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201 killer cover letters
Podesta, Sandra.
Personal Author:
CD-ROM edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2003]

Physical Description:
xii, 269 pages ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
CD-ROM includes: all 201 letters shown in the book.

Includes indexes.
Added Author:

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Central Library HF5383 .P63 2003 Book and Software Set Popular Materials-Job

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Want to writer powerful job-search letters that knock their socks off every time - and spare yourself a lot of agony in the process? This title gives you access to hundreds of surefire cover letters that you can customize in a jiffy to fit various job-hunting situations. It includes customized letters for more than 120 job-types.

Author Notes

Sandra Podesta is a principal in the DeMartino Marketing Group
Andrea Paxton is a recruiter who has worked in every phase of the interview, selection, and hiring process

Table of Contents

Introductionp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
How to Use This Book and CD-ROMp. xi
1. Jobhunting in Today's New Worldp. 1
A Personal Note from the Author
2. The Top Ten Rules for Writing Killer Cover Lettersp. 10
The Basic Do's and Don'ts for Cover Letters and All Your Jobhunting Correspondence
3. How to Identify and Sell Your Strengthsp. 21
How to Identify Your Unique Skills and Talents and What They Offer Your Next Employer
Worksheets 3-1, 3-2, and 3-3
Sample Constructions
4. The Networking Letterp. 35
The Advantages of Networking
Letter Outline
Sample Letters
5. The Ad Response/Resume Cover Letterp. 59
How to Create a Letter That Sets You Apart from Your Competition
Letter Outline
Killer Openings and Closings
How to Respond to Salary Queries
Sample Letters
6. The Follow-Up Letterp. 187
How Follow-Up Letters Differ from Thank-You Letters
Letter Outline
Killer Openings and Closings
Sample Letters
7. The Thank-You Letterp. 208
When to Send a Thank-You Letter
Letter Outline
Sample Letters
8. The Make Something Happen Letterp. 221
How to Jumpstart a Stalled Candidacy
Letter Outline
Sample Letters
9. Additional Jobhunting Lettersp. 244
Reference Request Letters
Meeting Confirmation Letters
Letters for Negotiating, Accepting, and Rejecting a Job Offer
Letters of Resignation
Sample Letters
10. Killer Resourcesp. 257
Words and Phrases to Avoid and What to Use Instead
The Cover Letter Checklist
Index of Letters That Address Specific Issuesp. 261
Index of Letters by Industry and Job Titlep. 262
Alphabetical Listing of Lettersp. 267

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