NB. For resume writing tips, insider advice, and any help contact me firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Other related resources:
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
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.