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The Complete Guide To Writing Effective R Sum Cover Letters

Author : Kimberly Sarmiento
ISBN : 9781601382382
Genre : Business & Economics
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Your cover letter is what decides if a company looks at your resume, contacts you for an interview, or gets you placed in the rejection pile. Knowing that, it is important to create a well-written, eye-catching letter that sells your achievements and job skills to impress the recruiter. However, many people are unable to effectively translate their thoughts into words when faced with the task. That is where The Complete Guide to Writing Effective Resume Cover Letters comes in. With this book you will be able to craft a letter that will undoubtedly land you the interview. In this new book, you will learn how to address your letter, how to grab the reader s attention immediately, how to format your letter, how to choose the font, how to be professional but persuasive, how to choose the type of paper, and how to target your letter. You will also learn about writing the different kinds of letters, including those in response to a classified advertisement, those in response to a blind advertisement, those sent to employment agencies, cold letters, and broadcast letters; writing style guidelines; what to include in your letter; writing for an online audience; cover letter styles; and common mistakes recruiters abhor. Additionally, you will find examples of effective and ineffective letters, proven tips for making your letter stand out, sample phrases to use, and letters for new graduates, for professionals, and for those changing careers. Also included are samples specific to job industries, including administration and clerical; accounting; banking and finance, government; health care and social services; hospitality and food service; human resources; law enforcement and legal; manufacturing; sales, marketing, and customer service; skilled trades; technology; and science and engineering. The companion CD-ROM is packed with samples and worksheets to help you brainstorm and create a successful cover letter. By following the step-by-step instructions outlined in The Complete Guide to Writing Effective Resume Cover Letters you will ensure that your letter will impress the recruiter and that you will be contacted for an interview. In the end you will create a tool that will be of enormous importance to you in your job search. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected] Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Cover Letters That Blow Doors Open

Author : Anne McKinney
ISBN : 1885288131
Genre : Business & Economics
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Designed as the comprehensive guide to cover letter preparation, the 272-page book shows examples of exciting and door-opening cover letters. The main section of the book shows cover letters by field and industry. For example, job hunters in the accounting field will find examples of cover letters used to blow doors open in the accounting, banking, and financial community. From aviation, to computer operations, to management, to sales, to transportation, cover letters tailored to specific fields are illustrated which can be used as "models" or "templates" for those involved in a job hunt. But what if a job hunter is changing careers or doesn't need a cover letter targeting a specific field or functional area? There's a section showing examples of all-purpose cover letters, career-change cover letters, cover letters for entrepreneurs, and cover letters for those seeking their first job. For those seeking advice on how to respond to ads, how to handle questions about salary requirements, how to request consideration for multiple job openings in the organization, and how to write letters for special situations, there's a section entitled "Sixteen Commonly Asked Questions About Cover Letters (and Job Hunting)."

Cover Letter Magic

Author : Wendy S. Enelow
ISBN : 1593577354
Genre : Business & Economics
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Your cover letter is an employer's first impression of you. Learn simple, step-by-step techniques that will make your cover letter stand out from the competition.

Ace The It Resume

Author : Paula Moreira
ISBN : 0072194030
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 26. 11 MB
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This work offers detailed advice on all aspects of technical resume creation, from objective statements to the best ways to list experience, training and education with a list of key technology words. Interviews with IT hiring managers provide explanations on what they look for and why. Also included is a resume encyclopaedia section featuring 50 sample resumes, both good and bad, annotated to illustrate most important do's and don'ts to help technical professionals learn to market themselves effectively and to avoid common mistakes.

Resumes Applications And Cover Letters 2009

Author : Olivia Crosby
ISBN : 0160834791
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 21. 38 MB
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This comprehensive guide briefly describes how to create effective resumes and cover letters and how to pick up and fill out job application forms. Includes a section about creating digital resumes.

Winning Cover Letters

Author : Robin Ryan
ISBN : 0471449288
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 67. 6 MB
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"Robin Ryan is the hottest career expert in America today." --Susan Cowden, TV anchor, NW Cable News LAND YOUR DREAM JOB WITH THE PERFECT COVER LETTER With the expert advice of Robin Ryan, one of America's top career coaches, thousands of job hunters have beaten the competition and landed their ideal jobs. Her innovative and simple step-by-step plan incorporates the results of an extensive, nationwide survey of hiring managers and human resources personnel to offer proven, world-class job hunting techniques and strategies. You'll create powerful, attention-grabbing letters, avoid costly mistakes, and learn to sell yourself and your skills to the employers you want to work for. With Ryan's popular and highly effective Power Impact Technique(TM), you'll have employers hunting you. This newly updated Second Edition features even more Winning Cover Letters, examples of what not to do, and new chapters on using the Internet, marketing yourself, and much more: * Fatal mistakes to avoid as viewed by human resources professionals who've seen it all * World-class cover letters that landed interviews and jobs * Exercises to help you assess your skills and accomplishments * The writing technique selected by 96% of hiring managers as their preferred style * A new, special section for top executives-including CEOs, presidents, and vice presidents * New advice for those in the creative arts, new graduates, volunteers, and career changers * Tips on writing target letters to catch the eye of the employers you want to work for "This book is a major breakthrough,teaching you how to easily write effective cover letters that employers will respond to." -Mark Tranter, founder, America4Hire "By far, this is the best book ever written on writing cover letters." -Sandy Dehan, HR Manager, Fortune 500 company "My dream job called after I mailed my first cover letter. I landed the job and owe it all to Robin Ryan's effective techniques." -Marianne Jones, client

The Cover Letter Book

Author : James Innes
ISBN : 9780273776697
Genre : Education
File Size : 62. 49 MB
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In a competitive job market, first impressions are vital. To get an interview you’re going to have to stand out and a well-executed cover letter is vital to ensure that you do not fall at the first hurdle. This book takes you through all the essential rules and high impact strategies to ensure your cover letter makes you stand out from the crowd. It takes a detailed look at the fifteen most common cover letter mistakes to ensure you do not make the errors that the competition will be, and covers everysituation from email and fax to speculative letters, career-development letters and advert-response letters.

The Resume Makeover 50 Common Problems With Resumes And Cover Letters And How To Fix Them

Author : John Marcus
ISBN : 0071426051
Genre : Business & Economics
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Clear, quick, effective solutions to the 50 most common resume problems In this solution-oriented guide, bestselling careers author John J. Marcus zeros in on the 50 most common resume writing problems and offers easy-to-perform fixes for each. Among other crucial lessons, readers learn how to identify and deal effectively with job history problems, skill-set deficiencies, poor visual presentation, and formatting problems. A compelling feature that distinguishes The Resume Makeover from all the competition is its unique quick-reference, "Before & After" format. Each chapter focuses on one common problem and offers a proven solution, along with before-and-after documents illustrating how a few simple changes can significantly improve a resume. In addition, readers learn: How to write a resume in half the usual time Strategies for changing careers or reentering the workforce Key words and phrases to include How to write high-impact cover letters The five areas in which all recruiters and employers grade resumes, and how to ace each one

Ultimate Cover Letters

Author : Martin John Yate
ISBN : 9780749477479
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 65. 87 MB
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In the competitive world of job-hunting everything rests in the balance of first impressions, so it is of vital importance to know how to write a compelling opening letter when you apply for a position. Ultimate Cover Letters, from best-selling author and careers expert Martin John Yate, describes how to do just that, helping you to open doors to job interviews and offers of employment, and outshine all other candidates. From the very popular Ultimate series, the book offers, as well as sound advice on assembling letters and how to use key 'power phrases' to get results, over 100 sample letters to cover a variety of situations. These include e-mail responses to on-line applications, speculative letters, letters to answer advertised vacancies, follow-up letters, networking letters and even acceptance and resignation letters. Now including a chapter on how to develop your professional image and integrate it into your job search letter, Ultimate Cover Letters covers all aspects of this crucial part of the job-hunting process in an engaging and approachable way, ensuring you put every chance of success by your side.

How To Write Exceptional Resumes And Cover Letters To Forward Your Career

Author : Tim Larkin
ISBN : 9781543917451
Genre : Business & Economics
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Here's How This Book will Help you, Specifically. Inside this book you will find a simple Blueprint for making successful job applications. It is the guiding light, the logic that underpins everything we do, making for an easy and sensible process to follow. You'll find plenty of examples, tips and advice to support you in creating exceptional job applications focussed on one thing: advancing your career. Here's the Blueprint: • Align the job application precisely with the job advertisement • Communicate directly to the recruiter • Make it easy for the recruiter to find the information they want • Produce clean, simple documents that are easy to read • Eliminate errors Hitting on these 5 points will improve your chances of success and the simple step by step guide covers these points and much more. Here's what you'll find inside: Introduction How to get the most out of this book, the job application process, the Successful Applications Formula, rookie mistakes. Module 1 Who job applications are targeted to, how recruiters deal with multiple applications, Automatic Tracking Systems, Blueprint for making successful job applications. Module 2 The job advertisement, Selection Criteria, capturing all information, company information. Module 3 Providing evidence - this is all about supporting your skills and experience with numbers, results and facts that back up your claims. A host of examples, ideas and tips are provided to help you come up with as much evidence as possible. Everyone uses the obvious numbers like KPI scores, performance to target percentages, amount of revenue responsible for etc. And there's so much more! With some thought and effort, you'll find there's a lot more information you could be bringing to the table. Module 4 The cover letter – first impressions, cover letter structure, structure in detail, example cover letters with notes. Module 5 The Resume Part 1 – The structure. Every component of the structure shown and explained with plenty of examples, guidance and advice. Includes how to use job history dates, how to deal with gaps in your job history, optimising company descriptions, how to describe each job in your work history, Results with plenty of examples and explanation, education/professional qualifications/development, the finished product, re-cap. Module 6 The Resume Part 2 – What not to put in your resume, where to put education/professional qualifications/development, how much space to allocate to each job, how to use company information, how to cover as many of the Selection Criteria as possible, what if you have a limited job history, addressing weaknesses (we all have them)!, summary, checklist, a reality check! Will this Book Work for You? Think about this: you have a logical framework that drives every step of this book - the Blueprint. It's a simple and sensible process over 6 Modules that describes each step, with a stack of tips, examples and ideas to show how every component works and why. This is a practical book, no fluff and bubble here! BUT....THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR EVERYONE! This book cannot write your cover letters and resumes/CV's for you. It's for people prepared to understand the concepts and implement them. It's for people prepared to invest some time to maximise their chances of career progression. If you are dissatisfied with your current job applications in any way, I sincerely hope that this book can be a valuable resource for you. Wishing you well with your career aspirations!

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