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The Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book: What to Write to Get the Job That's Right [NOOK Book]

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Face it--words matter when it comes to getting noticed, getting the interview, and getting the job. In this invaluable guide to crafting the pitch that opens doors, staffing experts Schuman and Nadler give you hundreds of tools to make that happen. You will no longer struggle to find the phrases that best highlight your achievements; instead, you'll garner attention with such...
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The Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book: What to Write to Get the Job That's Right

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Overview

Face it--words matter when it comes to getting noticed, getting the interview, and getting the job. In this invaluable guide to crafting the pitch that opens doors, staffing experts Schuman and Nadler give you hundreds of tools to make that happen. You will no longer struggle to find the phrases that best highlight your achievements; instead, you'll garner attention with such smart options as:
  • I created a program that accomplished the following . . .
  • My work generated $5 million in revenue . . .
  • I built a team of employees who created . . .
  • The work I did saved my company $3 million . . .
  • I solved the following problems for my employer . . .

The market's tight, but the jobs are out there. With these essential words and phrases, you can move your application to the top of the pile!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440509933
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 10/18/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,258,611
  • File size: 665 KB

Meet the Author


Nancy Schuman, CSP is a vice president at Lloyd Staffing and the author of The Job Interview Phrase Book. She is the Jobs and Careers columnist for the Long Island Press.

Burton Jay Nadler is the Assistant Dean of the College and Director of the Career Center at the University of Rochester. He is the author of The Everything Resume Book, 2nd Edition.

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Table of Contents

Part I Cover Letters

Chapter 1 Cover Letter Writing Essentials 1

Chapter 2 Phrases to Use When Responding to Postings 8

Chapter 3 Phrases to Use When Contacting Targeted Employers 38

Chapter 4 Cover Letters to Employment Agencies and Search Professionals 53

Chapter 5 Cover Letter Phrases to Use When Networking 65

Chapter 6 Cover Letter Phrases to Use for Special Situations 80

Chapter 7 25 Things Not to Say in Your Cover Letter 99

Chapter 8 What to Say in Follow-Up Communications 103

Part II Resumes

Chapter 9 Resume Writing Essentials 109

Chapter 10 Phrases for Your Resume 119

Chapter 11 25 Things Not to Say in Your Resume 161

Chapter 12 Buzz Words and Action Verbs for Your Resume 164

Appendix A Job Board Giants and Niche Sites 240

Appendix B Effective Action Verbs and Adverbs 241

Index 246

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