In April I accepted a position as Assistant Co-ordinator for a Distance Education Network that provids access to education and training opportunities in remote locations.

As it happens the Site Co-ordinator will be taking maternity leave for a year starting next month. I have been training to replace her since August but have been recently advised that I will have to formally go through the 'application process' from resume submission to interview. The HO has known this since June but has only now decided to do an internal/external posting of the position.

I know that without resume assistance I can make it to the interview by virtue of the experience I have, however, there are several other 'assistants' in neighbouring communities that have considerable more time invested as employees. There is also the added incentive of more than double the current assistant wage which would also work to ease relocation concerns.

My background is rooted in more than 15 years of business ownership and management and more recently in academics with 3yrs of university and adult education and training.

How do I approach a promotion position in my resume and cover?
I've never seen a sample or template that adresses this. It may turn out to be office politics but why chance it?

I lost 5 years of employment due to illness and absolutley love this job but will have to find a different FT position if I'm passed over.

Any help or suggestions or assistance would be greatfully appreciated.

Thanks in advance, kath

HMac's picture

kath -

* Treat it with all the preparation and care you would if you were an outsider.

* Don't cut any corners because you think they know you.

* If you're obviously outworking and outpreparing other candidates, that may be enough to swing the decision your way if it's close.

* Don't cut any corners!

* Are you SURE your resume is strong enough? Just because you're sure you'll get the interview, don't write off how powerful the resume can be - it can reinforce you, and if somebody doesn't show up to interview you (or something like that), your resume may have to be strong enough to stand on it's own.

* State the obvious in your cover letter: that you've been training for this position, that you're excited by the challenge, and that your experience is directly applicable to their needs in the following specific ways...

* Have I mentioned - don't cut corners? :lol:

Best of luck,