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Real cover letters that have opened doors for real people are used in this essential job-hunting guide.
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What People Are Saying

T. Cothran
The resumes and cover letters in the Real-Resumes books are easy to personalize. I created my own door-opening resume using these samples.
L. Cooper
The Real-Resumes Series shows me how to tailor my cover letters to employers in different industries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885288134
  • Publisher: Prep Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: Anne McKinney Career Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Art of Writing a Great Cover Letter 1
Part I Cover Letters for Special Purposes 7
All-Purpose Cover Letters 8
Career-Change Cover Letters 16
Cover Letters for Entrepreneurs 28
Seeking First Job in Field 31
Part II Cover Letters by Field and Industry 39
Accounting, Banking, and Finance 40
Aviation 50
Clerical, Secretarial, and Administrative Support 59
Computer Operations 68
Construction 78
Distribution and Warehousing 82
Electronics 87
Engineering 88
Health Care (also see Medical) 91
Human Resources 99
Journalism (also see Media and Public Relations) 104
Legal and Paralegal 106
Linguists 108
Logistics and Supply 110
Maintenance and Production 113
Management 120
Manufacturing 125
Marketing 133
Media and Public Relations (also see Journalism) 136
Medical (also see Health Care) 138
Military Transition 155
Nonprofit Management 168
Police, Security, & Law Enforcement 174
Quality and Safety 184
Restaurants, Hotels, and Food Service 186
Retailing 192
Sales 196
Social Work and Human Services 206
Sports 212
Teaching 217
Telecommunications 221
Transportation 228
Part III Cover Letters for Special Situations: Sixteen Commonly Asked Questions About Cover Letters (and Job Hunting)
Question 1 What is the "direct approach?" 234
Question 2 How do I respond to an ad that provides the name and address? 235
Question 3 What's the best way to answer a "blind ad?" 236
Question 4 How do I respond to a recruiter or "headhunter" who has approached me? 237
Question 5 How do I apply for internal openings? 238
Question 6 How do I request consideration for multiple job openings in the organization? 239
Question 7 How do I fax my resume and cover letter? 240
Question 8 If I want to "drop a name" in a cover letter, what's the best way? 241
Question 9 If I'm relocating soon, how do I say that in the cover letter? 244
Question 10 If I've recently relocated, what do I say in the cover letter? 246
Question 11 What if I want to reopen a door that I closed previously? 248
Question 12 What if they ask for salary requirements? 250
Question 13 What if they ask for salary history? 251
Question 14 How do I make it clear that I want my approach to be confidential? 252
Question 15 How do I write a follow-up letter after an interview? 254
Question 16 How do I resign--gracefully? 256
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