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Number of Pages: 312
Publication Date: 2012
Series: For Dummies
New-style job messages that get you in the door and on yourway up
From sparkling cover letters to six-word bios, a fresh bevy of jobsearch letters has grown powerfully useful for successful careercommunications. Job Search Letters For Dummies delivers the qualityof New Era know-how you need right now to land good jobs andthrive. Whether you’re a long-time professional or a recentcollege graduate — or somewhere in between — Job SearchLetters For Dummies has you covered.
Job Search Letters For Dummies covers the gamut of leading-edgetopics, including effective strategies for internal careercommunications on topics such as raises, promotions, and positionchanges; rules for communicating professionally with texts andnetworking on social media platforms such as twitter and LinkedIn;fresh and updated communication phrases to voice accomplishmentsand make job-fit statements; post-interview etiquette and letterssuch as thank-yous, "hire me" reinforcement notes, interest revivalqueries; and much more.
- Get hired with 40 types of job letters
- Create short messages for a smartphone world
- Network on social media sites
- Model best letters more than 200 pro samples
Whether you’re a long-time professional or a recentcollege graduate — or somewhere in between — JobSearch Letters For Dummies has you covered.
A note to job seekers from nationally syndicated careerscolumnist and author or Job Search Letters For Dummies,Joyce Lain Kennedy:
Welcome aboard, job seekers! Thanks for checking out this firstguide to communications-supported job search and careergrowth in relentlessly changing technological times.
The right messaging — what you say, why you say it,and when you say it — is as important today to youremployment goals as it has been at any time since Leonardo da Vinciwrote the first professional resume in 1482.
Consider recent job–finding history:
- In 1986 fax machines and postal mail were the most popular waysto send resumes and cover letters.
- In the 1990s the Internet boom kicked in with new tools toconnect jobs and people: e-mail, websites, cell phones, mailinglists, and online bulletin boards.
- In the 21st century the double-time march of recruitingtechnology skyrocketed, building a techno-swamp populated withendless ideas of how to connect work and people throughsmartphones, wonder tablets, apps, and social media for virtualnetworking.
You’re competing in a new world of work out there.If your job search is treading water — or evendrowning— there’s a better way. Make a splash! Engagehiring authorities through a communications-centered campaign withsmart content.