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201 Killer Cover Letters (CD-ROM edition) Paperback – 1 May 2003


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 2 edition (1 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071413294
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071413299
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 2 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,734,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The fastest, easiest way to wow employers and land interviews

Want to writer powerful job-search letters that knock their socks off every time --and spare yourself a lot of agony in the process? 201 Killer Cover Letters: CD-ROM Edition gives you instant access to hundreds of surefire cover letters that you can customize in a jiffy to fit any job-hunting situation.

Whether you're networking, applying for a job, requesting a reference, or writing a thank-you letter, these proven approaches enable you to respond immediately to every opportunity with an attention-grabbing letter that's perfect for any job, any company, any situation. This indispensable job-search resource is packed with:

  • 201 sample letters for every possible job-hunting situation
  • Customized letters for more than 120 job-types, from accountant to x-ray technician
  • Ready-to-download templates of all 201 letters on the CD-ROM
  • Tips on customizing and targeting your letters for maximum impact
  • Practical suggestions for positioning yourself ahead of the pack
  • Techniques for using your cover letter to overcome "objectionable" resume items or employment gaps

Fully updated to include dozens of new job types, the latest online job-search techniques, and tips for transferring skills across industries, this powerful new edition gives you the unbeatable edge you need in a fiercely competitive job market.

About the Author

Sandra Podesta is principal in the DeMartino Marketing Group, where she works with Fortune 500 companies such as Fed-EX and Sony. Andrea Paxton is a recruiter who has worked in every phase of the interview, selection, and hiring process for several major companies.


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Oct 1996
Format: Paperback
What do you talk about in your resume? ME ME ME ME. What do you talk about in your interview? ME ME ME ME. So Rule 5 of Podesta and Paxton's book (Podesta is an advertising copywriter and Paxton is a recruiter), "ELIM-ME-NATE" tells you to focus on the needs of your prospective employer in your cover letter. The 9 other top rules for writing "killer" cover letters are just as enlightening as well as humorous. I do tend to disagree with Rule 3: In Response To Your Ad...NOT! - Don't use standard openings. I've actually had HR professionals request such standard openings so that they can keep track of who is applying for which ad in which newspaper. But that is the real value of this book: it shows you how to write killer openings and closings for any situation. There is an index of letters listed by issue, with a corresponding chapter and letter number to refer to. What's more, you can get through this book in a hurry, and all of the sample letters are on diskette that is included. So if your cover letters "...Ain't Working," then "...Fix It" with one of 201 different approaches (Rule 10).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Feb 1996
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Good letters for getting, keeping, refusing,
and quitting jobs. It has its own PC diskette, so that it is
not necessary to retype letters for personal use. I suspect
that it's the only cover letter book on the market to come
with a PC diskette.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 April 2002
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with endings like, you want the best then hire me!! very usefull floppy to install all 201 letter onto your harddrive, but if used in briton most will need ajusting as they can come across as brash and cocky.
The way it gets you to look at your own qualitys is really good, and helped me put together my own letter and used some parts of theirs,
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