Jun

21 2018

TAMPABAY-JOB-LINKS: Writing High-Impact Cover Letters

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

TampaBay-Job-Links 1211 N West Shore Blvd
Suite 300
Tampa, FL

Contact Nikki Trent
nikki@tbjl.org

Most hiring managers find cover letters useless because they don’t communicate what is most needed. However, those same hiring managers acknowledge that an effective cover letter can be a quick ticket to an interview. Come learn the magic that can turn your introductory communication into a winner!

Guest presenter: Patti Breckenridge, Founder, People Connections of Florida LLC

Workshop Goals:

Learn how to write cover letters that:
•Address the two topics of most interest to hiring managers and recruiters
•Avoid adding unnecessary information, and
•Use a format that is much easier to read than the traditional paragraph-dominated letter.
•Make it through the initial screening process
•Impress the hiring manager

 What We Will Cover:
•What the hiring community wants to see in a cover letter
•How to answer crucial questions succinctly
•An effective cover letter template
•Writing and reviewing sample cover letters

Materials Needed:
Please bring printouts of 5 job postings that interest you.
Prepare a 15-second branding statement to introduce yourself.

Workshop Length:
2 hours.  Participants should plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

Who Should Attend:
Unemployed and underemployed individuals looking to work in a professional environment and seeking relevant and practical information or advice regarding the next steps in their job search or career path. This includes individuals in mid-career transition, women re-entering the workforce after a hiatus, military veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce, recent college graduates launching their careers, and mature workers not ready or able to retire.

Cost to Attend:
Free for TBJL Full Program Participants and $15 for guests.

Dress: Business casual

Out of consideration for other participants, we ask that all candidates refrain from wearing fragrances, perfume, and cologne.

Where:
TampaBay-Job-Links
Jack Roth Center for Career Development
4100 West Kennedy Blvd. Suite 206
Tampa, FL 33609

Registration Required:
Seating is limited. Please email rsvp@tbjl.org, or call (813) 344-0200.