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Haldane's best cover letters for professionals
Bernard Haldane Associates.
Publication Information:
Manassas Park, Va. : Impact publications, [2000]

Physical Description:
x, 153 pages ; 28 cm
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HF5383 .H18 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
HF5383 .H18 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Popular Materials-Job
HF5383 .H18 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Jobs

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Demonstrates how to use letters to develop contracts and uncover job leads, as well as how to entice the employer to give a resume more than the 20-second perusal, while strengthening the central message of the resume. Presents examples of the best letters used by clients for each of the nine types of job search letters every job seeker should write and shows how to develop each section.

Table of Contents

Glossary of Lettersp. vii
Prefacep. ix
1. Cover Letters In Your Job Searchp. 1
The Art of Writing Rightp. 1
Resumes and Letters Have Purposep. 2
Assume Readers Are Too Busy to Readp. 3
The Power of Cover Lettersp. 4
Test Your Letter I.Qp. 5
The Haldane Wayp. 5
2. Myths, Realities, and Mistakesp. 8
Four Letter Stagesp. 8
Your Job Searchp. 9
Letter Writingp. 15
Productionp. 21
Distributionp. 23
Follow-Upp. 25
23 Mistakes You Can't Afford to Makep. 27
3. Letters You Should Always Writep. 30
Letters Express Valuesp. 30
Target and Broadcast Lettersp. 31
Cover Letters: "T" Letters and Focus Piecesp. 32
Thank-You Lettersp. 41
Follow-Up Lettersp. 53
Special Lettersp. 54
4. The Haldane Way: Methods, Mediums, and Messagesp. 64
Doing Last Things Firstp. 64
Doing First Things Firstp. 65
Expressing the Unique Youp. 66
Principles For Successp. 66
Paper and Electronic Mediumsp. 67
5. Structure, Style, and Contentp. 69
Letter Stylesp. 69
Layout and Designp. 70
Anatomy of a Letterp. 70
The Special Case of E-mailp. 80
Languagep. 81
6. Producing the Perfect Letterp. 84
Production Equipmentp. 84
Type Style and Sizep. 85
Margins and Centeringp. 85
Justification, Hyphens, Paragraphsp. 85
Paper Size and Qualityp. 85
Envelopesp. 86
7. Distributing it Rightp. 87
A Purpose and a Planp. 87
Names and Addressesp. 88
To Broadcast or Notp. 89
Mail, Fax, and E-mailp. 91
Special Delivery Methodsp. 93
8. Follow-Up and Evaluationp. 94
Waiting Usually Means Nothing Happensp. 94
Taking Timely Actionp. 96
Keeping Trackp. 101
Evaluating Your Effectivenessp. 101
9. Haldane Cover Lettersp. 104
Appendixp. 144
Indexp. 150