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Gallery of best cover letters: a collection of quality cover letters by professional resume writers

Author: Noble, David F. Publisher: Jist Works, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 403 p. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 1593574258Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Book Asia Campus
Reference Section - Career
Print ZA14 .N63 2007
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900199520
Available 900199520
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Includes index

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..,r -7.. ------ - ....... .-.: .... -----.,;-,. ,7nrq Contents Gallery of Best Cover Letters Gallery of Best Cover Letters Acknowledgments ..........................................< ................................................. .ix Introduction Why a Gallery of Best Cover Letters? .............................................. 1 Why Cover Letters by Professional Resume Writers? ............. 2 How This Book Is Organized ....................................................................... 2 This useful "idea book" of best cover letters has three parts: Best Cover Letter Tips; a Gallery of 311 cover letters; and an Exhibit of 23 resumes, together with tips for improving resumes. These cover letters and resumes were written by 72 professional writers. With this book, you not only have a treasury of quality cover letters and resumes, but you'll also learn how to view them as superior models for your own cover letters and resumes. Who This Book Is For ...................................................................................... 3 This book is for job searchers who are applying for new positions, career changers who are looking for professional roles with other employers,job changers who are proactively climbing the corporate ladder, graduate students who are applying for higher levels of employment, and new universit~ graduates who are seeking entry-level positions. The book is also for experienced workers who are scaling down their work, military personnel who are returning to civilian life, and women who are returning to the workforce after raising children. Because of the wealth and variety of quality cover letters in this new Gallery, this book is for an3job searcher who wants examples of top-quality documents to create an outstanding cover letter for himself or herself. What This Book Can Do for You ...............................................................4 This collection of professionally written cover letters shows you how to present yourself effectively through a cover letter to a prospective employer so that you can be more competitive as a job applicant. Part 1: Best Cover Letter Tips .....................................5 Best Cover Letter Tips at a Glance ..............................................6 iv c-Gallera of Best Cover Letters Best Cover Letter Tips ...................................................7 Tips for Writing Cover Letters .............................................. 8 Myths About Cover Letters Purpose Strategies ............................................. 7 ............................................................................. 9 Audience Strategies ........................................................................... 9 Content Strategies ........................................................................... 10 Organization Strategies ............................................. m- .................... 12 Stgle Strategies ............................................................................... 12 Tips for Polishing Cover Letters .........................................13 A quality resume can make a great impression. but it can be ruined quickly by a poorly written cover letter . This section shows you how to eliminate common errors in cover letters. It amounts to a crash writing course that you won't find in any other job search book . After you read the following sections. you will be better able to write and polish any letters you create for your job search. Word-Processing Tips ......................................................................-14 Using Pronouns Correctlg ............................................................... 1 4 ............................................................ 15 Using Punctuation Correctlg .........................................................7 Using Words Correctlg ................................................................... 21 Using Verb Forms Correctlg Part 2: The Gallery of Best Cover Letters.............................................................................25 The Gallery at a Glance This Gallery has 34 categories of professional cover letters for a wide variety of occupations . Regardless of your career or occupation. you should check out all the letters throughout the Gallery for design tips. ways to express ideas. and impressive formats. At the bottom of each cover letter are comments that call your attention to noteworthy features or solutions to problems. .......................................................26 How to Use the Gallery ....................................................... 29 Accounting ......................................................................................... 33 Administrative Support.................................................................. 40 Advertising......................................................................................... 50 Aviation .............................................................................................. 52 Corporate TrainingRecruiting 55 Customer Service ............................................................................. 61 .. .................................................... Design/Architecture ........................................................................ 64 Education ........................................................................................... 69 Engineering........................................................................................ 94 Finance..............................................................................................100 Fund-Raising/Events Planning...................................................117 Healthcare........................................................................................ 124 Hospitality ....................................................................................... 141 Human Resources .......................................................................... 147 Information Systems/Information Technology ..................... 160 Law ..................................................................................................... 182 Law Enforcement/Security.......................................................... 191 Managers and Directors............................................................... 203 Manufacturing ................................................................................229 Media ................................................................................................. 230 Military-to-CivilianTransition .................................................. 232 Occupational Health and Safety ...............................................235 Personal Services ...........................................................................238 Photography ....................................................................................242 Procurement ................................................................................... -243 Public Relations/Communications............................................ 246 Publishing/Writing ........................................................................ 252 Real Estate ....................................................................................... 255 Sales and Marketing ...................................................................... 259 Science............................................................................................... 317 Social Work/Counseling ............................................................... 320 Technology ....................................................................................... 329 Transportation/Travel.................................................................. 340 Special Letters................................................................................. 345 Part 3: Best Resume Tips ........................................347 Best Resume Tips at a Glance............................................. 348 Best Resume Tips ........................................................................349 Best Resume Writing Strategies .................................................350 In this section, you learn experience-tested resume-writing strategies, such as how to showcase your skills, knowledge, and achievements. Best Resume Design and Layout Tips ......................................352 This section shows you effective design techniques, such as how to use white space for an uncluttered look; how to make decisions about fonts and tgpefaces;how to handle italic and boldfacing; and how to use graphics elements such as bullets, horizontal lines, vertical lines, and boxes. Best Resume Writing Style Tips ................................................ 356 To help you make your resume error-free, you learn practical writing tips, in such as how to use capital letters in computer terms; how to use h~phens words and phrases; and how to use commas, semicolons, dashes, and colons correctly. Exhibit of Resumes........................................................................ 361 In this section, you examine 23 sample resumes, several of which accompany cover letters submitted for use in the Gallery. After you study this exhibit, you will have a better feel for designing your own resumes to make them distinctive and effective. Appendix: List of Contributors.......................387 Use this Appendix to locate or contact a professional resume writer whose cover letter style you admire. Besides working with clients locally, a number of the writers work with clients by phone, fax, or e-mail, as well as on the Internet. Occupation Index .............................................................. 399 This index-displaying cover letter numbers rather than page numbersenables you to find sample cover letters for positions sought, listed alphabetically and cross-referenced. For example, if you want to see a cover letter for an individual who was seeking to become an Operations Manager, look up Manager in the Occupation Index, and then look for Operations as a subcategory. Or you could look up Operations Manager and find a direct path that way. If a sought position is unknown, then the cover letter is listed by current or most recent position. Resumes Index ..................................................................... -404 This separate resume index enables you to find sample resumes listed by current or most recent occupation. For example, if you want to see a resume for an Office Manager, look up Office Manager; or look up Manager and then Office. The number given is a resume number rather than a page number.

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