This site written provides some background on different types of cover letters and offers tips on how to write them. The page also provides links to other helpful resources, including cover letter examples and a basic cover letter format.
Not only does the Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue OWL) provide citation information, it also provides resources on cover letter and resume writing. Here, you can learn some tips on how to prepare, and ultimately write, your cover letter.
Cover Letter Magic by Wendy Enelow; Louise KursmarkCover Letter Magic reveals the inside secrets for creating phenomenal cover letters that get noticed and land interviews. Step-by-step instructions throughout the book teach readers how to write, format, and distribute their cover letters for maximum impact. This extensive resource showcases more than 130 sample cover letters for all types of job seekers, including blue collar and trades, new graduate, mid-career professionals, senior managers and executives, and technical and scientific professions. Before-and-After transformations demonstrate how to turn a boring letter into a knockout. New content for this edition includes a chapter on recession-proofing your career and lifetime career management, as well as more sample electronic cover letters.
Publication Date: 2009-11-01
Step-By-Step Cover Letters by Evelyn SalvadorFinally, a companion to the groundbreaking "Step-by-Step Resumes" workbook. "Step-by-Step Cover Letters" uses a foolproof system of paragraph starters and an overall framework to help readers easily build outstanding cover letters that will get interviews and job offers.
Publication Date: 2010-08-01
Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book by Michael FarrAmerica's leading job search and career guidance expert presents his definitive guide to resumes, offering well-researched and proven techniques; a friendly, easy-to-follow design, rock-solid advice to create outstanding resumes and, more importantly, use the effectively. The very easy-to-use first section of the book shows how to create a basic resume in about an hour and an improved resume in about half a day. The new edition includes more than 90 sample resumes written by professional resume writers for all types of jobs and people. This book also provides excellent career counselling sections to help people define their ideal job then go out and get is. The Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book can help anyone find a job, from high school graduates to high-level professionals.