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This month, Rockford Sports has experienced an unexpected increase in the sale of running shoes. Executives feel that this was due in large part to the new ad campaign released in February. The campaign was orchestrated by Albert Sterling, the Director of Advertising. Mr. Sterling has dedicated twenty years of his life to Rockford Sports; he started as a shoes salesman and has been steadily working his way up to the corporate ladder ever since. He has held his current position for the last five years. Unfortunately, Mr. Sterling will be retiring in March so the Hiring Committee has spent the past year trying to find a suitable replacement. Just last week, a candidate was chosen for the position: Roy Portsmouth. For the past ten years, Mr. Portsmouth has been the Executive Advertising Assistant at Famous Feet’s corporate headquarters in Milan. Mr. Portsmouth is respected for his keen marketing sense and strategic planning skills. In particular, he is famous for introducing ad campaigns that helped increase Famous Feet’s international brand power, and boosted its total retail profits by 25 percent. Clearly, Mr. Portsmouth will be powerful addition to our company, and we hope all employees make him feel welcome.
1. Where might this announcement be found?

2. Who is Mr. Sterling?

3. What is TRUE about Mr. Sterling?

4. According to the announcement, what action is Mr. Portsmouth known for?

Job Openings at Felton Insurance

Position 1: Assistant Financial Officer
Requirements: a minimum of five years experience in a managerial position.
Applicants will have extensive knowledge of accounting systems, and significant experience developing budgets and offering financial advice.

Position 2: Project Manager
Requirements: A minimum of 4 years experience organizing and executing projects. A strong ability to plan new projects and lead people to complete them. Candidates will also be required to relocate to our offices in Paris.

Position 3: Media Consultant
Requirements: At least 3 years of experience in a related field. Applicants will have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience writing press release and holding press conference is preferred.

Position 4: Sales Copy Writer
Requirements: A master’s degree in either Business Communication or Journalism is a must. Extensive marketing or advertising experience is also required.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and at least two letters of reference to the HR Department at Felton Insurance:

Human Resources Department
Felton Insurance
145 Liberty Rd. Seattle, WA
Qualified candidates will be contacted by phone to schedule an interview. Please do not contact the company directly.


To whom it may concern:

My name is Justin Thimble and I’m writing in response to the Project Manager position you advertised recently. I feel that my professional background and personality make me the ideal candidate for the job. I have over six years of experience working with a small team to plan and carry out new projects. Additionally, I can speak and write French fluently, and would be very excited to live abroad. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to work for such a prestigious international company. The enclosed resume further details why I would make an excellent choice for this position. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Justin Thimble

5. Which job description mentioned education as a requirement for the position?

6. What are applicants asked NOT to do?

7. What is the purpose of Mr. Thimble’s letter?

8. What is a requirement for the position that Mr. Thimble mentions in the letter?

9. What did Mr. Thimble include with his letter?