201 Killer Cover Letters: The CD-Rom Edition

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201 Killer Cover Letters provides job seekers with an unbeatable competitive edge by arming them with surefire sample letters for every job-hunting situation. This edition of the bestselling guide includes the latest job-search techniques, tips for transferring job skills across industries, and ways to use the cover letter to anticipate and overcome "objectionable items or gaps in employment." Building on the success of the computer disk edition, the CD-ROM edition contains ready-to-download templates of all 201 ...

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Overview

201 Killer Cover Letters provides job seekers with an unbeatable competitive edge by arming them with surefire sample letters for every job-hunting situation. This edition of the bestselling guide includes the latest job-search techniques, tips for transferring job skills across industries, and ways to use the cover letter to anticipate and overcome "objectionable items or gaps in employment." Building on the success of the computer disk edition, the CD-ROM edition contains ready-to-download templates of all 201 letters, for CD-ROM-compatible computers, making it easier than ever for readers to tailor cover letters to specific situations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071413299
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Podesta is principal in the DeMartino Marketing Group, where she works with Fortune 500 companies such as Fed-EX and Sony. Andrea Paxton is a recruiter who has worked in every phase of the interview, selection, and hiring process for several major companies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction v
Acknowledgments ix
How to Use This Book and CD-ROM xi
1. Jobhunting in Today's New World 1
A Personal Note from the Author
2. The Top Ten Rules for Writing Killer Cover Letters 10
The Basic Do's and Don'ts for Cover Letters and All Your Jobhunting Correspondence
3. How to Identify and Sell Your Strengths 21
How to Identify Your Unique Skills and Talents and What They Offer Your Next Employer
Worksheets 3-1, 3-2, and 3-3
Sample Constructions
4. The Networking Letter 35
The Advantages of Networking
Letter Outline
Sample Letters
5. The Ad Response/Resume Cover Letter 59
How to Create a Letter That Sets You Apart from Your Competition
Letter Outline
Killer Openings and Closings
How to Respond to Salary Queries
Sample Letters
6. The Follow-Up Letter 187
How Follow-Up Letters Differ from Thank-You Letters
Letter Outline
Killer Openings and Closings
Sample Letters
7. The Thank-You Letter 208
When to Send a Thank-You Letter
Letter Outline
Sample Letters
8. The Make Something Happen Letter 221
How to Jumpstart a Stalled Candidacy
Letter Outline
Sample Letters
9. Additional Jobhunting Letters 244
Reference Request Letters
Meeting Confirmation Letters
Letters for Negotiating, Accepting, and Rejecting a Job Offer
Letters of Resignation
Sample Letters
10. Killer Resources 257
Words and Phrases to Avoid and What to Use Instead
The Cover Letter Checklist
Index of Letters That Address Specific Issues 261
Index of Letters by Industry and Job Title 262
Alphabetical Listing of Letters 267
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