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3.0 out of 5 stars Some Useful Content..., July 23, 2011
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This review is from: Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters: Great letter techniques and samples for every step of your job search (Cover Letters That Knock 'em Dead) (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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Initial post: Feb 7, 2012 2:57:40 AM PST
Jewel B. says:
Just to comment on a little irony: I found it thoughtful of you to acknowledge that editing errors are found in most books. It's also a little amusing to make a spelling error in the sentence that is critiquing another's spelling.

(In this case "advise" should have read "advice".)

Also, having been involved in editing 2 books myself, it might be helpful to understand that many author's don't do their own editing. Instead they rely on professionals for that, who obviously are infallible. Thus paying for advice from someone relying on a professional who isn't using the spell checker, may not necessarily reflect directly on the author.
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