Engineer Trainee Applications are being accepted from current state employees, cover letter for teachers assistant with no experience eligible for reinstatement based on prior permanent competitive service, and candidates on an eligible list for the position. Candidates on the eligible list for the position MUST include the list title and score received in a cover letter. Reinstatement Eligible – Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis. Transfer Eligible – One year of permanent competitive service in a title designated as appropriate for transfer in accordance with Section 70.
AND one year of full-time engineering experience as listed below. Qualifying experience: One year of full-time experience in sanitary, public health or environmental engineering. If you do not obtain your FE by the end of the second year of the traineeship, you will be terminated from your position. Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. If you are on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.
Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview. Letters of recommendation differ based on who writes them and for what purpose. Getting a job, winning an award, child adoption, court hearing, etc.
These distinctions are not carved in stone. Professors often write letters aimed at helping students secure employment. Employers often write letters to help current or former employees gain admission to academic programs. Whether you are laid off or leave your job on your own accord a letter of recommendation from your employer can be a valuable tool for finding a new job. Such a letter is often preferable to listing your supervisor and his or her phone number on your resume. Importantly, obtaining a written letter also gives you insight into how your former employer perceives you– on balance either favorably or unfavorably.
With this information in hand you can spotlight a good reference or downplay a poor one. Letters of recommendation are required for acceptance to the vast majority of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Often applicants must provide three or more letters. Character reference letters are a special category of recommendation because they are usually written by friends, neighbors or relatives. These letters meet a variety of non-employment and non-academic related needs. Everything from gaining memberships and winning awards to child custody and adoptions. Character reference letters can also be useful in job seeking.
You not only need the letter, you need it to be as effective as possible. So it’s important to plan your request. These guidelines apply to both supervisors and teachers. Keep in mind that if you’ve been working in Payroll but want a new career in Marketing, a letter from the Sales Manager of your old company will carry more weight than one from the Accounting Manager. Also, the higher up the writer the more clout the letter will carry.
For example, a letter of recommendation from a full professor is more valuable than one from an assistant professor. Situations vary, but the more time you can allow for receiving your letter the better. As a general rule request your letter at least a month or two in advance. Always be forthright when requesting a letter of recommendation. Explain exactly why the letter is needed and its importance to you. Lead up to the request if possible. It is easier and better for all involved to politely say no when any of these conditions are not met.
While it’s true that the more personalized a letter of recommendation is the more effective it will probably be. And it’s true that writing a letter, any letter, involves a certain amount of creativity. It’s also true that in terms of their underlying dynamics, what they cover and how they are organized– letters of recommendation are almost always the same. In other words, good recommendation letters are highly formulaic.
Additionally, if you are unfamiliar with the conventions of business letter writing, be sure to review the suggestions shown here. The reader of your letter will most likely have read hundreds of recommendations before, and will have only limited time to devote to it. The business reader will have the applicant’s resume. The academic reader will have the applicant’s transcript and his or her standardized test scores. Additionally, both types of readers will have the opportunity to interview their respective candidate. What they need from you are four things. Insights into the candidate’s personal dimensions.