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Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters by Martin Yate
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مفيد. و تكثر فيه الأمثلة التي يمكن استخدامها أو توظيفها في مختلف الوظائف.



"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 "...this combination has enabled me to...". You want them to see that you understand the job and their need.
4. Turn desire into action: brevity (leave the reader wanting more), ask for an interview and show that you'll follow up if contact has not been made by a certain time.


"It encouraged me to do a little research on your company. I am now convinced of two things: You are the kind of people I want to be associated with, and I have the kind of qualifications you can use."

"I have always followed the performance of your company in..."

" will see that my resume demonstrates a person of unusual dedication, efficiency, and drive."

Phrases for step 3, "I am writing because..." "I would like to talk to you about your staffing needs for..... and how I might be able to contribute to your department's goals"

"Thank you for your time and consideration; I hope to hear from you shortly."

"Please allow me to highlight my skills as they relate to your stated requirements." Then list in a table of two cols their requirements and your skills/experience.

Verbs that can help when describing your skills:
accomplished, achieved, innovated, worked, invented.

"I read your advertisement in... for a ..... and, after researching your company, felt I had to write..."
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