If you are looking for a job …
It’s time to land the interview!
- Re-entering the job market?
- Leaving a job you hate?
- Transitioning to a new career?
- 55+ and planning your encore career?
Discover the book that transforms your job search.
Your cover letter makes the difference between
getting an interview…and getting ignored.
Your resume is a listing of job facts. The cover letter is the story of your career.
Tell a good story — write a letter that shows how you benefit the hiring manager;
how you solve a problem in a way that no one else can — and I guarantee: You will be noticed.
Your cover letter is what keeps your resume out of the reject pile.
Some folks say: “No one reads a cover letter.”
Not true. I’ve interviewed dozens of HR pros. The cover letter counts.
In fact, your cover letter is SO important that unless it’s written properly — unless it sells the hiring manager on the benefits of choosing you — it will be ignored. It will be rejected. Your hard work, qualifications, talents, and unique skills will land in the trash.
Form Letter (what not to do):
I am delighted to apply for this job I saw posted on Craigslist. I have a degree and 10 years experience in the field. I work hard and get along with others. My resume is attached. Please call me at your convenience.
If you write a letter like this — no one — not one single recruiter, HR pro or hiring manager, will glance past the first line.
Is this the kind of cover letter you’ve been using?
Chances are — yes! Chances are — it doesn’t work like it used to.
This is an “old-school” style of cover letter. If you’re using it, you’re not alone! Since most people start their letters this way — because they don’t know what to do instead — their resumes are rejected, trashed.
And the job search continues.
That’s good news — for you!
When you do something different — when you write a kick-butt resume cover letter — you will get results: Phone calls. Interviews. Possibly a job.
Kick-butt Cover Letter (do this instead):
When I am passionate about a cause, I get results. I am not afraid to pick up the phone and ask for sponsorships, volunteers or community support. My name is Bob Green and I have the experience and confidence to be your next Community Relations Manager.
This is an example from a real-life, really-sent cover letter. Bob Green has been inundated with interviews! How come this sentence is so powerful? Buy my book: Write it Rich! How to write a kick-butt resume cover letter and find out.
Hint: It’s because Bob researched the company and studied the industry. Then he reviewed the job description and matched his talents precisely to the job at hand. None of this is hard to do — in fact, if you are applying for corporate jobs, this is something you do all the time! But if you do all this work…and then write a form letter introducing yourself…you’re wasting your time. Worse, you’re wasting every golden opportunity you have to interview for the job you want.
Not only that, you’re wasting the recruiter’s time. The HR pro’s. And the hiring manager’s.
Outcome: Your job search goes on and on!
Buy my book, Write it Rich! How to write a kick-butt resume cover letter, and you will learn, step-by-step, with dozens of examples and before/during/after cover letters, how to write a letter like Bob’s. You’ll learn my tips and tricks to crafting a letter so powerful that it makes the phone ring again and again.
Yes! You can learn how to write a kick-butt resume cover letter…or you get your money back.
You have got to tell recruiters, HR pros and hiring managers why you are the very best at what you do…and why they need to interview you…hire you…TODAY.
- This is the only way your resume will stay out of the reject pile…
- The only way you will stand out among the dozens of people applying for the very same job…
- Can your cover letter do all that? Yes.
- Is it that easy? Write the letter. Get the interview. YES.
But don’t take my word for it: Ask the people who bought my book…followed my tips…and got RESULTS.
From an HR Pro:
–Janis W, Portland, OR
From job seekers:
-Julie W, Vancouver, WA
–Pamela S, MBA, Portland, OR
-Sherry L, Portland, OR
-Anne R, Portland, OR
Now it’s your turn!
Wouldn’t you like to write a cover letter that…
Scores a get-to-know-you phone call?
Lands that interview with the hiring manager?
Because I’m a copywriter and editor with more than 20 years of experience in print, PR, and marketing. I’ve published more than 2,000 articles – that’s about 1 million words in print. More to the point: Every time I pitch to an editor, or bid for a project, I write a cover letter. My cover letters get me noticed: I get interviews, and I get hired.
But how come I wrote this book?
It all started with a request: I was asked to give a talk to a job seekers group: How to write a LinkedIn profile. Good topic. But I wondered if the audience would be more interested in how to write a cover letter.
Halfway through the session someone asked if I offered a workshop. I said yes…(and then put one together!)
A few weeks after that I learned:
- People were getting interviews using my approach — sometimes within days of sending out a “new” cover letter. How exciting!
- That there was a strong need for a how-to book. My workshops and free talks were not helping enough people, that’s how great the need is.
In just over a year I’ve taught hundreds of people how to write a kick-butt resume cover letter. And I’ve coached dozens more in 1:1 sessions.
What I’ve discovered: Mine is an innovative approach to writing a cover letter. It is born out of these tough economic times. That means my ideas are modern, relevant, timely.
Rest assured: I’ve worked with job coaches and HR pros to make sure my advice is sound.
My kick-butt ideas work equally well for:
- New college graduates — your cover letter can help land your first job.
- Mid-career professionals — words and phrases plus self-promotion ideas help you write a stand-out letter!
- Over 50? — you’re in a tough spot. You’re highly trained, an expert in your field: And no one is paying attention to you! People using my approach get interviews.
I wrote this book just for you.
Write it Rich! How to write a KICK-BUTT resume cover letter will teach you:
- My top tip that helps you write a well-organized, easy-to-read cover letter.
- The 5 Must-Have’s every cover letter should have — how to maximize each step to your advantage.
- How to win the Battle of Parity — Get this step right, and you will write a kick-butt resume cover letter!
- How to resonate — forge a fast, personal connection — with someone you’ve never met before. That’s the key to getting the interview!
What makes this book worth your money?
Unlike “other” reference books, I don’t just show you examples of cover letters written by the author: I teach you how to write your own! You’ll see real-world, real-life, really-sent resume cover letters — and you’ll see, before, during, and after, how each letter was written. I’ll walk you through the process my clients took to write their own letters.
Your cover letter needs a few kick-butt ingredients.
Buy the book and I’ll tell you what they are, plus give you precise directions on how to mix them properly, so your hard work gets results!
- How to write a headline (yes! you do need one.)
- The secret to writing a “gotta keep reading” sentence
- How to be Brand YOU (show your individuality!)
- The answer to that killer interview question: Why should I hire you?
- How to tell your career story in 500 words or less (yes! You can!)
- AND: How to address your letter — when you don’t know who you are sending it to! (learn my 1 tip that saves space and captures attention.)
Sure you can get free templates online — you can even buy software that writes a form letter for you — but that’s a waste of time and money, and here’s why:
If you use free templates, your cover letter (and resume) will look just the same as everyone else’s. If there are dozens of people applying for the job, how will your resume stand out? It won’t. It will land in the reject pile.
True story: I teach workshops on how to write a kick-butt resume cover letter, and recently spoke at Everest College in Vancouver, WA. The job counselor approved of my technique by saying:
We get complaints from the medical offices where we try to place our program graduates. They said our students are using the templates they can download online for free. Everyone’s application looks exactly the same — they can’t tell our candidates apart!
She went on to say how my approach would yield a detailed, specific cover letter that would help each job applicant be seen as an individual.
Bingo! In my book I talk about the Battle of Parity — how a stack of resumes is really a stack of paper that someone needs to cull through. Your reader — the recruiter, HR pro or hiring manager — is going to sift through that pile as fast as possible. And why not? Believe it or not, reading resumes is not their top priority. It’s just a task in a day filled with too much to do and not enough time. So they work quickly — trying to find a reason to say NO, trying to find a reason to toss your resume in the trash.
- First, don’t give them a reason to say NO. Fight the Battle of Parity by submitting a kick-butt resume and cover letter.
- Second, know that their job is to hire the best person — and they need your help to do it.
How can you make your job application stand out?
How can you be seen as an individual — a potential employee with distinct career skills?
- By not using free templates and form letters. Free is NOT always a good price!
- By not following free online advice that is outdated and not relevant to today’s bad economy.
- By not spending your hard-earned (and dwindling) cash reserves on easy software solutions that generate a fill-in-the-blank form letter.
Win the battle — and maybe the war – by delivering a cover letter that demonstrates why YOU are the best, the most qualified, candidate for the job.
Be seen as an individual.
(That’s another of my worst-kept secrets.)
Who needs this book?
Everyone — from seasoned work professionals to recent college grads — needs help identifying their core skills, describing how they benefit an employer, and choosing the best words that captivate, not irritate.
There are plenty of reasons to buy my book and write your own resume cover letter.
Write a compelling, talk-to-me-now letter and…
- You’ll be noticed! You’ll also…
- Get re-energized about who you are and what skills you offer a future employer!
- Plus you’ll prove that you have the solid writing skills so critical in today’s workforce.
But again, don’t take my word for it! My approach works, just ask job seekers…
…and the people who work with them.
--Laura Schlafly, Certified Career Coach, MBA, Volunteer Mentor for Job Seekers Group, Lake Grove Presbyterian Church
–Steven Burgus, Hillsboro, OR
–Walt Duddington, Welldiggers, Portland OR
–Becky Meier, Career Specialist with Portland Community College
–Anne T, Portland, OR
–Doreen H, Portland, OR
…I interviewed for the position last week. I saw a copy of my letter that was highlighted when I was at my interview. I need to buy you a coffee because the letter (using your approach) opened the door for me!
-Maripat H, Portland, OR
-Krista V, Portland, OR
-Lisa M, Portland, OR
Write it Rich! How to write a kick-butt resume cover letter worked for them.
It will work for you. That’s my money-back promise.
There’s more to this book than just theory.
And that’s not a secret, it’s a fact.
Telling you how to write a kick-butt resume cover letter is only one part of the process.
Turning my “how-to” into YOUR “can-do” is what’s most important to me.
I’m committed to teaching you how to write a kick-butt cover letter. I know it’s not easy to do. I know it’s hard for most of us to sell ourselves — to get out in front and yell HIRE ME! I understand that’s why you’re tempted to use free and easy solutions — even if they don’t work. (You tell yourself, Maybe this time…!) What do you get when you buy my book, Write it Rich! How to write a kick-butt resume cover letter?
More than theory. More than some wicked-cool how-to’s you’ve never thought of before.
I deliver all that — and then some!
You’ll get more detail about how to promote yourself in 500 words or less. You’ll get more instruction on how to write a headline, more advice on how to write that critical opening line. You’ll also get a word list: Which words to include, and which ones to avoid, in your own cover letter. You’ll also get formatting suggestions: How to create an eye-pleasing, easy-to-read letter!
PLUS: More sample letters!
My clients come from every industry, so you’ll see before/during/after examples that you can adapt for your own personal job search. We all learn by doing, and this book is a step-by-step guide that helps you identify your key strengths and how to describe them.
And that’s not all!
(here comes the free stuff!)
Order my book, Write it Rich! How to write a kick-butt resume cover letter
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This is the first book in the Write it Rich! series and is the perfect companion to How to write a kick-butt resume cover letter.
- The 5Ws&H — what they are and how they can guide your future writing projects.
- What makes good content — more ideas on resonating with a recruiter, HR pro or hiring manager; general tips that make everything you write more readable.
- Busting writer’s block — nothing is harder than writing about yourself. These tips will help get you started.
- Streamlining the sentence — who among us doesn’t use too many words to make one basic point?
- Editing suggestions — if your cover letter isn’t letter-perfect, game over.
- Finally — how to write DREAMY copy: DREAMY is an acronym, it’s also a writing checklist. Follow the tips and your cover letter will come alive.
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Write the letter. Get the interview.
Meet more people. End the job search.
And one more time — don’t take my word for it. My clients are successful, satisfied — and more confident in their individuality. Plus, they’re all better writers.
–Brent D, CMP, Portland, OR
–Steve P, Salem, OR
–Lisbeth B, Vancouver, WA
–Jeff J, Portland, OR
-Theresa S, Portland, OR
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P.S. Money-back guarantee:
If Write it Rich! How to write a kick-butt resume cover letter does not help you write a better cover letter, I offer a 14-day money-back guarantee. That’s right – your investment is 100% risk-free. You can keep the free ebooks as my gift to you.
P.S.S. Need extra help? Ask me. I will add the polish to your passion with my exclusive just-for-you cover letter editing service. Write the letter, send it to me, and we’ll go from there.
Here’s to writing your kick-butt resume cover letter!
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent this product and its potential. Please remember that each individual’s success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire, and motivation. Results vary: There is no guarantee you will get an interview or a job.