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Ultimate cover letters: a guide to job search letters, online applications and follow-up strategies

Author: Yate, Martin Publisher: Kogan Page, 2008.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 292 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780749453282Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print ZA14 .Y39 2008
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Includes index

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Ultimate Cover Letters A guide to job search letters, online applications and follow-up strategies Contents Read this first 1 What is a job search letter? Step one 7; Step two 7; Step three 8; Step four 9 2 The four types of job search letters The executive briefing 15; The broadcast letter 17; Recruitment agencies and executive recruiters 20 3 What goes in, what stays out Desirable professional behaviours 22; Brief is beautiful 27; A question of money 28; Telephone and e-mail 29; Ingredients: a basic checklist 29 4 Assembling your job search letter Gather information 31; Creating punchy sentences 35; Length 40; Your checklist 41 5 The final product Layout 44; How to brighten the page 44; Proofing and printing 45; Envelopes send messages too 47; Appearance 48 6 The plan of attack Online job postings 50; Job advertisements 51; Networking 53; Direct-research contacts 56; Recruitment agencies 59; Business magazines 60; Sending out your job search letter 60; Do you need to compose more than one letter? 62; The plan 62; Following up: a cautionary tale 64; Follow-up calls work 65 1 6 12 22 31 44 50 7 How the internet can help in your job search 67 What you need to start an online job search 68; Online privacy and organization 68; Privacy is a concern for everyone 69; Rules to protect your online privacy 69; Free e-mail accounts 70; How to organize your job-hunting e-mail account 71; Job search letters and online job-hunting 73; Differences between electronic and paper job search letters 74; The need for multiple electronic search letters 77; Make sure your job search letter templates are electronic transmission compatible 78; E-mail subject lines 81; How to customize and send your e-mail job search letter and CV 82; Reaching the right person 87; Electronic signatures and 'fake' real stationery 87; Accuracy is essential 88 8 Sample letters Responses to online job postings E-mails: Technical sales representative Investment banker Legal administrator Manufacturing Production supervisor Responses to newspaper advertisements Letters: Health care management Speech therapist Hydrogeologist Customer service representative Sales associate Skilled labourer Assessment coordinator Office administrator Legal secretary Accounting manager International sales manager Executive assistant Power phrases 'Cold' enquiries to potential employers Letters: Entry-level network administrator Entry-level librarian 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 112 113 Manager Mental health Senior customer service specialist Research professional Personal trainer Registered nurse Entertainment industry Management Radiation safety officer Veterinary surgeon Work placement Teacher Production supervisor Sales professional Credit account specialist Sales Media Director Pharmaceutical sales Recruiter Project management Publishing International sales E-mails: Banking Software development Work experience Power phrases 'Cold' enquiries to employment industry professionals Letters: Health care Senior network control technician/administrator Accountant Quality assurance Executive computer specialist Director Senior manager International operations 114 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 145 146 148 149 150 151 152 153 E-mails: IT professional Computer professional Programmer/analyst IT management Systems integration Systems administrator Power phrases Broadcast Letters: Teaching position Assistant director of student housing Financial planning professional Heavy equipment operator Executive chef/hotel restaurant manager Maintenance mechanic Database engineer Senior technical sales Telecommunications Senior RandD engineer Multilingual sales manager Management HR generalist Operations manager Information technology programme manager Pharmaceutical sales Director of operations Consultant Project manager E-mails: Senior buyer/purchasing agent/purchasing manager Logistics New product marketing Senior marketing executive Director, asset liquidation Power phrases 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 163 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 174 176 178 180 182 183 184 185 186 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 Networking Letters: Managerial/administrative position Administrative assistant Creative media Management Computer and information systems manager Chief financial officer General Accounting E-mails: HR administration Publishing Power phrases Follow-up (after telephone contact) Letters: Fundraising consultant Adult education Legal assistant Purchasing Manager E-mails: General Arts management Power phrases Follow-up (after face-to-face meeting) Letters: Library system director Sales Loan processor Hospitality manager Merchandise manager Manufacturer representative General Librarian Construction manager Executive assistant 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 Assistant Management information systems Sales E-mails: General Sales manager Management Senior counsellor Graphic design General Entry-level Auditing Power phrases 'Resurrection' Letters: HR position Stevedore Social worker Wholesale market manager Construction manager Entry-level E-mails: Account executive Programmer Product manager Power phrases Rejection of offer Letters: Head librarian Team supervisor General E-mail: Department manager Power phrases 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 Acceptance Letters: Mar ket in g re se arch manager Dir ecto r Managin g co n sultant E-mail: Genera l P ower p h ra se s Negotiation Letters: Genera l S ales Senior lab specialist · P r oduct sp e cia list Resignation Letters: ITU nu rse Car e co o rd in a t o r Manage me n t S ales re p re se n t ative Dir ecto r E-mail: Genera l P ower p h ra se s Thank-yous (after appointment) Letter: Genera l E-mail: S oftwa re ma n a ger P ower p h ra se s Appendix: How to jump-start a stalled career search Index 259 260 261 262 263 265 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 278 279 280 282 289

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