The Guide To Basic Cover Letter Writing / Edition 2

The Guide To Basic Cover Letter Writing / Edition 2

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The Guide To Basic Cover Letter Writing / Edition 2

Job search tip #1

Make your cover letter count!

While you may spend days perfecting your resume, remember it's the cover letter that gets read first, and it has the potential to put you either over the top or in the discard pile. Don't sell yourself short with a hurried, generic letter that makes your resume do the brunt of the work of impressing your future employer. Follow the advice in the PLA's revised Guide to Basic Cover Letter Writing to devise a document that skillfully complements your resume and, in the space of 8-1/2 x 11 inches, establishes you as a must-see interviewee.

Whether you're changing careers, re-entering the job market, or looking for your first job, this comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide will show you how to:

  • Create a cover letter that highlights the experience and training that make you the ideal job candidate
  • Draw from dozens of sample letters for all types of positions to construct a template that works for your needs
  • Showcase your style and personality in a way the strict format of a resume doesn't allow for
  • Grab the reader at first glance with professional quality proofreading, formatting, and printing
  • Keep your name on the short hiring list with polished post-interview follow-up correspondence
  • Take advantage of technology with electronic submissions and online job search strategies

In today's competitive job market, the importance of a clear, concise, carefully crafted cover letter is more important than ever before. Get it right and get the job with the help of The Guide to Basic Cover Letter Writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071405904
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 09/05/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,033,854
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents





Part I General Information About Cover Letters          

Part II Essential Guidelines for Writing Cover Letters          

Part III Advice from the Experts          

Part IV Cover Letter Examples for Various Positions          

Part V Printing and Distributing Your Cover Letter and Resume          

Part VI The Interview          

Appendix A: Further Reading          

Appendix B: Selected Organizations of Interest          

Appendix C: Action Words          

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