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A cover letter should complement, not duplicate, a resume. Its purpose is to interpret the data-oriented, factual resume and add a personal touch. A cover letter is often the earliest written contact with a potential employer, creating a critical first impression. Job Search Letters For Dummies provides you with the information you need to write an effective cover ...
A cover letter should complement, not duplicate, a resume. Its purpose is to interpret the data-oriented, factual resume and add a personal touch. A cover letter is often the earliest written contact with a potential employer, creating a critical first impression. Job Search Letters For Dummies provides you with the information you need to write an effective cover letter that accurately reflects your skills - and gets you the interview.
Job Search Letters For Dummies covers the gamut of leading-edge topics, including effective strategies for internal career communications on topics such as raises, promotions, and position changes; rules for communicating professionally with texts and networking on social media platforms such as twitter and LinkedIn; fresh and updated communication phrases to voice accomplishments and make job-fit statements; post-interview etiquette and letters such as thank-yous, "hire me" reinforcement notes, interest revival queries; and much more.
Whether you're a long-time professional or a recent college graduate - or anywhere in between—Job Search Letters For Dummies has you covered.
Part I: New Tools for New Times 5
Chapter 1: Best Messages: Land Jobsand Leap Ahead 7
Chapter 2: Mobile Meets Job Search 15
Chapter 3: Newcomer Letters that Persuade 27
Part II: Essential Job Search Letters 45
Chapter 4: Job Ad Reply Letters and Notes 47
Chapter 5: Getting Help: Networking Letters 85
Chapter 6: Prospecting Letters 103
Chapter 7: After-Interview Letters 121
Part III: Creative Fresh Messages 139
Chapter 8: Social Media Messages 141
Chapter 9: Branding Statements, Bios, Profiles, and Speeches 151
Chapter 10: Interview Leave-Behind Docs 183
Chapter 11: References and Recommendations 195
Chapter 12: Online Portfolios, Prezis, and Videos 213
Chapter 13: Getting Ahead in the Job You Have 221
Part IV: Best Writing Elements 235
Chapter 14: Writing Your Way to a Job 237
Chapter 15: Language That Snap-Crackle-Pops 247
Chapter 16: Great Lines for Success 263
Chapter 17: Job Seeker’s Skills Finder 279
Part V: The Part of Tens 299
Chapter 18: Remember Ten Social Forget-Me-Not Tips 301
Chapter 19: Top Ten Google Tips for Jackpot Job Search 307
Appendix: Directory of Job Letter Writers 319
Posted February 28, 2014
This book is well-written and comprehensive, filling my need for guidance in writing cover letters and other job-related correspondence. I tend to be formal and reticent in writing these kinds of letters, and this book provides many examples of more creative ways to get the attention of prospective employers. I'll definitely be using it as a resource in my job search.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.