Job Search Letters For Dummies

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New-style job messages that get you in the door and on your way up

From sparkling cover letters to six-word bios, a fresh bevy of job search letters has grown powerfully useful for successful career communications. Job Search Letters For Dummies delivers the quality of New Era know-how you need right now to land good jobs and thrive. Whether you’re a long-time professional or a recent college graduate — or ...

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Overview

New-style job messages that get you in the door and on your way up

From sparkling cover letters to six-word bios, a fresh bevy of job search letters has grown powerfully useful for successful career communications. Job Search Letters For Dummies delivers the quality of New Era know-how you need right now to land good jobs and thrive. Whether you’re a long-time professional or a recent college graduate — or somewhere in between — Job Search Letters For Dummies has you covered.

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.

  • Get hired with 40 types of job letters
  • Create short messages for a smartphone world
  • Network on social media sites
  • Model best letters more than 200 pro samples

Whether you’re a long-time professional or a recent college graduate — or somewhere in between — Job Search Letters For Dummies has you covered.

A note to job seekers from nationally syndicated careers columnist and author or Job Search Letters For Dummies, Joyce Lain Kennedy:

Welcome aboard, job seekers! Thanks for checking out this first guide to communications-supported job search and career growth in relentlessly changing technological times.

The right messaging — what you say, why you say it, and when you say it — is as important today to your employment goals as it has been at any time since Leonardo da Vinci wrote the first professional resume in 1482.

Consider recent job–finding history:

  • In 1986 fax machines and postal mail were the most popular ways to send resumes and cover letters.
  • In the 1990s the Internet boom kicked in with new tools to connect jobs and people: e-mail, websites, cell phones, mailing lists, and online bulletin boards.
  • In the 21st century the double-time march of recruiting technology skyrocketed, building a techno-swamp populated with endless ideas of how to connect work and people through smartphones, wonder tablets, apps, and social media for virtual networking.

You’re competing in a new world of work out there. If your job search is treading water — or even drowning— there’s a better way. Make a splash! Engage hiring authorities through a communications-centered campaign with smart content.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118436417
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/29/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 802,329
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce Lain Kennedy is a nationally syndicated careers columnist. Her column, CAREERS NOW, appears twice weekly in newspapers and on websites across the U.S. Kennedy is the author of seven career books, including the award-winning Job Interviews For Dummies and Resumes For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

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

Index 327

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    How to Stand Out in the Job Market

    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.

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