Cover Letters For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 6, 2009 - Business & Economics - 312 pages
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Cover letters are alive and sell! When they’re written right, that is. To stand out in today’s sea of qualified job seekers, learn to craft riveting new breeds of cover letters, create vibrant images online, and discover sensational self-marketing documents you never imagined. This completely revised and updated 3rd Edition of Cover Letters For Dummies brings you all this — plus over 200 great new samples by 62 successful professional cover letter/resume writers.

You’ve probably suspected that passive and sleepy cover letters merely hugging resumes won’t get you where you want to go. Especially in a shaky job market. The verdict’s in. Since the last edition of Cover Letters For Dummies, blazing fast change in tools, technology, and how hiring managers come calling and how we invite them to look us over, means big dramatic changes in our job messages.

In this exceptional handbook of contemporary job messages, you’ll discover fresh ways of thinking about cover letters that captain an entire team of new-style job messages.

  

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This book will save your life, especially if you HATE writing cover letters with a passion, like I do. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Cover Letters and So Much More
7
Part II Creating Compelling Communications
47
Part III Job Letters Sample the Best
111
Part IV Online Messages Sample the Best
233
Part V The Part of Tens
263
Appendix Directory of Job Letter Writers
277
Index
285
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About the author (2009)

Joyce Lain Kennedy is a nationally syndicated careers columnist appearing in newspapers and on Web sites across the country. The author of seven career management books, she has more than 30 years of experience in the career field.

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