Perfect Phrases for Cover Letters Paperback – Oct 20 2005
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The Right Phrase for Every Situation…Every Time
In today’s competitive job market, getting your foot in the door is half the battle. It’s crucial to get yourself noticed immediately―before the interview, before a potential employer even looks at your resume. Your career success begins with the all-important cover letter. That letter is the key to creating a good first impression. In a few sentences, you need to convey your professionalism, qualifications, intelligence, communication skills, and personal goals. Written by a bestselling career expert, this step-by-step handbook is filled with example formats, eye-catching styles, and effective phrases that will help you write the kind of polished, professional letter that’s exactly right for you. Perfect Phrases for Cover Letters includes:
- Proven tips for making your cover letter stand out
- Hundreds of sample phrases organized by skill and purpose
- Surefire strategies for specific professions and job situations
You only have one chance to make a first impression. Make it count―with a clear, concise, and confident cover letter that will guarantee you an interview…and get you the job you want.
About the Author
Michael Bertus is the author of The Guide to Executive Recruiters (McGraw-Hill). Jay A. Block and Michael Betrus are co-authors of bestseller 101 Best Resumes, 101 More Best Resumes and 101 Best Cover Letters.
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For someone who preaches über-revision throughout the job application experience, the pièce de résistance for summa cum sloppiness came for me when on page 37, fictionalized (?) job-seeker Cynthia E. Goodman states that she and his wife went to see "The Phantom of the Opera" together, where she / he (?) met the potential recruiter to whom the letter is directed. As much as I want to think the author is a staunch supporter of gay rights, the statement represents to me the epitome of a job poorly done with total disregard to detail. Even when here and there the book suggests a good idea to incorporate in a cover letter, they are by no means nothing stellar. In fact, I have found much better suggestions on cover letter writing on books that are not necessarily fully targeted to the task, such as "How to land a top-paying federal job" by Lily Whiteman. Please consult other sources and skip this one, unless of course, you want to be thought of as ordinary and utterly replaceable while trying to land a job of any kind. You'll be wise to dump this one into the trash can, as I did.
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