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[TOC] Top Ten Cover Letter Dos and DonÆts Introduction Chapter 1: Let the Job Search Begin ItÆs about Communication Simple Steps for Success Proactive and Reactive Strategies Three Ps in Perspective Do It RIGHT Chapter 2: The Letter-Writing Process Putting Your Best Foot Forward Cover Letter Formats Content Is Crucial Myths and Realities Common Mistakes New Issues for the E-Generation Crucial Challenges to Overcome Chapter 3: Resume Review Seven Steps to Resume Success The Everything Resume Helpful Tips to Get Started Keep Your Audience in Mind Key Word Focus and Function Resumes the E-Way Chapter 4: Off to the Interview Your Prep and Cheat Sheets Highlighting Your Qualifications Research and Preparation Typical Interviewer Styles Common Questions Pre-Interview Prep Exercise Four Valuable Phrases After the Interview Chapter 5: Before and After Versions Advertising Account Executive Paralegal Teacher Engineer Marketing Intern Administrative Assistant Chapter 6: Cover Letters for Special Situations Special Strategies for Special Situations Over Age Fifty: Product Manager Experience at Only One Place: Materials Manager In-House Application: District Supervisor Homemaker Reentering the Work Force: Graphic Designer Career Change: Advertising Assistant Career Change: Business Consultant Career Change: Marketing Executive Career Change: Product and Services Developer Displaced Homemaker: Administrator Fired/Laid Off: Recruiter Former Small-Business Owner: Environmental Advocate Former Freelancer: Production Assistant Freelancer: Editor and Writer Gaps in Employment History: Assistant Curator Military Background: Transportation Operator No Clear Career Path: Accounting Overseas Employment History: Marketing Assistant Part-Time Employment History: Store Manager Recent Graduate: Assistant to Museum Director Recent Graduate: English Teacher Recent Graduate: Gerontology Aide Recent Graduate: Legal Assistant Recent Graduate: Set Designer Recent Graduate: Translator Temporary Employment: Administrative Assistant Weak Educational Background: Parking Supervisor Chapter 7: In Response to Employer-Identified Postings Research and Respond Administrative Assistant Administrative Judge Analyst Assistant Curator Assistant Editor Assistant Hospital Supervisor Associate Desktop Publisher Athletic Director Business Consultant Campus Police Officer Case Manager Chief Financial Officer Child Care Assistant Director Claims Adjuster Clinical Research Nurse Conference Coordinator Cosmetologist Customer Service Manager Dental Hygienist Dentistry Department Manager Director of Public Works Editor Event Planner Features Reporter Field Finance Manager Film Archivist Fundraiser Gemologist Home Economics Department Coordinator Hospital Administrator Hotel Manager International Buyer Legal Assistant Librarian Loan Officer Meeting Planner Multimedia Specialist Newspaper Intern Occupational Health Manager Office Receptionist Park Maintenance Supervisor Pharmacist Photographer/Writer Political Staffer Preschool Director Product Developer Production Quality Control Manager Program Coordinator Project Manger Public Relations Associate Publicist PublisherÆs Assistant Purchasing Agent Real Estate Sales Associate Regional Manager Researcher Restaurant Manager Trainee Sales Representative, Medical Products Senior HVAC Technician Site Location Supervisor Social Worker State Administrator Store Manager Systems Engineer Technical Writer Telemarketer Television Camera Operator Translator Travel Agent Writing Instructor Chapter 8: In Response to Confidential Postings Applications Programmer Assistant Personnel Officer Biomedical Engineer Business Consultant Legal Associate Librarian Marketing Analyst Medical Assistant Operations Manager Pharmaceutical Sales Chapter 9: ôColdö Contact Letters to Employers Administrative Assistant Admissions Counselor Advertising Sales Associate Associate Editor Audiovisual Specialist Chef Computer Software Designer Consulting/Management Information Specialist Editorial Assistant Elementary School Teacher Financial Analyst Fundraiser Investment Banking Analyst Legal Assistant Librarian Management Consulting Analyst Manager Marketing Director Mutual Funds Broker Public Relations Assistant School and Community Counselor Television Production Assistant Chapter 10: Broadcast Letters to Employers Administrative Assistant Admissions and Enrollment Manager Advertising Intern Chiropractor Credit Manager Freight Supervisor Marketing/Sales Executive Optics Researcher Project Manager Senior Vice President, Banking Chapter 11: Contacting Employment Agencies Accounting Manager Bookkeeper Claims Processor Chef Dental Assistant Executive Assistant Legal Administrator Office Manager Property Manager Research and Development Sales/Customer Service Representative Security Guard Chapter 12: Contacting Headhunters and Search Firms Director of Information Services Management Consultant Operations Manager Plant Manager Senior Accountant Chapter 13: Networking Letters Administrative Assistant Auto Salesperson Bank Manger Chief Financial Officer Customer Support Representative Editor International Controller Marketing Assistant Marketing Specialist Mortgage/Loan Officer Nurse Payroll Supervisor Production Manager Publicist Quality Control Engineer Secretary Staff Accountant Telecommunications Specialist Telemarketer Chapter 14: Networking Notes To Faculty Member To Past Employer To Professional Society Colleague To Professional Society Officer To Friend of the Family To an Alumnus(a) Chapter 15: Other Letters Between Phone Conversation and Interview I Between Phone Conversation and Interview II Following a Job Interview I Following a Job Interview II Thanks for a Great Reference Thanks for a Great Recommendation Thanks for a Great Referral After an Informational Interview Followup Letter Response to a Rejection Withdrawal from Consideration Rejection of an Offer Acceptance Letter Address or Phone Number Change Resignation Letter Appendix A: Critiquing Checklist Appendix B: General Job Search Resources Appendix C: Special Strategies for Special Groups
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