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Cover Letters For Dummies

Cover Letters For Dummies
Author: Joyce Lain Kennedy
ISBN 13: 9780470402214
ISBN 10: 470402210
Edition: 3
Publisher: For Dummies
Publication Date: 2009-01-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
List Price: $16.99

Now completely updated for online and on-paper job search — the only guide to new-style letters that get you in the door

Go beyond the classic cover letter! Whether you're a new or experienced job hunter, this guide offers you fresh ideas for crafting a wide variety of engaging cover letters and innovative career marketing documents. You'll see how to stand out in today's fierce job market with savvier, higher-impact messages that cut through the competition.

  • Realize the clout of your cover letter — discover the surprising role your document plays in a successful job search

  • Build your marketing arsenal — from e-mail cover notes and resume combo letters, to online profiles and professional branding statements

  • Write your way to a job with great success lines — see how your letter should look and read, include the right targeted content, grab the reader's attention (and hold it), and keep the door open with a take-charge close

  • Apply the latest letter tactics — get strategies for replying to ads, prospecting, networking for job leads, and writing thank-you letters that clinch the job

  • Choose from more than 125 outstanding samples from top career professionals — including a mix of new-style, traditional, creative, friendly, hard-hitting, and clever letters