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Hello , My name is James Carroll. I am a twenty four year old male
who is graduating from college in May. I have a four year degree in politics,
education, and sociology. It is called an "Individualized Major" and the title
of it is "Educational Advocacy." The career field I am interested in is the
resort industry, more particularly something to do with dealing with a youth
program within the resort. Youth programs at a resort or on a cruise would be
ideal however I would also be happy working at a resort and working my way
through the ranks. If you would like to see my resume, provide me with your
email and I will send it as All Experts doesn't allow attachments. Right now I
just need some direction in writing an effective cover letter as well as
finding possible employers to contact and send my application package. I
appreciate your time.

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Mr. Carroll,

Have you worked EVER at a resort or within a youth program? If not, this would be where I suggest you begin looking for internship and/or mentors in this career field.

It doesn't matter what your major is in college, it is going to be VERY challenging to open doors in a career field that you have NEVER worked before without having a mentor and/or someone in the industry that can refer you to opportunities.

I would suggest, if you are not already doing so, to connect with Youth Camp Directors NOW to start building relationships and hopefully get a foot in the door of this career field.

I hope this helps!

Torski Dobson-Arnold
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I can answer questions in regards to resume development, career transition, career planning, salary negotiation, the interview process, networking in a job fair/trade show environment, telephone screening and practically answer issue as it relates to career planning. With 10 years of being on the front lines of the applicant and recruitment process as a strategic human resources professional, I have the "insider track" to what sparks the interests of hiring managers to what top ten things you need to avoid when applying for new opportunities.

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NAAAHR (National Association of African-Americans in HR) NRWA (National Resume Writers Association) AORCP (Association of Online Resume and Career Professionals) SHRM (Society of Human Resources Management)

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