In today's competitive job market, if your cover letter doesn't grab the interviewer's attention, he or she may never even glance at your resume. No-Nonsense Cover Letters gives you the powerful, practical tools to write "attention-grabbing" cover letters that complement your resume and get you more interviews and job offers. In this companion to No-Nonsense Resumes (see p. 12) authors and professional resume writers Wendy Enelow and Arnie Boldt share their insights from 35+ years of combined experience to help you prepare cover letters that will get you noticed.
No-Nonsense Cover Letters begins with a thorough but easy-to-understand explanation of the key elements that are vital to creating "attention-grabbing" letters, including:
- Why writing a cover letter is all about selling yourself
- How to craft targeted cover letters
- When to use bullets or paragraphs
- Creating E-Letters for today's E-Search environment
Subsequent chapters offer tips on creating winning letters for opportunities in virtually every profession: Administration & Clerical; Accounting, Banking & Finance; Government; Health Care & Social Services; Hospitality Management & Food Service; Human Resources & Training; Law Enforcement & Legal; Manufacturing & Operations; Sales, Marketing & Customer Service; Skilled Trades; and Technology, Science & Engineering. Each chapter includes sample letters contributed by leading resume writers and career consultants worldwide.
Wendy Enelow is a well-known and well-respected authority on resume- and cover-letter writing, job search and career management. She is the author of more than 25 career books and has been a certified resume writer and career coach fornearly 15 years. She is the founder and past president of the Career Masters Institute, a professional association that promotes continuing education and professional excellence among resume writers and other career professionals. She lives in Coleman Falls, Virginia.