Your Cover Letter Is an Employer's First Impression of You. Too many job seekers make the critical error of ignoring the importance of a well-written cover letter. If your cover letter is skimpy, sloppy, or boring, your resume could go straight into the trash. Don't let this happen to you! Use simple, step-by-step techniques to make your cover letter stand out from the competition. Create attractive and relevant cover letters for paper, e-mail, and computerized scanning. Learn "The 10 Types of Cover Letters" and determine which will work best for you. Transform your coyer letters from average to stunning. Professional Resume Writers Give You the Tools to Succeed. Career professionals Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark give you everything you need to construct cover letters that get results: More than 130 letters and dozens of excerpts written by the best professional resume writers, Proven first paragraphs to start your letters with strength, Keywords and action verbs to make hiring managers and resume scanners notice you, Presentation tips to make your letters look their best, Directory of essential career-related Web sites. Plus, Help with Your Total Job Search. Cover letters are just the first step in your job search. This book also shows you how to: Write and format your resume using professional advice, tips, and samples. Follow up after interviews and mailings with strategically written thank-you letters using professionally written examples. Find out what recruiters are looking for in your resumes and cover letters. Book jacket.