Resumes And Cover Letters Book

''As vice president of a major employment agency, I have seen countless examples of the best and worst of resumes. The Resume Handbook provides clear advice and practical examples of the kind of resumes we, and our clients, like to see.'' -Tom Walsh, vice president, Essential Data Corporation, Stamford, CT.

''As with past editions, we continue to refer The Resume Handbook to hundreds of executives in a wide range of fields. We, and our clients, have come to expect practical suggestions and realistic examples from this insightful classic. Bottom line: The Resume Handbook produces results.'' -Harvey Hohauser, president, Harvey Hohauser & Associates, Troy, MI.

''The Resume Handbook is unusual in that it appeals to people at every level of the job market: executives, middle managers, and recent graduates. The authors also recognize the needs of nonprofessional job-seekers. Highly recommended!'' -Rob Carmona, president/CEO, East Harlem Employment Services, Inc, New York, NY.

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For a complete list of college, career, and job books, check out the Quintessential Careers Bookstore.

Note: You can read reviews of some of these books in our Quintessential Reading: Career and Job Book Reviews section of Quintessential Careers.

Before beginning your search, you might want to check out this article, published as part of the 15th anniversary of Quintessential Careers: 15 Indispensable Career and Job-Search Books.

Cover Letter Resources: Find a great collection of tools and tips in our Cover Letter Resources for Job-Seekers.


Dynamic Cover Letters, by Katharine Hansen and Dr. Randall S. Hansen (Ten Speed). One of the best-selling books on cover letters on the market, filled with great advice and loads of sample letters — and now in its third edition!


Cover Letter Magic, by Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark (Jist).

Knock ’em Dead Cover Letters, by Martin Yate (Bob Adams).


15-Minute Cover Letter: Write an Effective Cover Letter Right Now, by Michael Farr (Jist). The Perfect Cover Letter, by Richard H. Beatty (Wiley).

Perfect Phrases for Cover Letters: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Writing Cover Letters that Get Noticed, by Michael Betrus (McGraw-Hill).

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