© Written By Jimmy Sweeney
President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new,
Few job hunters know about TWO powerful cover letters that could pave the way to the top—when searching for the job they truly want.
You may be wondering what this is all about. Am I saying there's more to a cover letter than meets the eye? Yes, I am!
Millions of men and women are searching for a new job each year. You may be one of them. How can you stand out from the crowd and get to where you want to go? By trying something unique. Forget black and white letters. Color your approach with these two specialty cover letters.
#1: Networking Cover Letter
The networking cover letter is a flexible hard-working tool that will help you reach the individuals in your life who can assist you the most––family members, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and professional acquaintances. And also consider all the people in each of their lives. Ask your friends and relatives for their employment leads, referrals from their circle of influence, and for personal introductions, as well.
Get started quickly by creating a master list of the names of everyone who comes to mind. Look at your collection of business cards. Flip through association rosters and other directories, e-mail address books, and all lists of groups you are affiliated with. Then write or e-mail a networking cover letter to each person on the list, asking for help. Don't be discouraged if this takes a bit of time. It's a good investment in your future––one that will pay off––I promise. Remind yourself as you do this exercise that the more people who know about you and what you want and need, the greater the results.
Networking Cover Letter Tips:
- Focus your message on one page.
- Write in a personal and friendly manner.
- List your strengths and abilities.
- Ask for referrals and job leads.
- Keep it 'short and sweet.'
- Attach your resume to the cover letter.
- Write a thank you note to those who respond.
#2: The All-In-One Resume Cover Letter
The resume cover letter is a two-for-one because it combines the best of a cover letter and resume. Here is a tool you'll want to use again and again because it can catch the interest of headhunters, recruiters, and placement agencies where brevity and speed are essential. It also works well for networking because it is brief and easy to scan.
Pull together the most important points from your resume and put them in a bulleted list within the letter itself. Limit yourself to one page. This amazing document will help you make your point, ask for what you want, and produce results—the job you're looking for.
Take that step now. Sit down and write these power-packed cover letters that will increase your 'net' worth: the networking cover letter and the all-in-one resume cover letter. Then get ready to take action on the responses you receive. And don't forget to follow up each response with a thank you note!
- Jimmy Sweeney
Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the brand new, Amazing Cover Letters Creator. Jimmy is also the author of several career related books and writes a monthly article titled, "Job Search Secrets."
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