1527 Rivermead, Toronto, ON, M3J 1Z4
Cel. (xxx) 718-5285 — Net: email@example.com
Fashion Designer position with a dynamic fashion-forward company where I can apply my unique combination of fashion design training and retail market knowledge and experience to produce collections of fresh, beautiful, and marketable women’s wear. As a result of a decade studying and working in the fashion industry, I am now ready to apply my formal education in design and fashion.
STRENGTHS – SKILLS – ABILITIES
Excellent understanding of the garment design and manufacturing process; from the garment conceptualization stage, through the pattern drafting phase, to final garment assembly. Strong fashion and color sense with the ability to create and adapt designs to changing market conditions. Significant ability to interpret client requirements and create designs that pinpoint their target market. Good knowledge of fabrics, and the ability to choose the best match between garment design and fabric. Proven ability to translate client garment design requirements into design illustrations using leading design software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Equally adept at performing as a project team member or working independently, depending on the nature of the project at hand.
Sales and Design Consultant, Montauk Sofas Inc., Toronto (2012-2015)
Responsibilities include: helping clients design their living space, consulting with interior designers, working with buyers and suppliers in selecting fabrics and colors, developing print media ad campaigns, participating with team in developing design ideas, and performing client sales and service.
Specialist Advisor, Designer Womenswear, Holts Ltd., Toronto (2010-2011)
Responsible for direct client sales, organizing promotional events and merchandizing high-end designer collections including: Miu Miu, Philosophy, Alberta Ferretti, Strenesse, Gucci, Calvin Klein.
Sales Consultant, Designer Womenswear, Holts Ltd., Toronto (2008-2009)
Assessed client lifestyle and personality and made direct sales of designer lines including: Prada, Jil Sander, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, Sonia Rykiel.
Retail Sales Consultant, Various Fashion Retailers, Toronto (2006-2008)
Learned the basics of the retail merchandise business by performing direct client sales and service of high-end merchandise for various brand name retailers including: Gianni Versace, Sisley, and La Senza.
EDUCATION – TRAINING – KNOWLEDGE
Fashion Design Certification (A.E.C.), Lasalle College, Toronto (2011-2013). Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design), York University, Toronto (1999-2001). Languages: Fluent in English and French. Working knowledge of Italian.
OTHER INTERESTS AND PASSIONS
Interests outside of the fashion design world include: cooking, restaurants, fitness, reading, dogs, antiques, old books, museums, dancing, and people watching.
|General reference letters are often used to confirm that an individual was employed in a specific position during a particular period of time. Unlike recommendation letters, reference letters are usually written as a simple statement of fact without any assessment of the individual’s performance or personal characteristics. Because they are “To Whom It May Concern” general reference letters, they should not go into detailed assessments of the person, although general statements can sometimes be made, depending on the purpose of the letter; as per the sample below.
|(print Reference Letter on corporate letterhead or standard paper) May 25, 20xx
To Whom It May Concern:
Teaching Reference – Mario Suarez
Mario Suarez taught mathematics at Mountain Ridge High School during the second semester of the 20xx-xx school year. He took over from another teacher and on very short notice did a credible job of teaching classes in Calculus, Computer Math, Trigonometry, and Algebra. In total, he taught these subjects to six different classes. He showed a good grasp of the material and was able to develop excellent rapport with his students. He was one of the most popular teachers.
Unfortunately, due to declining enrollment there is a surplus of tenured teachers at our school for the coming school year and we will not be able to rehire Mario. We will truly miss him.
Mario is a high energy self-starter who quickly assumes responsibility and is not afraid to face new challenges and situations. He is also very personable. Not only did he get along well with his students but also with the faculty. He was quick to fit in with an “older” staff and was readily accepted by them.
As Vice-Principal, I would very definitely rehire Mario Suarez, given the opportunity. I therefore can recommend that he should be seriously considered for any similar teaching position.
|(print Recommendation Letter on company letterhead paper) 1705 Northridge Road
El Paso, TX 79850
April 20, 20xx
University of Texas Medical Branch
Department of Occupational Therapy
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555
Dear Ms. Marchant:
I have been asked to provide my assessment of Karen Strange in support of her application to your Occupational Therapy program. As requested in your guidelines, I am submitting this to you directly without the intervention of the applicant.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Karen Strange for approximately three years. During that time she has worked for me as both my Personal Assistant and and in parallel with that, as Manager of the Insurance and Shipping departments at Kranston Collectibles Inc. As my assistant, she is required to perform numerous administrative tasks, as well as dealing with customers and supervising the company’s rare objects inventory. In her shipping management job, Ms. Strange is responsible for carefully insuring and shipping expensive rare object shipments. In performing these jobs, she has consistently demonstrated that she is a well-organized, efficient, reliable, and responsible individual.
Ms. Strange has demonstrated numerous strengths that I believe will support her in a career as an Occupational Therapist. She is a highly dedicated employee who is able to work under extreme pressure and tight deadlines with calmness and composure. She has the ability to focus on a task and follow it through diligently until it is properly completed. Her level of integrity is beyond reproach. Working in the rare objects business she understands how important it is to respect the privacy of her clients, an attribute that I am sure will also be helpful when dealing with clients in the field of Occupational Therapy. Karen is always punctual and has excellent computer and verbal communication skills. She is well-respected by both her clients and co-workers and is known for her strong leadership skills. Ms. Strange also has an outstanding ability to deal with different types of people and customers on a one-to-one basis, and she also works well in group situations.
As detailed above, I believe that Karen Strange is an exceptional employee who exceeds expectations in just about every area imaginable. She is highly motivated, constantly striving to get better. For example, the one area where she needed some improvement was in her written communication skills. So on her own, she registered in college and has been taking evening courses to improve her writing skills. In my opinion, Karen’s work ethic, coupled with her ongoing efforts towards self-improvement, give her unlimited potential in just about any field she may choose, including Occupational Therapy.
Ms. Strange also has excellent interpersonal skills. On a regular basis she was required to interact with management, co-workers and those reporting to her and always did so with tact and diplomacy. Whether it was collaboration on a project, a presentation, or a rare objects show, in each circumstance, her style of relating to her peers and her interpersonal skills in general were exceptional. Sarah is a kind, warmhearted, and generous individual who has the intuitive ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of people and situations. She also has the capacity to lead and take charge of a group. On the other hand, she has no problem stepping into the background and working effectively from there when it is the best approach for a particular situation. Above all, Karen Strange is highly respected, admired and liked by her peers and is therefore a pleasure to work with.
Accordingly, without reservation, I am pleased to be able to recommend Karen Strange as someone who I believe will be an excellent addition to your Occupational Therapy program. Please feel free to contact me by phone at xxx-xxx-xxxx if you require any further information. Sincerely,