Brilliant Cover Letters: What you need to know to write a truly brilliant cover letter

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Make your cover letter stand out from the rest.

The competition is tougher than ever. With so many qualified and experienced candidates out there, how do you make sure your cover letter makes an outstanding impression?

Based on years of experience writing and reviewing successful cover letters, recruitment expert James Innes guides you through the essential rules for writing brilliant cover letters. Discover the 15 most common cover letter ...

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Overview

Make your cover letter stand out from the rest.

The competition is tougher than ever. With so many qualified and experienced candidates out there, how do you make sure your cover letter makes an outstanding impression?

Based on years of experience writing and reviewing successful cover letters, recruitment expert James Innes guides you through the essential rules for writing brilliant cover letters. Discover the 15 most common cover letter mistakes – and how to avoid them – and the top five things you can do to guarantee your cover letter is seen by the right people.

Brilliant Cover Letters has full, free online support – cover letter templates, tools and reader offers – all available through The CV Centre online.

BRILLIANT OUTCOMES:

• Understand what employers really want to read

• Discover what makes a brilliant cover letter stand out

• Secure a job interview from your cover letter alone

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273724636
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James Innes is the Founder and Managing Director of The CV Centre – the UK’s leading CV consultancy.

Following more than a decade of experience heading up The CV Centre, James is widely considered to be one of the UK’s leading careers experts.

James regularly participates at recruitment fairs and conferences as a sought-after guest speaker, as well as being interviewed on TV and radio.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

How to use this book

1. Laying the foundations: getting the basics right

2. Speculative letters: getting your foot in the door

3. Advert-response letters: getting together a winning strategy

4. Specialist cover letters – including ‘letters of application’

5. Digital considerations – email and fax

6. The 15 most common cover letter mistakes – and how to avoid them

7. Other job search letters

8. Career development letters

9. From CVs to interviews ...

10. My five top tips to make your cover letter stand out

Further reading and resources

Appendix A: 250 action verbs

Appendix B: 50 positive adjectives

Index

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