Modernize Your Job Search Letters addresses how to write the following types of letters that most job seekers will use through their search campaign: Traditional Cover Letters: Letters that job seekers write in response to job advertisements and postings, send directly to hiring managers, or present to human resource professionals. E-Notes: Modern and shorter cover letters used as the content for job seekers email messages, thereby eliminating the need to click to read an attached letter.
Recruiter Letters: As either cover letters or e-notes often including information that job seekers would not typically share at the onset with a prospective employer. Thank-You Letters: A must after every interview to ensure that job seekers stay front of mind and give themselves an instantly competitive edge. Networking Letters: Introductory letters to make connections with direct network contacts or referrals; not generally written in response to specific job opportunities. Job Proposal Letters: As the title suggests, these letters are written to propose a specific job opportunity with a specific company to meet a specific organizational need. Letters for Candidates with Unique Job Search Challenges: Letters for job seekers facing specific search challenges, such as transitioning from military service to civilian work, returning to work after raising children, returning to work after incarceration, changing careers, or finding a new job despite a record of hopping from one position to another.
About the Authors
Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark have written 30+ books on resumes, cover letters, keywords, hiring, and career management. Total book sales exceed 600,000 worldwide. Well-recognized industry leaders, both have extensive public speaking experience and have been interviewed/quoted by major media: WSJ, Time, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Washington Post, ABC News, Money Magazine, and others.
Founders and past Executive Directors of 3 of the career industry’s most notable professional development organizations, Enelow and Kursmark are both Master Resume Writers (MRWs), Credentialed Career Managers (CCMs), Job & Career Transition Coaches (JCTCs), and Certified Professional Resume Writers (CPRWs).