In today's competetive job market, if your cover letter doesn't grab the interviewer's attention, he or she may never even glance at your resume. No-Nonsense Cover Letters gives you the powerful practical tools to write "attention grabbing" cover letters that complement your resume and get you more interviews and job offers. The book begins with a thorough but easy-to-understand explanation of the key elements that are vital to creating "attention grabbing" letters including: why writing a cover letter is about selling yourself; how to craft targeted cover letters; when to use bullets or paragraphs; and creating E-letters for today's E-search environment. Subsequent chapters offer tips on writing winning cover letters for opportunities for virtually every profession.
For the first time ever, here’s a resume book that clears away the clutter and gets down to the “brass tacks” of what it takes to write and design a resume that will get you interviews and job offers. Authors and professional resume writers Wendy Enelow and Arnold Boldt share their insights, knowledge, and more than 35 years of combined experience to help you prepare a resume that will get you noticed, not passed over. No-Nonsense Resumes begins with a thorough but easy-to-understand explanation of the key elements that are vital to creating an “attention-grabbing” resume, including how to: — Strategically “position” your resume — Showcase your skills and achievements — Format and design a professional-looking resume — Select and integrate key words — Prepare and distribute your electronic resume Subsequent chapters offer specific tips on creating winning resumes for job opportunities in virtually every profession: Administration & Clerical; Accounting, Banking & Finance; Government; Health Care & Social Services; Hospitality Management & Food Service; Human Resources & Training; Law Enforcement & Legal; Manufacturing & Operations; Sales, Marketing & Customer Service; Skilled Trades; and Technology, Science & Engineering. Included in each chapter are sample resumes contributed by leading resume writers and career consultants worldwide.
A solid, well-written cover letter is crucial to getting a job interview. Written under the auspices of the Job and Career Information Services Committee of the Public Library Association--a group of librarians with many years of collective experience in researching and providing job assistance information--this practical guide provides easy-to-follow instruction in crafting outstanding cover letters for any type of position. Completely updated, it features guidance in job seeking effectively online and the best ways to showcase experience with the latest technologies.
John Wood sees it with numbing regularity: the query letter that comes close to making a sale - until the writer makes some fatal, but avoidable mistake. &break;&break;So the Modern Maturity senior editor wrote this letter-writer's guidebook. Read it, learn from it, use its secrets to write queries that get accepted. &break;&break;Discover: &break; why boldness beats blandness every time&break; how to rocket your query right past the slush pile&break; how to make a big impression with a little cover letter&break; the 10 basics you must have in your article query&break; the 10 query blunders that can ruin your chances&break; how to dramatize your novel with a query/synopsis package&break; what a book proposal is, why you need it, and how to write it &break;&break;As you publish more, your professional correspondence will increase. Whether the correspondence is a complaint to your editor, a celebrity interview request or anything else connected with your career, you'll make it ring with style and professionalism with this book. &break;&break;Wood includes chapter-ending Question & Answer sections that clarify issues concerning the type of letter at hand. He's also packed the book with illustrative samples. You'll see many that are pure dynamite - and one real bomb. &break;&break;Read this book and immediately begin to write energetic, masterly, persuasive letters. Keep editors hanging on your words. Make them eager to buy your work.
How much should you be making? Are you underpaid by hundreds or thousands of pounds a year? What benefits should you receive and what are they worth? Are you prepared to deal with issues relating to stock options and equity incentives? How can you get employers to pay you what you're really worth? If you have not raised these questions, perhaps it's time to do so with the help of this book. The book that answers the most important questions about how you can increase your salary. Whether applying for a job or seeking a raise or promotion, few people know what they are really worth. They frequently underestimate their value, believe salaries am predetermined, avoid talking about money, and fail to adequately negotiate salaries, benefits, and raises. At the same time, employers rend to keep salaries and their decision process secret. How they calculate your value, and the value of the position, largely determines what salary they will offer you. How, then, do you determine your value and negotiate a salary that truly reflects your real worth? Offering insightful analyses and clear prescriptions for salary success, Ron and Caryl Krannich reveal the major ingredients for determining salaries: secrecy, salary history, salary requirements, salary ranges, and negotiating tactics. They dispel numerous myths, outline key salary mistakes, and review major compensation trends in the process of revealing how to: acquire salary information and figure your worth; respond to applications requesting salary history; handle tough interview questions; negotiate a higher salary and terms of employment; finalise the job offer and follow-up with finesse. Filled with insightful analyses, cutting-edge strategies revealing examples, useful sample dialogues, and current salary data, this book can make a big difference in every job seeker's compensation package. Indeed, with this no-nonsense guide, you will quickly discover what you are really worth - and you will learn how to get it simply by asking and answering key questions for salary success.
Sooner or later, you'll want to apply for a job-and you know you won't be the only one applying. To make your qualifications stand out front the crowd, you have to know how to present them. There's no better way to match your sales pitch to your reader's interests than with a great cover letter. A cover letter gives yourself a chance to focus on your strongest points. It lets you tell more about yourself than a resume can. And it lets you say it straight to your reader one on one.
Offers advice on writing a professional-looking cover letter that complements the accompanying resume and draws attention to the job applicant, and includes guidance on resumes, interviews, and job hunting.
Job seekers and students looking for a career will find the inside scoop on networking, interviewing, negotiating job offers, succeeding on the job, and much more to have a big advantage in getting a job quickly. Intelligent strategies help readers avoid common job search pitfalls, power up their resumes, use search firms to their advantage, and orchestrate a targeted direct-mail campaign. The Ultimate Job Search is filled with tools to guide job seekers through the job search process. Helpful self-assessment exercises allow students to define a job objective. Resume writing tips and formats allow job seekers to create magnetic correspondence. Readers gain information on how to shine during the interview, receive valuable advice for negotiating a top salary, and learn the eight steps to guaranteed success on the job.
Starting a business is more than just a dream. It requires attention to the day-to-day details of running a business. This book eliminates the mysteries of starting and running any business. It shows how to launch a successful business by developing a step-by-step action plan. It covers business development, sales and marketing, client relationship management, budgeting and finance, technology, franchising, time management, productivity, people management, and more.