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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 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.

The Perfect Cover Letter

Author : Richard H. Beatty
ISBN : 047147374X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Write the perfect cover letter every time! With fewer job opportunities and more applicants, just being qualified isn't enough to get the job you want. So how can you separate yourself from the pack? With the perfect cover letter, of course! With so much riding on it, a cover letter that attracts-and holds-the attention of your prospective employer is essential. This practical how-to manual shows you step by step how to create highly effective letters designed to get the interview you want. The Perfect Cover Letter, Third Edition is an indispensable guide that covers all the vital elements of a great cover letter, so you know what to include and know how to phrase it. Inside you'll find: * The nuts and bolts of every type of cover letter-what they should include, how employers use them, and how to write them * Great sample cover letters, including general broadcast, executive search, networking, advertisement response, and personal introduction * Tips on what makes a letter effective-and what doesn't * Helpful guidelines on following up-writing the post-interview thank you letter With greatly expanded information on thank you letters and an entirely new chapter on the all-important networking cover letter, this update of the popular classic continues to offer top-notch advice and high-quality samples that will help any job hunter get the attention they deserve.

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)."

Winning Cover Letters

Author : Robin Ryan
ISBN : 0471449288
Genre : Business & Economics
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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

No Nonsense Cover Letters

Author : Wendy S. Enelow
ISBN : 9781564149060
Genre : Business & Economics
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In today's competetive job market, if your cover letter doesn't grab the interviewer's attention, he or she may never even glance at your resume. No-Nonsense Cover Letters gives you the powerful practical tools to write "attention grabbing" cover letters that complement your resume and get you more interviews and job offers. The book begins with a thorough but easy-to-understand explanation of the key elements that are vital to creating "attention grabbing" letters including: why writing a cover letter is about selling yourself; how to craft targeted cover letters; when to use bullets or paragraphs; and creating E-letters for today's E-search environment. Subsequent chapters offer tips on writing winning cover letters for opportunities for virtually every profession.

The New Rules Of Work

Author : Alexandra Cavoulacos
ISBN : 9780451495679
Genre : Business & Economics
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"In this definitive guide to the ever-changing modern workplace, Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, the co-founders of popular career website TheMuse.com, show how to play the game by the New Rules. The Muse is known for sharp, relevant, and get-to-the-point advice on how to figure out exactly what your values and your skills are and how they best play out in the marketplace. Now Kathryn and Alex have gathered all of that advice and more in The New Rules of Work. Through quick exercises and structured tips, the authors will guide you as you sort through your countless options; communicate who you are and why you are valuable; and stand out from the crowd. The New Rules of Work shows how to choose a perfect career path, land the best job, and wake up feeling excited to go to work every day-- whether you are starting out in your career, looking to move ahead, navigating a mid-career shift, or anywhere in between"--

The Cover Letter Book

Author : James Innes
ISBN : 9780273776697
Genre : Education
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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.

175 High Impact Cover Letters

Author : Richard H. Beatty
ISBN : 9780471219989
Genre : Business & Economics
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The ultimate guide to cover letters that will set you apart from the pack-revised, updated, and ready for anything . . . 175 High-Impact Cover Letters, Third Edition arms job seekers with an arsenal of highly effective professional cover letter models that, with minor modification, can be rapidly deployed as needed. You'll find a full chapter, complete with numerous models, dedicated to each of five different types of cover letters: employer broadcast letters, search firm broadcast letters, advertising response letters, networking cover letters, and resume letters. With step-by-step instructions and a wealth of samples, 175 High-Impact Cover Letters shows you how to prepare a well-written, professional letter that will help you land the interview every time. For the Third Edition, almost every letter has been substantially rewritten or fine-tuned to reflect the current thinking and terminology in the field of staffing, while an entirely new chapter provides proven "do's" and "don'ts" of effective cover letter writing. You'll find: Examples of more than 175 winning cover letters Cover letters appropriate for junior and senior experience levels in twenty-eight different occupations Sample job ads and the appropriate cover letter response Results of an authoritative survey of employment professionals that highlight what employers look for in cover letters No matter how impressive your resume, it's your cover letter that employers read first. With 175 High-Impact Cover Letters, Third Edition, you can make sure they'll be eager to turn to the next page.

Resumes Applications And Cover Letters 2009

Author : Olivia Crosby
ISBN : 0160834791
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

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