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What's one way *not* to get the temp job you want?

I've mentioned it before, but it bears repeating:  A poorly written
cover letter will kill your chances.  But don't despair.  We're
in for a treat today.

Our good friend Jimmy Sweeney contributed an article to our
list on just this topic.  Read below for simple yet effective
tips on how to write well written cover letters that land you
the gig.

And look out for an email later this week with the most up to date
temp job listings.

Cover Letter Tip: Step Out of Your Career Comfort Zone!
(c) Written By Jimmy Sweeney
President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new
Amazing Cover Letter Creator

There are cover letters--and there are cover letters. Some are
cookie-cutter predictable. And some offer a tasty surprise--like a
cherry under chocolate frosting. Which ones would you like to
receive if you were a hiring manager?

You know the answer. You'd like the ones with a surprise--letters
that show the job seeker has stepped out of his or her comfort zone
and is willing to offer something special.

If you'd like to write such a cover letter, here's the most
important thing to do:

Express yourself in a clear and friendly manner, using language
that will engage the hiring manager, wording that draws a reader
in and compels him or her to read all the way through to the end.

In other words, write as though you were sitting together over a
cup of coffee or tea.

1. Greet the hiring manager by name if possible (not Dear Sir or

2. Create a headline that will grab his or her attention, such as:

        Sales Executive Ready to Expand Territory

3. Write one or two sentences about your experience. He can read
more in your resume.

4. ASK to meet for an interview and offer a selection of dates and
times. Be proactive.

5. Provide your contact information clearly--especially your cell
phone number.

6. Thank the employer for reading your cover letter.

7. Sign your name and then add a P.S. in a friendly tone. "I'm
really looking forward to meeting with you in person."

A well-written cover letter that sets you apart from other job
seekers is one that shows you're not afraid to step out of your
comfort zone and show the real you!

Jimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the
brand new, "Amazing Cover Letter Creator." Jimmy is also the author
of several career related books and writes a monthly article
titled, "Job Search Secrets."

Visit our friends at Amazing Cover Letters for your "instant" cover
letter today. "In just 3� minutes you will have an amazing cover
letter guaranteed to cut through YOUR competition like a hot knife
through butter!"

Happy Job Hunting!
Bill and the Team