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Adams Cover Letter Almanac, 2nd Edition

Book Description

The Adams Cover Letter Almanac, Second Edition is the most comprehensive guide available for creating an attention-getting cover letter. This easy-to-use volume is packed with sample cover letters that can be easily customized to match the needs of any job seeker, whether you're new to the job market, an experienced professional, changing careers, or re-entering the workforce. Based on professionally written cover letters that have landed real jobs, sample letters are included for every occasion.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. How to Use This Book
  6. PART I: All about Cover Letters
  7. CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO COVER LETTERS
  8. CHAPTER 2: THE ANATOMY OF A COVER LETTER
  9. CHAPTER 3: A QUESTION OF STYLE
  10. CHAPTER 4: TWENTY COVER LETTER BLUNDERS TO AVOID
  11. PART II: All about Job Hunting
  12. CHAPTER 5: PLANNING YOUR JOB-SEARCH CAMPAIGN
  13. CHAPTER 6: THE BEST AND WORST WAYS TO FIND JOBS
  14. CHAPTER 7: CONTACTING COMPANIES DIRECTLY
  15. CHAPTER 8: NETWORKING YOUR WAY TO A JOB
  16. CHAPTER 9: RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS IN THE ELECTRONIC AGE
  17. PART III: Sample Cover Letters
  18. CHAPTER 10: RESPONSE TO A CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT (PRINT)
  19. CHAPTER 11: RESPONSE TO A CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT (WEB POSTING)
  20. CHAPTER 12: RESPONSE TO A "BLIND" ADVERTISEMENT
  21. CHAPTER 13: “COLD” LETTER TO A POTENTIAL EMPLOYER
  22. CHAPTER 14: LETTER TO AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
  23. CHAPTER 15: LETTER TO AN EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM
  24. CHAPTER 16: NETWORKING LETTER
  25. CHAPTER 17: BROADCAST LETTER
  26. CHAPTER 18: RESUME LETTER
  27. CHAPTER 19: COVER LETTERS FOR SPECIAL SITUATIONS
  28. CHAPTER 20: ELECTRONIC COVER LETTERS (E-MAIL FORMAT)
  29. CHAPTER 21: FOLLOW-UP LETTER (AFTER TELEPHONE CONVERSATION)
  30. CHAPTER 22: FOLLOW-UP LETTER (AFTER JOB INTERVIEW)
  31. CHAPTER 23: INFORMATION REQUEST
  32. CHAPTER 24: ADDRESS/PHONE NUMBER CHANGE
  33. CHAPTER 25: THANK-YOU LETTER (FOR GOOD REFERENCE)
  34. CHAPTER 26: THANK-YOU LETTER (FOR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION)
  35. CHAPTER 27: THANK-YOU LETTER (FOR REFERRAL)
  36. CHAPTER 28: THANK-YOU LETTER (AFTER INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW)
  37. CHAPTER 29: RESURRECTION LETTER
  38. CHAPTER 30: RESPONSE TO REJECTION
  39. CHAPTER 31: WITHDRAWAL FROM CONSIDERATION
  40. CHAPTER 32: REJECTION OF OFFER
  41. CHAPTER 33: RESIGNATION LETTER
  42. CHAPTER 34: ACCEPTANCE LETTER