Applying A Training Program Developer and Technical Writer Position


Dear Mr. Smith,

As soon as I saw your announcement for a Training Program Developer and Technical Writer, I thought my experience in manufacturing in Alabama might make me a perfect match for you. Said another way, I wish I had the benefit of AIDT-trained employees in my plants. Thinking about AIDT’s immediate future, I wanted to meet your needs, our employers’ needs, and the needs of people seeking to enter the workforce. I have covered the details in the attached resume.

My resume documents function, performance, and results—not just lists of job titles and responsibilities. There are 15 examples of payoffs I’ve gotten for employers just like the ones AIDT serves. The six training examples are highlighted with borders. As you read, I hope this central idea stands out: All my job titles have a manufacturing aspect. However, I was always evaluated on how well I recruited, trained, and retained my workforce. I was measured on productivity. Even so, there is essential information no resume can transmit well.

I think of myself as a trainer with a subject matter expert’s point of view. That has always been necessary because my bosses didn’t grade my work based on lesson plans, test question ease indexes, or strict compliance with standardized terminology in writing objectives and samples of behavior. They demanded what your customers demand: increased productivity, reduced costs,
and lowered liability. So I did much more than skills training. For me, skills without a solid work ethic didn’t count for much. All my “students” got both the skills and attitude to underwrite their success in the workplace.

I know you’ll soon make a decision about whom to interview. Nevertheless, I would like to hear about AIDT’s “needs analysis” in your own words. If I am fortunate enough to be hired, that’s the best way I know to be productive right from the start. I will call in a few days to explore opportunities for a meeting.



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