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Cover Letters That Knock'em Dead 7th Edition

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Following the success of Resumes That Knock 'Em Dead, Yate takes an in-depth look at that other vital component of the job search: the cover letter. Each of these cover letters was used successfully to obtain a job. Several executive summaries are included as well--letters sent without a resume that nevertheless led to offers.
Paperback, 302 pages
Published September 19th 2006 by Adams Media (first published January 1st 1995)
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Sebah Al-Ali
مفيد. و تكثر فيه الأمثلة التي يمكن استخدامها أو توظيفها في مختلف الوظائف.

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"Your cover letter is your only chance to achieve any kind of personal rapport with the reader of your resumé."

Four steps:
1. Grab reader's attention: appearance (typeface, spellings, etc)
2. Generate interest: show them you know enough about their thing
3. Turn interest into desire to learn more: tie yourself to a specific job category or work area. then highlight one or two special contributions/achievements "...thi
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Maria
May 28, 2014 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-partial
If you’re in the middle of a job search or just want to polish your resume and cover letter, this set of books gives you simple steps to help make your essential career documents stand out above the rest. Updated for 2013, the newly revised 10th editions emphasize the internet’s essential role in one’s job search, and what that means for today’s job candidates who apply for positions electronically. Both books provide strategies for crafting your documents along with tips for your job search and ...more
Jodi
Jul 30, 2011 Jodi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I checked this 1998 edition out from my local public library. I'm currently job searching, and thought some pointers might help.

While this book is full of gems, this edition is extremely dated (one of its recommendations is to not send in a handwritten [!] cover letter). Also, I found some of the "power phrases" downright ridiculous and completely inappropriate for a job seeker's cover letter.

I'd welcome the opportunity to read a more recent edition, but I think this is a good book for all job s
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Julie
My initial thoughts on this book is that it would be really helpful for people who have already got years of experience and who are working in fields where cold contacting might work. There are a few examples for entry-level people like me, but not just a whole lot. My difficulty is that I have years of experience in other jobs, volunteering, and coursework that adds up to me being fit for a job. I don't have a ton of paid job experience in my field though, which is public librarianship.

It may
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Dezeree
Feb 04, 2013 Dezeree rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Much of the advice in this book is stuff you should already know. However, the worksheet provided to help you brain storm skills and qualifications is useful. Also, the section on LinkedIn is quite useful and helpful if you wish to learn how to use the site for networking. Lastly, there are some good lists of job and career sites that will be useful to many people. The provided samples of cover letters are not great. Don't buy the book if you are looking for those--unless you have never written ...more
Billy
May 19, 2014 Billy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall, this is a pretty great book.

Negatives: the organization of the text is pretty terrible; the author occasionally makes blanket statements with strong opinions that are probably not universally held; plugs his other books about every 10 pages or so.

Positives: the author's text is about 100 pages and is packed with insightful suggestions; there are ~150 example letters/emails that cover a large range of situations, not just to letters to include with your résumé. This is basically a busi
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Randy Daugherty
Feb 02, 2013 Randy Daugherty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a must have, it is a great help to those seeking employment. It breaks down the elements that a good cover letter should have even offering sample greeting, structure and closings.
Even though you may have a great resume it is the cover letter that introduces you and grabs the persons eye and attention hopefully leading to that first interview.
Every job seeker should have this in the reference collection.
Elizabeth Flowers
Another great guide for job search. My only complaint would be that there are not enough examples for young, inexperienced job seekers. This is most helpful for an individual who has worked for several years to draw upon their experiences.
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Anne
Jul 13, 2012 Anne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's more for someone just starting the search rather than someone 21 months into the search. It wasn't helpful at all for librarian positions.
Kasey Tritch
May 10, 2011 Kasey Tritch rated it it was amazing
Everything you should know but never thought about. Great!
Belia
Jun 23, 2008 Belia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Knock 'em Dead series offers the most helpful and useful career advice I have ever read.
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