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201 Killer Cover Letters [Paperback]

Sandra Podesta , Andrea Paxton
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1 Dec 1995 0070504563 978-0070504561 Pap/Dskt
"201 Killer Cover Letters provides job seekers with an unbeatable competitive edge by arming them with surefire sample letters for every job-hunting situation.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Schaum Outline Series; Pap/Dskt edition (1 Dec 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070504563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070504561
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 18.5 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,698,812 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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On disk and at your fingertips­­ 201 easy-to-customize cover letter that will get read, get remembered, and get results!

Thanks to this book and this disk, you'll never again have to struggle over composing the kind of killer cover letter that grabs the attention of prospective employers and lands interviews. You'll be able to effortlessly produce the appropriate letter you need for any job opening, in any company, in any situation. You'll have a huge edge over thousands of other job-seekers­­from people who write weak and disorganized letters­­to people who send standardized form letters­­and those who fail to include cover letters at all, not knowing that cover letters are as important as resumes.

Whatever your field, whatever your background and skills, this library of great cover letters on disk will make it easy for you to play up your strengths, downplay your weaknesses, and stand out from the crowd. Included are cover letters for every occasion, such as:

-The Search Letter
-The Ad Response/Resume Cover Letter
-The Networking Letter
-The Follow Up Letter
-The Thank You Letter
-The "Make Something Happen" Letter
-The Reference Request Letter

You'll learn the secrets of killer openings and closings, the ten top rules for writing great cover letters, how to respond to salary queries, words and phrases to avoid, how to jump-start a stalled candidacy, and much more!

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.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ten Rules for Writing 201 Killer Cover Letters 2 Oct 1996
By A Customer
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Sample letters for job searches. 9 Feb 1996
By A Customer
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
2.0 out of 5 stars VERY AMERICAN 8 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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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