Cover Letter Magic : Trade Secrets of Professional Resume Writers

ISBN-10: 1593573642

ISBN-13: 9781593573645

Edition: 3rd 2007

Authors: Wendy S. Enelow, Louise M. Kursmark

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List price: $16.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: JIST Publishing
Publication date: 12/1/2006
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 414
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Wendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW,is the author of more than 30 books on job searches and career management, including1,500 Keywords for $100,000+ Jobs,Best Keywords for Resumes,Cover Letters & Interviews,andKeywords to Nail Your Job Interview.She lives in Coleman Falls, Virginia.

Introductionp. vi
The Cover Letter Is How It All Startsp. vi
How This Book Is Organizedp. viii
The Purpose and Objectives of a Cover Letterp. x
The Importance of Cover Letters in Your Winning Job Search Campaignp. xiii
The Rules: There Aren't Any!p. xiv
Creating and Distributing Your Cover Lettersp. 1
Cover Letter Formats and Types for Every Situationp. 3
Cover Letter Formatsp. 5
The 10 Types of Cover Lettersp. 9
Preparing to Writep. 43
Six Steps to Better Cover Lettersp. 43
Identify Your Key Selling Pointsp. 44
Writing Your Cover Lettersp. 67
Pre-Planp. 68
Write the Opening Paragraphp. 71
Write the Bodyp. 94
Write the Closingp. 97
Polish, Proofread, and Finalizep. 110
The Anatomy of a Winning Electronic Cover Letter (Plus Electronic Resume Tips)p. 117
Electronic Cover Lettersp. 118
Electronic and Scannable Resumesp. 123
Cover Letter Presentationp. 127
Developing Winning Visual Presentationsp. 127
Design Considerationsp. 128
Answers to Common Cover Letter Questions-and Tips to Help You Beat the Oddsp. 137
Frequently Asked Cover Letter and Resume Questionsp. 138
Using Your PC in Your Job Searchp. 147
Distributing Your Resumes and Cover Lettersp. 152
Managing the Paperwork and the Job Search Processp. 156
Sample Cover Lettersp. 161
Before-and-After Cover Letter Transformationsp. 163
How to Use the Samplesp. 164
Winning Cover Letters for Blue-Collar and Trades Positionsp. 179
Top 5 Cover Letter-Writing Tips for Blue-Collar and Trades Positionsp. 179
Winning Cover Letters for Young Professionals/New Graduatesp. 187
Top 5 Cover Letter-Writing Tips for Young Professionals/New Graduatesp. 187
Winning Cover Letters for Mid-Career Professionalsp. 209
Top 5 Cover Letter-Writing Tips for Mid-Career Professionalsp. 209
Winning Cover Letters for Senior Managers and Executivesp. 235
Top 5 Cover Letter-Writing Tips for Senior Managers and Executivesp. 235
Winning Coyer Letters for Technical and Scientific Professionalsp. 257
Top 5 Cover Letter-Writing Tips for Technical and Scientific Professionalsp. 257
Winning Cover Letters for Career Changersp. 271
Top 5 Cover Letter-Writing Tips for Career Changersp. 271
The Total Job Search:Thank-You Letters, Recruiters, and Resumesp. 285
Winning Thank-You Lettersp. 287
How Thank-You Letters Can Help You Land a Jobp. 289
Frequently Asked Questions About Thank-You Lettersp. 292
Thank-You Letter Checklistp. 293
One Final Recommendationp. 294
Sample Thank-You Lettersp. 294
Cover Letter Tips and Techniques from Recruitersp. 299
Advice from the Recruitersp. 299
Key Points to Rememberp. 311
Next-Generation Job Search Lettersp. 313
High-Impact Networking Lettersp. 314
Personal Branding Lettersp. 318
Reconnecting Lettersp. 323
Career-Update Lettersp. 326
Winning Resume Strategiesp. 331
Resume Strategyp. 332
Resume Writingp. 336
Resume Presentationp. 344
Recommended Resume Formatsp. 346
Magical Tips on Resume Writingp. 364
Appendixesp. 369
Using Keywords to Win in Your Job Searchp. 371
Action Verbs for Cover Lettersp. 391
Recommended Job Search and Career Web Sitesp. 393
Index of Contributorsp. 403
Indexp. 410
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