Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters: Cover letter samples and strategies you need to get the job you want

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Write a cover letter that will get you the interview

In this newest edition of the bestselling cover letters guide, Martin Yate shows you how to dramatically increase your chances of landing an interview with a dynamic cover letter. Inside this book, you'll find all-new examples of cover letters and learn how to use his proven methods to:

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Overview


Write a cover letter that will get you the interview

In this newest edition of the bestselling cover letters guide, Martin Yate shows you how to dramatically increase your chances of landing an interview with a dynamic cover letter. Inside this book, you'll find all-new examples of cover letters and learn how to use his proven methods to:

  • Determine the relevant keywords that will send your application to the top of database searches
  • Effectively display your personal brand and the transferable skills you bring to a job
  • Conduct a simple web search to find contact information and get your material in front of managers and recruiters
  • Figure out when you should mail a hard copy of your application to the recruiter instead of sending an e-mail
With the help of this trusted authority, you will finally be able to differentiate yourself from the competition and land the interview!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440536809
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/18/2012
  • Series: Knock 'em Dead Series
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 193,249
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Yate, CPC, is one of the foremost experts in the field of job search and career management. The author of Knock 'em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide, Knock 'em Dead Resumes, Knock 'em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for Success in an Uncertain World, and numerous other books, he has helped millions of people turn their careers and their lives around. He lives in Savannah, GA.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Cover Letters: The Secret Weapon of Your Job Search 11

Cover letters are the secret weapon that adds a personal dimension to your job search and multiplies your impact. The five components that make a cover letter work.

Chapter 2 Six High-Mileage Cover Letters 17

The six types of high-mileage cover letters: specific jobs, nonspecific jobs, headhunters, the executive briefing, broadcast, and networking.

Chapter 3 Know the Job, Know Your Customer 33

To promote your candidacy effectively, you need to know the job inside out-and know it from the point of view of the employer's priorities.

Chapter 4 How to Identify and Build a Desirable Professional Brand 37

Competition is always fierce in a job search. Learning how to differentiate yourself from the competition can play a big part in your success.

Chapter 5 Elements of a Great Cover Letter 55

All the components you'll need to make your letters productive.

Chapter 6 How to Build a Killer Cover Letter 69

A cover letter needs to say a lot in a few words and say it professionally. Here's the smart and easy way to do it.

Chapter 7 How to Polish and Edit Your Letters for Maximum Impact 77

Successful cover letters are defined by their brevity and punch. Here's how to make sure your letters cut to the chase.

Chapter 8 Use Cover Letters to Get Four Times the Interviews 91

Making the direct approach: how to find the names, titles, and contact information for the people most likely to be able to make you a job offer.

Chapter 9 Sending Out Cover Letters 105

How to organize yourself for success.

Chapter 10 Sample Letters 109

Career Consultants and Resume Writing Services 301

Internet Resources 305

Index 315

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    What a great resource. There is a job search letter for every ki

    What a great resource. There is a job search letter for every kind of situation you could ever need one for.

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