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Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters: Great letter techniques and samples for every step of your job search Paperback – October 18, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Knock 'em Dead
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media; Ninth Edition edition (October 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440505888
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440505881
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #733,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Martin Yate, CPC is an internationally bestselling author with an unsurpassed body of work focused on lifetime career management. His previous positions include National Director of Training for Dunhill Personnel System, Inc., and Director of Personnel for Bell Industries Computer Memory Division. He is also the author of Knock 'em Dead, Knock 'em Dead Resumes, and many other books.

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New York Times bestseller Martin Yate, writes the Knock Em Dead -resume, job search , interview and career management books. His 17 books range from resume writing, through cover and job search letters, social networking, job search, job interviews, negotiation, changing jobs, changing careers, hiring staff and succeeding in management.

Collectively published in some 63 foreign language editions, the Knock Em Dead approach is unique in its range of topics and global acceptance.

Martin's body of work is a carefully integrated strategy for navigating the twists and turns of a long career. This Knock Em Dead approach offers practical strategies and tactics for achieving success, fulfillment and financial stability in an uncertain world.

You'll find Martin to be warm, witty and someone who genuinely cares about helping you gain control of your career and guide the trajectory of your life. He is considered by many to be the world's thought leader on career management and job search issues.

Martin is married to Angela, who adopted and home-schooled five special-needs children, now grown. Martin adds another two grown children to the mix and he and Angela recently adopted their first rescue dog together. They spend most of their time in the Southeast. They love all types of music and dance every week, from swing to ballroom to country line dancing. They enjoy gardening together, ocean kayaking, biking, chess, backgammon, old movies, thrifting and collecting antiques (Martin is a recovering alcoholic with a substantial collection of Prohibition era cocktail shakers) and ohh.... he is also the world's worst bass player.

He has been in career management for thirty-five year years, including success as an international technology headhunter, as Director of Human Resources for the technology division of a public company in Silicon Valley, and as Director of Training and Development for a multi-national employment services company.

As well as writing books, Knockemdead.com is the home of his successful resume writing services and career coaching services company.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Josh on July 23, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book has its uses but also its negatives.

For someone new to the market who has been looking for a job and has applied for several jobs, the tips in this book can be useful. There are the typical "buzz words" at the end of the chapters that the author gives when writing a resume, and someone who is new to the job-seeking scene might find these useful. For me, I already had a vast working knowledge of those same words. What I found useful were the follow-up letters section. I had no idea what I should include in a follow-up letter, and this book provided several examples. For me, that is the only part I found useful.

As a previous reader stated, there are some spelling/grammatical errors. However, I find this is true in almost every book I read and this one is obviously no exception. There are errors that seem glaring, and one always stops and thinks "I'm paying for this person's advise and they don't even know what spell-check is for?" That being said, there are some useful tips in here. I believe that this book is excellent for those persons new to the job-seeking scene, and the tips they have in here might be useful. However, as I said, for someone like me, who has been through several jobs and careers, there is little to be gained from this book.

Unfortunately, I paid full price for this book when it first came out. However, the price stated on Amazon (probably around $6.00 now) seems reasonable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian on November 23, 2012
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...due in no small part to the "Knock 'em Dead" series. I first purchased an earlier edition of "Knock 'em Dead: Cover Letters" while I was a senior in college. When it was time for a career shift 6.5 years later I purchased this edition. Professionally, I've used the cover letters within throughout. Never have I been unemployed. If there is a stronger recommendation I can give to purchase this book, I don't know of it.

To get the most out of this book (i.e., a job) you'll need "Knock 'em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide" and "Knock 'em Dead: Resumes" too. Not including all three of these books in one tome is a shameless ploy to get you to spend more, -- but you'll make up the cost of all three with your new job's first paycheck.
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By Judy on October 4, 2013
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Martin Yate not only shows you how to write a winning cover letter that opens doors, he discusses each component of the cover letter in down to earth language that makes sense. Excellent information!
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By mseiler on March 22, 2013
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This book gives some good tips, but overall it really is the same content that has been floating around for years.
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