Manager, 1 Sales Manager, 1 Sales Manager, 1 Finance Manager, 1 HHRR Manager, 1 Public & Social Relations Manager, and 1 Warehouse Head. Total Manpower: 150

  • Received the company with losses and bring it to positive earnings in the first year of management
  • Improved relationships and service with customers. Managed key clients.
  • An aggregates contract was reached in the construction of the Panama Canal as part of the general pool of providers.

Samcarsa de México, S.A. C.V.: March 2002 – December 2009

Joint Venture General Manager (25% Management Time):

Assigned in 25% in of my management time, to build a factory in Mexico as part of Sacos del Atlántico, S.A. where we had a mexican partner. I was in charge of assembling it, and once it was up and running, I hired a local manager, and continue working in 10% of my time as an external advisor until December 2009.

  • Promotion in the investment of a new multiwall paper bags factory in Mexico was accomplished with Mexican partners.
  • Running simultaneously the companies in Mexico and Guatemala, traveling a week per month during the period of growth and stabilization of the production and sales.
  • Managed Key Clients

Samcarsa Guatemala, later Sacos del Atlantico: September 1992 – December 2009

General Manager (75% a 90% Management Time)

Joint Venture between Arimany Group & Cementos Progreso for manufacturing of multi wall paper bags for the cement, lime, flour and seed industries in Central America and the Caribbean. Sales Volume around 20 USD MM. Arimany Group sold its shares to Cementos Progreso in 2003. Direct line of report: 1 Production Manager, 1 Sales Manager, 1 Finance Manager, 1 HHRR Manager, and 1 Warehouse Head. Total Manpower: 85

  • From being a smallest company of the area, I made it the largest, most modern and efficient in Central America and the Caribbean. From 1,992 to 2,009 sales increased from 24MM to 103MM of bags
  • Reduced paper waste from 12% to 1.5%
  • Increased 137% productivity per worker
  • Glue savings in 50%
  • Increase Sales Volume by 329%
  • 7% above average profits in this industry in the world market.
  • Business / Commercial expansion to Central America & Caribbean. Alway managing key clients.
  • Leading supplier of multi wall paper bags for Cementos Progreso and Cemex in Central America and the Caribbean.
  • Created the management foundations which allowed “Sacos del Atlantico” obtained for several consecutive years the award “Best Place to Work” in Guatemala.

Fábrica de Equipos, S.A. (Equipment Factory): July 1990 – August 1992

General Manager of an Arimany Group Workshop that gave maintenance services and manufacture of equipment for the paper mills. 3 USD million Sales. Direct line of report: 1 Production Manager, 1 Warehouse head, 1 Accountant, and 1 HHRR Manager. Total Manpower: 120

Papeles Elaborados, S.A. (Elaborated Papers): July 1990 – June 1998

Production Supervisor of a Recycling paper factory in Guatemala that used to belong to Arimany Group and then later sold to Kimberly Clark. 25 direct people in the line of report.

Hector Monterroso

Headline

Finance & Business Development Commercial Manager: 8 years in HydroPower/LNG, 4 in Agroindustry and 2 in Construccion

Summary

Financial executive with 10+ years experience in large regional companies in Central America in Energy and Agro-industry, and Construction.

Experience in Financing, Budget Control, Debt management & Operating Expenses of infrastructure projects, OPEX, investment profitability analysis, treasury and accounting.

Creative, analytical and highly diligent. I have lead teams based on win / win principles, fellowship, trust and honesty. Focused on long-term results with solid working principles of strategic & financial planning.

I am a Public Accountant /Auditor with an MBA and Law Degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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Rebeca Penalver

Analista Financiero de Nominas, Coordinador RRHH, Beneficios, Bienestar Social, Eventos y Servicios de Comedor. Licenciado en Administración Comercial 2012, Diplomando en Administracion de Negocios por el IESA 2014, Bilingüe Ingles/Español. Permiso Laboral Tiempo Parcial para 20 horas en Madrid. Cursando actualmente Certificado en Gestión de Recursos Humanos en el Instituo Aranda de Formación. rebecapenalvers@gmail.com   +34 617 13 2766

  • 5+ años de experiencia en Forecasting Costos de Manpower
  • 4+ años en Procesamiento y Contabilidad de Nominas
  • 3+ años en Administración de Beneficios y Acuerdos Laborales.
  • 3+ años supervisando servicios de comedores industriales.
  • 2+ gerenciando eventos corporativos

Capacidad de Resolucion de Problemas, Multitasking, Capacidad de Trabajo en Equipo, Buena Comunicación, y Alta Capacidad de adaptación. Dominio de Microsoft Office, SAP, Software de Nominas, CSTime.

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Cover Letters

Theory & Structure

The Definition: Probably there are thousands of definitions of what a Cover Letter is. Mine, mimics the mental process a Recruiter/Headhunter goes when receiving an application or Resume/CV and has to make a decision of weather or not to process the Candidate against the posted position. Maybe the type of Cover Letter I am going to talk about is not really a Cover Letter, but since there are so many definitions of what such a document is, who cares about me developing a new one?. What is important is weather or not it produce results.

The Cover Letters I help to developed can be used as LinkedIn Summary, as Personal Presentation in a formal Open Interviews, as a Template for generating specific Custom Cover Letters or as General Guideline for answering questions in Closed Interview environments without getting out of Focus.

If you search “Cover Letter” on Google you will find thousands of inputs. In fact you will find 89 Million Results. In what follows, I will present my personal view on this matter and how I plan to solve it.

Recruiters, Headhunters, Agencies talk about something call “Match, FIT, Short List” … Well that is just a an equivalent term for Soft Qualitative Correlation.!!! And that is exactly the business scope of Cover Letters: To generate mind correlation.

Doing a Statistical Numerical Correlation is a Piece of Cake if you are good at numbers and have basic knowledge of statistical theory since the problem is numerical data driven.

But doing a Correlation on Soft Qualitative Variables like the ones contained on your Profile/Resume/CV is another history since the Correlation must be made against the requirements of a given Job Post at which you may be applying.

Maria Isabel Luis

Civil Engineer/Associate Degree In Petroleum,  8+ years experience in the oil and gas industry: 4 as Proposals / Bidding /Civil Works Coordinator and 4 as Reservoir Technical Assistant. European Passport, Living in Spain since 2017, currently working in Tech Sales as I moved from Latam, but searching to move into Oil & Gas or Industrial Sales across Europe, Middle East & Africa. +34 645 31 23 54 mluis24@gmail.com

  • Civil Engineering, Humbolt University, Venezuela, 2010
  • Occupational Safety Specialization, Buenos Aires University, 2011
  • Oil Production Technician, New Professions Institute, Caracas, 2002

Proactive, responsible, honest, committed, team work oriented, able to easily integrate with work teams, goal oriented.

SAP MM Oil & Gas, Autocad, Oil Field Manager, Neuralog, Neuramap, MS Excel, MS Power Point, MS Word, MS Project, Outlook, Internet, Photoshop Light room, Adobe Acrobat Standard.

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Fernando Padron

Especialista Retail Supermercados, Franquicias Cadenas Fast Food, y
Ferreterias: Experiencia  en Comportamiento  del  Consumidor, Investigacion de  Mercados, medición cuantitativa, elaboración de manuales de operaciones, estudios de Factibilidad Económica de Nuevos Negocios. Bilingüe Ingles Español. R.U.T. 26.577.189-0, residenciado en Lord Cochrane, Santiago Centro, Chile  fernandoapfx@gmail.com  +56 (9490)0161

Experiencia en Planificación  Estratégica , Construcción  de  Planes  de  Negocios, Proyecciones  Operativas,  Elaboración  y  Control  de  Proyectos y Presupuestos, Elaboración de cuenta de resultados a nivel analítico. Auditoria Administrativa, Gestión y Análisis  de  Estados  Financieros Experiencia Contable, Recursos  Humanos.

Experiencia en Selección y Evaluacion de Personal por Competenias y en la elaboración de planes de adiestramiento y técnicas para la motivación de equipos y técnicas de orientación al Logro

  • Capacidad de Liderazgo y Habilidad para coordinar Equipos de Trabajo
  • Orientado a los retos profesionales y personales.
  • Habilidades para Presentaciones Orales Efectivas
  • Capacidad de adaptación y flexibilidad ante situaciones cambiantes
  • Desarrollo de Planes de Carrera y Entrenamiento de Personal de Tiendas.  Desarrollo de nuevos Gerentes y Supervisores en nuevas tiendas en aperturas
  • Desarrollo de Cursos, Talleres y Programas de mejora continua para Gerentes y Empleados
  • Desarrollo de  Indicadores de Gestión de Inventarios y para el manejo y toma de decisiones en las operaciones de tiendas
  • 92% de excelencia sostenido por 3 años en las auditorias externas en las operaciones de retail y cines.
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Jose Mora

Especialista en Logistica / Ventas Farmaceuticas: 10+ años experiencia en Gestión de Inventarios, Almacenes, Distribución y 5+ años en ventas, manejo de clientes, marketing, promociónes. Residenciado en Luis Rodríguez Velasco 4717, Las Condes, Santiago de Chile. RUT: 25.785.792-1. : +56 962723045 jose_mora76@hotmail.com

  • Licenciado en Ciencias Administrativas y Gerenciales Mención Logística. Universidad Tecnológica del Centro (UNITEC), 2009.
  • Diplomado en Gestión de Logística Empresarial y Cadena de Suministro. Universidad José Antonio Páez, 2015.

Experiencia en Organizacion, Supervision y Liderazgo de Grupos de Trabajo, Relaciones Interpersonales, Negociacion, adaptación a nuevos ambientes laborales y trabajo bajo presión. Alta motivación  al  logro de objetivos, creatividad y responsabilidad.

Manejo de SAP, Internet, y Programas Microsoft Office, Access Usuario, Microsoft Excel (Nivel Intermedio), Plataformas GPS, Truck, y Pronexo.

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