Creating and distributing your cover letters. Cover letter formats and types for every situation ; Preparing to write ; Writing your cover letters ; The anatomy of a winning electronic cover letter (plus electronic resume tips) ; Cover letter presentation ; Answers to common cover letter questions-- and tips to help you beat the odds -- Sample cover letters. Before-and-after cover letter transformations ; Winning cover letters for blue-collar and trades positions ; Winning cover letters for young professionals/new graduates ; Winning cover letters for mid-career professionals ; Winning cover letters for senior managers and executives ; Winning cover letters for technical and scientific professionals ; Winning cover letters for career changers -- The total job search: thank-you letters, recruiters, and resumes. Winning thank-you letters ; Cover letter tips and techniques from recruiters ; Next-generation job search letters ; Winning resume strategies ; Strategies, tips, and techniques to recession-proof your career -- Appendixes. Using keywords to win in your job search ; Action verbs for cover letters ; Recommended job search and career web sites.
"Cover Letter Magic reveals the inside secrets for creating phenomenal cover letters that get noticed and land interviews. Step-by-step instructions throughout the book teach readers how to write, format, and distribute their cover letters for maximum impact. This extensive resource showcases more than 130 sample cover letters for all types of job seekers, including blue collar and trades, new graduate, mid-career professionals, senior managers and executives, and technical and scientific professions. Before-and-after transformations demonstrate how to turn a boring letter into a knockout. New content for this edition includes a chapter on recession-proofing your career and lifetime career management, as well as more sample electronic cover letters."--Publisher's website.