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No-Nonsense Cover Letters

The Essential Guide to Creating Attention-Grabbing Cover Letters That Get Interviews & Job Offers

By: Arnold G. Boldt, Arnold & Wendy S. Enelow

Price: CAD $21.99

Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser

Imprint: Career Press

240 Pages

9.98 X 7 X 0.48 ins

ISBN:  9781564149060 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 12/15/2006

In today's competitive job market, if your cover letter doesn't grab the interviewer's attention, he or she may never even glance at your resume. No-Nonsense Cover Letters gives you the powerful, practical tools to write attention-grabbing cover letters that complement your resume and get you more interviews and job offers. In this companion to No-Nonsense Resumes authors and professional resume writers Wendy Enelow and Arnie Boldt share their insights from 35+ years of combined experience to help you prepare cover letters that will get you noticed. No-Nonsense Cover Letters begins with a thorough but easy-to-understand explanation of the key elements that are vital to creating attention-grabbing letters, including:

Why writing a cover letter is all about selling yourself
How to craft targeted cover letters
When to use bullets or paragraphs
Creating E-Letters for today's E-Search environment

Subsequent chapters offer tips on creating winning letters for opportunities in virtually every profession:

Administration & Clerical; Accounting, Banking & Finance; Government; Health Care & Social Services; Hospitality Management & Food Service; Human Resources & Training; Law Enforcement & Legal; Manufacturing & Operations; Sales, Marketing & Customer Service; Skilled Trades; and Technology, Science & Engineering

Each chapter includes sample letters contributed by leading resume writers and career consultants worldwide.


First-time author Arnold Boldt has written resumes and cover letters for candidates at all levels, from production workers to top-level executives. He is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Job & Career Transition Coach, and his work has been featured in more than 30 books. He lives in suburban Rochester, New York, where he is managing partner of Arnold-Smith Associates, a career transition consulting firm.

Wendy Enelow is a well-known and well-respected authority on resume- and cover-letter writing, job search and career management. She is the author of more than 25 career books and has been a certified resume writer and career coach for nearly 15 years. She is the founder and past president of the Career Masters Institute, a professional association that promotes continuing education and professional excellence among resume writers and other career professionals. She lives in Coleman Falls, Virginia.



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