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

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

by Nancy Schuman, Burton Jay Nadler

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Overview

The Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book: What to Write to Get the Job That's Right by Nancy Schuman, Burton Jay Nadler

Words matter when you're trying to get noticed, get the interview, and get the job. Staffing experts Schuman and Nadler know this. And from their experience and knowledge they show you which words and phrases open doors, impress managers, and point out your value to the company. You don't need to struggle any more to find the expressions that best highlight your achievements; instead, you can grab 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'll move your application to the cop of the pile!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440509810
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 11/18/2010
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 266,484
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

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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