Monday, August 21, 2006

A Cover Letter Pinpointing Their Needs and Your Skills

NB. For resume writing tips, insider advice, and any help contact me and i will guide you.

A cover letter with a two-column format: DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS IS?
Does your cover letter LIST need and supply?
Did you know that: "A cover letter is the story that brings your résumé to life and connects your ... connection between their requirements and your skills and abilities... continue reading"

I have developed a COVER LETTER [pdf] template. You are free to download or copy this format.
[NB.Thank you Steve for this creative visualization]

I found an intersting event, that guides information professionals. The details are:
Professional Pathways: Mapping Routes to Success in Career Development, September 23, 2005, Roycroft Inn, East Aurora, New York

"We're older than we think...the aging of librarianship. So?" Stanley Wilder

"Do you have what it takes? Library jobs: what potential employers are looking for" Melissa Jadlos

"We're all in this together: Support groups and the writing process" Cynthia Tysick

Mentorship Program: Connecting MLIS Students with Librarians and Information Professionals, Sophia Apostol

Book Publishing: Proposals and Permissions, Lessons from the Trenches, Suzanne Bell,

WNYLRC Leadership Institute, Tamara Butler,

University Community Initiative Resource Center - Solo Librarianship in a Departmental Setting, Corrine Koepf,

Academic Librarians’ Professional Portfolios, Norma Allenbach Schmidt,

Recruiting Science Librarians in the Post-Genomic Era: A synopsis From the 2005 ALA Midwinter Library Career Forum, Fred Stoss

Professional Trends in Health Science Librarianship: The Informationist, Sara M. Zwirlein

See also my previous posts:
  • Careers for Bookworms and Other Literary Types
  • Library Technician: Interview Preperation
  • Who is a Library Technician
  • The 'Librarian' Job Title - An Unending Marathon
  • If You Are A Library Assistant, So What?
  • Certificate vs. Certification
  • Promoting your grads: what all library schools should be doing

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    Other related resources:
  • Building a CV an e-CV or e-resume -
    Building a CV/eCV. Top 10 Things You Need to Know about E-CVs and Posting Your CV Online. The ECVÒ or e-resume, short for electronic CV

  • City of Toronto. How to prepare a resumé. A guide to preparing a scannable resumé
  • Cover letters issues in other blogs: "cover letters"' "library jobs"

    Punch Line: two-column Cover Letter
    A particularly effective way to deploy the specifics of an ad or job posting to your advantage is to use a two-column format (also known as a "T-formation" letter) in which you quote in the left-hand column specific qualifications that come right from the employer's want ad and in the right-hand column, your attributes that meet those qualifications. The two-column format is extremely effective when you possess all the qualifications for a job, but it can even sell you when you lack one or more qualification. The format so clearly demonstrates that you are qualified in so many areas that the employer may be willing to overlook the areas in which your exact qualifications are deficient.
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