01. Using the Cover eMail example in the Playbook, create a cover eMail which you will send with your resume.
Time Needed: 60 minutes
02. Invite atleast 20 people to be your contacts on LinkedIn. Ask for recommendations from atleast three people (read the tips for asking recommendation in the Playbook.).
Time Needed: 30 minutes
03. Create a Thank You eMail which you will send after every talking to people about your job search or after interviews..
Time Needed: 2 hours
To complete these activities use “Playbook: High Impact Cover eMail”.
Cover eMail Template
Toolkit: Cover eMail Example
Summary of Artifacts Which Complement Your Resume
Cover eMail using the above format
Recommendations – eMail, Letters, LinkedIn Recommendations & Endorsements
When asking for recommendations, specifically mention the position you are aiming for, so the recommender can attest to your suitability for that position in his or her recommendation.
Thank You eMail
List of references – Send your resume to those people who have agreed to act as your reference. This will enable them to support what you have written.
Executive Summary – This is a mini-resume.
An executive summary of your resume is a condensed, ONE page version of your resume which lets the reader scan for your key skills and accomplishments quickly. It’s your abbreviated biography.
Toolkit Executive Summary