The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Cover Letter

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Penguin, 1997 - 265 páginas
In today's competitive job market, readers must make themselves stand out from the crowd. This step-by-step guide shows job seekers how to create a winning cover letter that demands attention. Features concise guidelines on evaluating skills and pinpointing transferable skills. Readers learn how to handle sticky cover letter issues such as salary history, career changing, and gaps in employment. Features a special section on other hardworking letters such as broadcast letters and thank-you letters. Also offers expert advice on getting the cover letter into the right hands and shortcuts to researching companies. Susan Ireland is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume and the owner of Dynamite Resumes, a consulting firm that specializes in helping job seekers keep pace with the job market. She is also the editor of "Damn Good Resume Pro, " a newsletter for professionals. Ms. Ireland lives in Kensington, California.

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Before You Start
1
Pros and Cons
9
Show Personality
18
Research Smarts
31
Your Resume Booster
45
Step OneSet the Stage
57
Format Matters
63
Step TwoFollow My Lead
71
Wrap It Up
143
Recycling Your Cover Letter
153
Other Hardworking Letters
165
Sending an SOS
183
Thank You Very Much
193
The ABCs of Good Writing Technique
207
Style Is Everything
219
Breaking Through Writers Block
229

Step ThreeThe Pitch
89
Step FourClosing the Sale
105
Getting the Right Message Into the Right Hands
115

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