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Three complete ebooks for one low price! Created and compiled by the publisher, this career bundle brings together three of the bestselling For Dummies
career titles in one, e-only bundle. With this special bundle, you’ll get the complete text of the following titles:
Resumes For Dummies, 6th
Write a winning resume and land that job interview! Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you're offered an interview? With a recession that has caused widespread unemployment, having a winning resume is vital to securing an interview-and it demands a fresh look at how you write your resumes and market yourself. Whether you're entering the job market for the first time, looking for a new job after a lay off, or changing careers, Resumes For Dummies
shows you the ropes and rules for a new era in recruiting and job searching
Job Interviews For Dummies, 4th Edition
Does the thought of interviewing for a new job send shivers down your spine? It doesn't have to! Whether you're searching for your first job, changing careers, or looking for advancement in your current line of work, Job Interviews For Dummies shows you how to use your skills and experiences to your advantage and land that job .Following a half-decade characterized by an explosion of economic crises, global expansion, and technological innovation in the job market, today's job seekers vie for employment in a tough era of new realities where few have gone before. In addition to covering how to prepare for an interview, this updated edition explores the new realities of the job market with scenarios that you can expect to encounter, an updated sample question and answer section, coverage of how you can harness social media in your job search, information on preparing for a Web-based interview, and the best ways to keep your credibility when applying for several jobs at once
Cover Letters For Dummies, 3rd Edition
Cover letters are alive and sell! When they’re written right, that is. To stand out in today’s sea of qualified job seekers, learn to craft riveting new breeds of cover letters, create vibrant images online, and discover sensational self-marketing documents you never imagined. This completely revised and updated 3rd Edition of Cover Letters For Dummies brings you all this plus over 200 great new samples by 62 successful professional cover letter/resume writers. You’ve probably suspected that passive and sleepy cover letters merely hugging resumes won’t get you where you want to go. Especially in a shaky job market.
Cover letters are alive and sell! When they’re written right, that is. To stand out in today’s sea of qualified job seekers, learn to craft riveting new breeds of cover letters, create vibrant images online, and discover sensational self-marketing documents you never imagined. This completely revised and updated 3rd Edition
of Cover Letters For Dummies
brings you all this — plus over 200 great new samples by 62 successful professional cover letter/resume writers.
You’ve probably suspected that passive and sleepy cover letters merely hugging resumes won’t get you where you want to go. Especially in a shaky job market. The verdict’s in. Since the last edition of Cover Letters For Dummies, blazing fast change in tools, technology, and how hiring managers come calling and how we invite them to look us over, means big dramatic changes in our job messages.
In this exceptional handbook of contemporary job messages, you’ll discover fresh ways of thinking about cover letters that captain an entire team of new-style job messages.
Now completely updated for online and on-paper job search the only guide to new-style letters that get you in the door
Go beyond the classic cover letter! Whether you're a new or experienced job hunter, this guide offers you fresh ideas for crafting a wide variety of engaging cover letters and innovative career marketing documents. You'll see how to stand out in today's fierce job market with savvier, higher-impact messages that cut through the competition.
Realize the clout of your cover letter discover the surprising role your document plays in a successful job search
Build your marketing arsenal from e-mail cover notes and resume combo letters, to online profiles and professional branding statements
Write your way to a job with great success lines see how your letter should look and read, include the right targeted content, grab the reader's attention (and hold it), and keep the door open with a take-charge close
Apply the latest letter tactics get strategies for replying to ads, prospecting, networking for job leads, and writing thank-you letters that clinch the job
Choose from more than 125 outstanding samples from top career professionals including a mix of new-style, traditional, creative, friendly, hard-hitting, and clever letters
About the Author
Joyce Lain Kennedy is a nationally syndicated careers columnist appearing in newspapers and on Web sites across the country. The author of seven career management books, she has more than 30 years of experience in the career field.
Table of Contents
Part I: Cover Letters and So Much More!
Chapter 1: News Flash: Cover Letters Are Grown Up and Have Kids.
Chapter 2: Creating Images Online for Now and Tomorrow.
Chapter 3: Special Marketing Messages Outrun Rivals.
Part II: Creating Compelling Communications.
Chapter 4: Writing Your Way to a Job.
Chapter 5: Language That Snap-Crackle-Pops.
Chapter 6: Great Lines for Success.
Chapter 7: Job Seeker’s Skills Finder.
Part III: Job Letters: Sample the Best.
Chapter 8: Job Ad Reply Letters.
Chapter 9: Broadcast and Prospecting Letters.
Chapter 10: Networking Letters.
Chapter 11: Resume Letters.
Chapter 12: Thank-You and Follow-Up Letters.
Part IV: Online Messages: Sample the Best.
Chapter 13: Branding Statements and Online Profiles.
Chapter 14: E-Mail Cover Notes.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten Urban Legends to Toss.
Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Top-Rated Online Profiles.
Appendix: Directory of Job Letter Writers.