The Complete Guide to Writing Effective Résumé Cover Letters
Step-by-step Instructions With Companion CD-ROMBook - 2009
Book & CD-ROM. Your cover letter is what decides if a company looks at your résumé, contacts you for an interview, or gets you placed in the rejection pile. Knowing that, it is important to create a well-written, eye-catching letter that sells your achievements and job skills to impress the recruiter. However, many people are unable to effectively translate their thoughts into words when faced with the task. That is where this guide comes in. With this book you will be able to craft a letter that will undoubtedly land you the interview. In this book you will learn how to address your letter, how to grab the reader's attention immediately, how to format your letter, how to choose the font, how to be professional but persuasive, how to choose the type of paper, and how to target your letter. You will also learn about writing the different kinds of letters, including those in response to a classified advertisement, those in response to a blind advertisement, those sent to employment agencies, cold letters, and broadcast letters; writing style guidelines; what to include in your letter; writing for an online audience; cover letter styles; and common mistakes recruiters abhor. Additionally, you will find examples of effective and ineffective letters, proven tips for making your letter stand out, sample phrases to use, and letters for new graduates, for professionals, and for those changing careers. Also included are samples specific to job industries, including administration and clerical; accounting; banking and finance, government; health care and social services; hospitality and food service; human resources; law enforcement and legal; manufacturing; sales, marketing, and customer service; skilled trades; technology; and science and engineering. The companion CD-ROM is packed with samples and worksheets to help you brainstorm and create a successful cover letter. By following the step-by-step instructions outlined in this guide you will ensure that your letter will impress the recruiter and that you will be contacted for an interview. In the end you will create a tool that will be of enormous importance to you in your job search.
Publisher: Ocala, Fla. : Atlantic Pub. Group, c2009.
Branch Call Number: 650.14 Sarmient
Characteristics: 335 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm. +,1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)