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Practical tricks for standing out from the crowd and getting the job you want in the Australian and New Zealand market Applying for jobs in today's tight job market can seem like an overwhelming process. Competition is fierce and employers expect more than ever before from job applicants. With unemployment and redundancies rising, it's simply not a good time to be looking. So how do make yourself stand out? Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies, Second Australian & New Zealand Edition shows you how to catch a recruiter's attention. Presenting a wealth of sample resumes and cover letters, this handy, easy-to-use guide shows you how to write a killer cover letter, format your resume for online use, use social networking to your advantage, and tailor your resume and cover letters for specific positions and companies. Designed specifically for job hunters in Australia and New Zealand Offers practical tips and advice on crafting a great resume and a perfect cover letter for any kind of position Includes advice on addressing government selection criteria Features ten ways to turn off a recruiter and ten tips for the perfect presentation No matter how tough the job market is, a great resume and cover letter combination will help you get the attention you deserve. Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies gives you all the tools and tips you need to get noticed—and get your dream job!
This updated edition provides clear, concise instruction on every form of business writing, from traditional business letters, reports, and memos to e-mail and other electronic communications. The author emphasizes that effective business English begins with mastering grammar and sentence structure and presents a brush-up review of grammar and correct English usage. She also advises on achieving an appropriate business style that conveys the writer’s message succinctly without resorting to stilted, overly formal language or meaningless jargon. This book is perfect for the modern businessperson since it’s been updated for today’s web-based world. Includes excellent examples of model business letters, resumes, employment letters, interoffice memos and e-mail, news releases, and business reports. Additional features include exercises with answers and a glossary of business terms.
The ultimate guide to cover letters that will set you apart from the pack-revised, updated, and ready for anything . . . 175 High-Impact Cover Letters, Third Edition arms job seekers with an arsenal of highly effective professional cover letter models that, with minor modification, can be rapidly deployed as needed. You'll find a full chapter, complete with numerous models, dedicated to each of five different types of cover letters: employer broadcast letters, search firm broadcast letters, advertising response letters, networking cover letters, and resume letters. With step-by-step instructions and a wealth of samples, 175 High-Impact Cover Letters shows you how to prepare a well-written, professional letter that will help you land the interview every time. For the Third Edition, almost every letter has been substantially rewritten or fine-tuned to reflect the current thinking and terminology in the field of staffing, while an entirely new chapter provides proven «do's» and «don'ts» of effective cover letter writing. You'll find: Examples of more than 175 winning cover letters Cover letters appropriate for junior and senior experience levels in twenty-eight different occupations Sample job ads and the appropriate cover letter response Results of an authoritative survey of employment professionals that highlight what employers look for in cover letters No matter how impressive your resume, it's your cover letter that employers read first. With 175 High-Impact Cover Letters, Third Edition, you can make sure they'll be eager to turn to the next page.
For hundreds of thousands of job seekers, The Damn Good Resume Guide has been the go-to resource for writing and refining their resumes to damn near perfection. Filled with savvy advice and written in a straightforward, user-friendly style, The Damn Good Resume Guide will help you zero in on that dream job, then craft a winning resume that gets your foot in the door. This tried-and-true best seller has been fully revised and updated for today's job market, including: - Contemporary sample resumes (all of which landed interviews!) with job objectives running the career gamut - from line cook to sales manager, school principal to software engineer. - Tips on creating a functional, chronological, or hybrid resume - and advice on choosing which format is best for you. - What to include and what to leave out of your resume, so you get the job you really want. - Smart ways to deal with gaps in your work history and other less-than-ideal resume scenarios. - Instructions for writing cover emails and submitting resumes electronically. - How to set up (and excel at) an informational interview. - Advice for formatting, polishing, and proofing your resume so that it stands out in the right way. - And much more!
"Robin Ryan is the hottest career expert in America today." –Susan Cowden, TV anchor, NW Cable News LAND YOUR DREAM JOB WITH THE PERFECT COVER LETTER With the expert advice of Robin Ryan, one of America's top career coaches, thousands of job hunters have beaten the competition and landed their ideal jobs. Her innovative and simple step-by-step plan incorporates the results of an extensive, nationwide survey of hiring managers and human resources personnel to offer proven, world-class job hunting techniques and strategies. You'll create powerful, attention-grabbing letters, avoid costly mistakes, and learn to sell yourself and your skills to the employers you want to work for. With Ryan's popular and highly effective Power Impact Technique(TM), you'll have employers hunting you. This newly updated Second Edition features even more Winning Cover Letters, examples of what not to do, and new chapters on using the Internet, marketing yourself, and much more: * Fatal mistakes to avoid as viewed by human resources professionals who've seen it all * World-class cover letters that landed interviews and jobs * Exercises to help you assess your skills and accomplishments * The writing technique selected by 96% of hiring managers as their preferred style * A new, special section for top executives-including CEOs, presidents, and vice presidents * New advice for those in the creative arts, new graduates, volunteers, and career changers * Tips on writing target letters to catch the eye of the employers you want to work for «This book is a major breakthrough,teaching you how to easily write effective cover letters that employers will respond to.» -Mark Tranter, founder, America4Hire «By far, this is the best book ever written on writing cover letters.» -Sandy Dehan, HR Manager, Fortune 500 company «My dream job called after I mailed my first cover letter. I landed the job and owe it all to Robin Ryan's effective techniques.» -Marianne Jones, client
Business correspondence has an essential place in today's business, financial, and marketing worlds, and 300+ Successful Business Letters for All Occasions shows you how to make all of your business communication effective and productive. This revised and updated third edition presents models for letters of inquiry, credit letters, collection letters, congratulatory letters, business announcements, invitations to business functions, and many other forms of business correspondence. New in this edition is detailed instruction on mastering all forms of electronic communication, with advice on e-mail and texting etiquette. You'll learn how to compose everything for your job search from employment inquiries to cover letters and resumes that get results. You'll also find information on networking and corresponding via the Internet as a means of developing new career opportunities. Here in one volume is virtually everything you need to know about all types of business communication, along with useful phrases and sentence prompts to support your writing projects.
Writing can be an amazing world to explore. From realistic fiction to mysteries to sci-fi to poetry, your writing is only limited by your imagination. Keep in mind that writing is a lot more than putting pen to paper: it takes reading, research, thinking, and revision. While not all writing methods work for everyone, tips in this book both in writing Letters and Essays should get you started on your path to writing. In this book, the first chapter gives insights towards teaching writing skill. Chapter two explains about techniques for either starting writing or teaching different types of writing. Chapter three is about different types of letters.
This cost-effective textbook/workbook/handbook presents a streamlined approach to business communication that includes comprehensive Web resources and unparalleled author support for instructors and students. Essentials provides a four-in-one learning package: (1) authoritative text, (2) practical workbook, (3) self-teaching grammar/mechanics handbook, and (4) premium Web site (www.meguffey.com). Especially effective for students with outdated or inadequate language skills, ESSENTIALS offers extraordinary digital and printed exercises to help students build confidence as they review grammar, punctuation, and writing guidelines. Textbook chapters teach basic writing skills and then apply these skills to a variety of e-mails, memos, letters, reports, and resumes. Realistic model documents and structured writing assignments build lasting workplace skills. The Eighth Edition of this award-winning favorite features increased coverage of professionalism, employment communication, and communication technology in the workplace.
Master the art of resume writing and boost your chances of getting hired With unemployment rates still running high, getting an edge up on the competition in your field—whatever it may be—can be an intimidating and exhausting undertaking. Luckily, Resumes For Dummies is here to serve as your life raft as you navigate the murky waters of a modern-day job search. Inside, you'll find expert guidance on writing a winning resume that will set you head and shoulders above the crowd to land that elusive interview and get the job of your dreams. There's nothing easy and breezy about looking for a new job—whether you currently have one or not. But rather than succumbing to the panic that might convince you to hide under the covers, Resumes For Dummies arms you with the confidence you need to write a resume that will have prospective employers knocking your at your door. Includes tips on avoiding common resume-writing mistakes Provides updates on the latest changes in the job market that you'll need to take into account when writing a resume Outlines how to approach a lay-off in a professional light Covers how to confront privacy and reputation issues in online social job search Whether you're a recent graduate, second-timer looking for your next job, prime-timer who hasn't job-searched in decades, or the unfortunate victim of a lay-off, Resumes For Dummies takes the fear out of putting your skills on paper and sets you on the path to getting your foot in the door—and landing the job of your dreams.
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A Practical Chinese Writing Course has been compiled and tailored for Chinese learners to meet their practical needs. The first chapter introduces the basic concepts and elements of practical writing in Chinese. Starting from the second chapter, students will learn through detailed step-by-step instructions on how to write notes, notices, posters, announcement notices, application letters, welcoming speeches, farewell speeches, everyday letters, letters for special occasions, learning plans, learning summaries, internship reports, general speeches, news articles, and online pieces. These writing styles have been chosen to help students become familiar and comfortable with written Chinese by teaching them to master both the methods of multiple forms of practical writing, and the set forms and common sentence patterns used in these different styles .
The ingenious guide to making your resume stand out from the crowd . . . 175 High-Impact Resumes, Third Edition provides the tools, tips, and examples you need to build a professional resume that packs a punch. It guides you step by step through the process of constructing your resume and highlighting key components while giving you a clear understanding of the design, content, and overall performance of each part. You'll learn how and when to use a variety of resume formats, including chronological, functional, linear, and others. With 175 hand-picked, successful resumes of both experienced job seekers and recent college grads, there's definitely a resume here that suits your needs. Almost all the resumes in this new Third Edition have been revised and updated to reflect the current thinking and terminology of the employment profession. And there's more: A new chapter that provides a practical checklist of the «do's» and «don'ts» of resume writing Guidelines for preparing a professional electronic resume Results of an authoritative survey of employment professionals that highlight what employers look for in resumes Resumes across a wide array of occupational areas, including administration, finance, accounting, human resources, public relations, law, marketing, sales, technical services, engineering, education, retail, and many more By following the guidelines and model resumes in this invaluable book, you can automatically build a highly effective professional resume with wallop. Regardless of your level of experience and no matter what industry you're in, 175 High-Impact Resumes, Third Edition will help you get the big interview and land that knockout job.
This business writing book is for everyday use in the business environment. This book consists of twelve standalone sections, where each section explains its material in steps with figures, images, and diagrams and examples to enhance its understandability. This book covers the concepts of business communication and technical writing, the different type of business letters,creating a brochure, creating user guide or instructional manual, project documentation, writing online, writing business proposal, writing progress reports, writing laboratory reports, writing educational thesis and dissertation, and employment documentation concepts.
New-style job messages that get you in the door and on your way up From sparkling cover letters to six-word bios, a fresh bevy of job search letters has grown powerfully useful for successful career communications. Job Search Letters For Dummies delivers the quality of New Era know-how you need right now to land good jobs and thrive. Whether you’re a long-time professional or a recent college graduate – or somewhere in between – Job Search Letters For Dummies has you covered. Job Search Letters For Dummies covers the gamut of leading-edge topics, including effective strategies for internal career communications on topics such as raises, promotions, and position changes; rules for communicating professionally with texts and networking on social media platforms such as twitter and LinkedIn; fresh and updated communication phrases to voice accomplishments and make job-fit statements; post-interview etiquette and letters such as thank-yous, «hire me» reinforcement notes, interest revival queries; 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 recent college graduate – or somewhere in between – Job Search Letters For Dummies has you covered. A note to job seekers from nationally syndicated careers columnist and author or Job Search Letters For Dummies, Joyce Lain Kennedy: Welcome aboard, job seekers! Thanks for checking out this first guide to communications-supported job search and career growth 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 your employment goals as it has been at any time since Leonardo da Vinci wrote the first professional resume in 1482. Consider recent job–finding history: In 1986 fax machines and postal mail were the most popular ways to send resumes and cover letters. In the 1990s the Internet boom kicked in with new tools to connect jobs and people: e-mail, websites, cell phones, mailing lists, and online bulletin boards. In the 21st century the double-time march of recruiting technology skyrocketed, building a techno-swamp populated with endless ideas of how to connect work and people through smartphones, wonder tablets, apps, and social media for virtual networking. You’re competing in a new world of work out there. If your job search is treading water – or even drowning— there’s a better way. Make a splash! Engage hiring authorities through a communications-centered campaign with smart content.
Despite e-mail, cell phones and other modern conveniences, an important place still exists for the written letter, especially when it is used as a means of business communication. This revised and updated book presents correct business formats, then offes instruction on writing clear and concise letters for every imaginable occasion. Among them are letters of inquiry, credit letters, dunning letters, congratulatory letters, business announcements, invitations to business functions, and many more. Readerswill find many sample letters that they can adapt for their own uses. New in this edition is advice and instruction on effective e-mail correspondence.
Help your child perfect their joined writing skills with Handwriting Made Easy: Advanced Writing. Ideal for confident writers, this workbook engages children through fun activities, including a recap of lower and upper-case letters and how letters join, and plenty of creative-writing and copying exercises, that will boost penmanship skills. Practice makes perfect handwriting! Handwriting Made Easy: Advanced Writing is aligned to National Curriculum English at Key Stage Level 2. The best-selling Made Easy series of home-learning workbooks is closely linked to the national curriculum and makes learning easy and fun! Each title is packed with exercises and activities to strengthen your child's learning in school. A parents' section contains answers, tips and guidance so parents can support their child's learning.
In this series of letters to William Townend, a fellow-writer and friend since their schooldays at Dulwich College, Wodehouse discusses in some detail his literary outlook, writing methods and constant hunt for new plots. Characteristically modest and lightly humorous in tone, the letters are nevertheless revealing of a dedicated, practical and scrupulous craftsman whose most brilliant inspirations were grounded in decades of unremitting hard work. The letters are introduced and annotated by the editor, who provided Wodehouse with the idea for one of his most famous characters, Ukridge.
Write the perfect cover letter every time! With fewer job opportunities and more applicants, just being qualified isn't enough to get the job you want. So how can you separate yourself from the pack? With the perfect cover letter, of course! With so much riding on it, a cover letter that attracts-and holds-the attention of your prospective employer is essential. This practical how-to manual shows you step by step how to create highly effective letters designed to get the interview you want. The Perfect Cover Letter, Third Edition is an indispensable guide that covers all the vital elements of a great cover letter, so you know what to include and know how to phrase it. Inside you'll find: * The nuts and bolts of every type of cover letter-what they should include, how employers use them, and how to write them * Great sample cover letters, including general broadcast, executive search, networking, advertisement response, and personal introduction * Tips on what makes a letter effective-and what doesn't * Helpful guidelines on following up-writing the post-interview thank you letter With greatly expanded information on thank you letters and an entirely new chapter on the all-important networking cover letter, this update of the popular classic continues to offer top-notch advice and high-quality samples that will help any job hunter get the attention they deserve.
This new addition to Ladybird's I'm Ready...early learning series is developed by educational experts and gives children plenty of practice in learning and writing letters and words. Learning to form letters and numerals correctly and develop confident and accurate handwriting skills is essential in the first years of primary school. In First Writing Practice, children can practise key first handwriting activities, including both lower-case and capital letters, numbers, the letter sounds used in early phonics learning and full words, too. There is also specific help for left-handed writers. The middle of the book contains fun pull-out activities that show children how interesting and useful everyday writing skills can be. Make a shopping list, design a birthday card, create a recipe and more! This is the perfect first writing book for children in Reception or Year 1, it is the ideal follow-on companion to Ladybird's other I'm Ready to Write title, First Pencil Practice.
This new addition to Ladybird's I'm Ready... early learning series is developed by educational experts and gives children plenty of practice in learning and writing letters and words. Learning to form letters and numerals correctly and develop confident and accurate handwriting skills is essential in the first years of primary school. In First Writing Practice, children can practise key first handwriting activities, including both lower-case and capital letters, numbers, the letter sounds used in early phonics learning and full words, too. There is also specific help for left-handed writers. The middle of the book contains fun pull-out activities that show children how interesting and useful everyday writing skills can be. Make a shopping list, design a birthday card, create a recipe and more! The perfect first writing book for children in Reception or Year 1, it is the ideal follow-on companion to Ladybird's other I'm Ready to Write title, First Pencil Practice.
Writing for Impact is an innovative and broad-ranging new course for learners of business English who want to excel at writing. The course's 12 modules take learners through the topics they will need to succeed in business. It covers a wide variety of topics from emails and letters to meeting minutes and agendas. The progressive syllabus ensures learners will improve their overall knowledge and ability in writing. The course comes with an audio CD, which provides both tips and input on producing written documents in a business setting and extracts from meetings and phone calls. There are also full Trainer's Notes for the teacher and templates to aid learners in producing a range of written communications, which can be downloaded online.
Expert advice for helping an applicant's chances of acceptance by choosing the right words and phrases. As a teacher, professor, or an employer, you are often called upon for letters of recommendation - and probably as often find yourself stumped about what to say. It can be a daunting task when someone’s future is in the balance. This book, written by a writing expert, will help you find the right words - and avoid the pitfalls - of creating a letter of recommendation. Author Paul Bodine explains what makes a recommendation letter good and also what can make it ineffective. The book contains paragraph-length examples of effective recommendation letter writing for all types of situations.
Grantwriters often have little or no training in the practical task of grantseeking. Many feel intimidated by the act of writing, and some don't enjoy writing. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, Second Edition, Cheryl Clarke presents an organic approach to grantseeking, one that views the process through the lens of the pleasures and rewards of crafting a good story. Grantseekers who approach the process as one in which they are connecting with an audience (grantmakers) and writing a narrative (complete with settings, characters, antagonists and resolutions) find greater success with funders. The writing process becomes a rewarding way to tell the organization's tale, rather than a chore, and their passion and creativity lead to winning proposals. This book walks readers through all the main phases of the proposal, highlighting the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal. The book contains resources on crafting an effective synopsis, overcoming grantwriter's block, packaging the story, and the best ways to approach the «short stories» (inquiry and cover letters) that support the larger proposal. Clarke also stresses the need to see proposal-writing as part of a larger grantseeking effort, one that emphasizes preparation, working with the entire development staff, and maintaining good relations with funders. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, new and experienced grantseekers alike will discover how to write and support successful proposals with humor and passion. New edition features: Overall updates as well as both refreshed and new examples Workshop exercises for using the storytelling approach New chapters on the application of the storytelling method to other fundraising communications like appeal letters and case statements, as well as the importance of site visits Example of a full narrative proposal
Based on an analysis of students' writing, this book identifies the areas in which mistakes are typically made. It provides you with clear, jargon-free explanations; examples of common errors and their corrections; easy-to-use practice exercises with answers; tips and key advice; and a realistic academic context across a range of subject areas.Fully revised throughout, this new edition features advice on compiling CVs and cover letters. Presented in an accessible, flick-through format, it is ideal for students attending or planning to attend university or college.
The Proven, Professional Resume and Job Search Guide for Executives in the 100K and Above Salary Range This new, expanded edition of a classic bestseller supplements veteran career advisor William Montag's years of experience with the powerful online resources of CareerJournal.com, The Wall Street Journal's own career Web site. Let this handy resource be your own professional executive coach with up-to-the-minute advice on how to land your ideal executive job using proven high-visibility marketing techniques. The top-notch, real-world resume and cover letter samples inside will help you launch your search with the same competitive edge held by the top-level clients of Montag Associates. You'll learn how critical self-marketing is to your success and how to maximize your marketability by pairing the perfect cover letter with the right resume for any job opportunity. By combining the author's power packaging and patented Expansionist Theory(TM) methods with 24/7 online job search strategies you can outmarket, outsmart, and outclass the competition. Put your executive job search on the fast track with: * All the marketing techniques and online skills of professional executive career coaches * Up-to-date listings of the best career and job search sites on the Internet * Sample resumes accompanied by their own specially designed cover letters * Frequently asked questions and market-tested answers * Top ten rules for the twenty-first-century job market
This book aims to develop both English language and communication skills. The six stand-alone units include writing a CV and a cover letter, and answering interview questions. Much of the advice included here would benefit native speakers looking for a job. The book is nicely laid out, with a good variety of exercise types. The accompanying audio CD is at times a little wooden and artificial, but as such may well be appreciated by the self-study learner. The use of genuine CVs and cover letters is appropriate for upper-intermediate and advanced students.