By Joyce Lain Kennedy
A cover letter should complement, not duplicate, a resume. Its purpose is to interpret the data-oriented, factual resume and add a personal touch. A cover letter is often the earliest written contact with a potential employer, creating a critical first impression.
This updated edition of Job Search Letters For Dummies provides you with the information you need to write an effective cover letter that accurately reflects your skills – and gets you the interview. The book covers the gamut of leading-edge topics, including:
- effective strategies for internal career communications on topics such as raises, promotions, and position changes
- rules for communicating professionally with texts and networking on social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn
- fresh and updated communication phrases to voice accomplishments and make job-fit statements
- post-interview etiquette and letters such as thank-yous, “hire me” reinforcement notes, interest revival queries
- and much more
Also included in this edition are:
- more than 100 new sample letters that illustrate what a modern, communications-supported job search looks like
- a collection of free, formatted templates available for download on Dummies.com
- the latest tools and techniques for communicating properly via social media sites
360 pages. Softcover. July 2013.