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This is the news release I distributed on 08.08.08 to announce www.cover-letters.com, the website you're visiting. The headline was displayed through RSS, XML or other syndication 106,846 times. The release was read 1390 times, and downloaded into an eBook 1933 times. It was printed 136 times and downloaded six times as a PDF. That's a lot of exposure in less than 30 days.

Since www.cover-letters.com was launched on 08.08.08 we've seen 13,416 visits and 56,810 page views. I expect the traffic on this website to explode.

1,001 FREE Cover Letters for Consultants

Denver, CO, August 8, 2008—"A consultant is someone who wakes up every morning unemployed," says William S. Frank, President/CEO of CareerLab®, a career strategy firm based in Denver, CO.  "Consultants are perpetual job-hunters, so they need letters to open doors and make things happen." That's why Mr. Frank posted "1,001 FREE Cover Letters for Consultants" at www.cover-letters.com. The cover letter samples are free, not trapped behind a password or subscription fee.

Mr. Frank has been extraordinarily lucky in his consulting practice. He began in 1978 in a spare bedroom of his house, and grew a $1,000,000 professional services business within 11 years. Since then, more than 300 brand-name corporations have hired CareerLab as consultants.

Letters, notes, memos, e-mails have played a vital role in his success. If you're a consultant, or thinking about becoming one, this time-tested library may increase your business. Perhaps it will open doors, defuse an angry client, announce a big event, or snatch a major account from a competitor.

Gathered over 30 years, the collection of cover letter examples is a goldmine, covering every possible consulting issue: business development (getting clients), consulting and customer service (keeping clients), and day-to-day operations (running the business). These three categories are divided into 21 subcategories. The Public Relations Section contains 18 different types of letters, everything from Announcements to Sympathy. The Proposal Section hosts 28 samples. The Thank You Section contains 114 examples.  After reviewing www.cover-letters.com, Carolyn Byram, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Crescent Healthcare in Anaheim, CA said, " Most letters begin with a tutorial about how and why the letter was written, so you get a consulting education as well as a template. It's awesome!"

Almost everything consultants need to do can be improved by a well-worded, eye-appealing document. Whether you call them notes, letters, memos, e-mails, or faxes—they're all vital.

Mr. Frank says, "I'm confident these cover letter templates will ignite your thoughts. You may consult in a different specialty in a different industry than mine, but our problems are the same. Best of all, the 1,001 free cover letter examples are not trapped behind a password or subscription fee. They're available to everyone."

About CareerLab:
CareerLab (www.careerlab.com) is a career strategy and leadership development firm based in Denver, Colorado USA. Since 1978, more than 300 brand-name corporations in 75 industries have hired CareerLab to provide Career Strategy, Testing & Assessment, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, and Outplacement. 2008 is CareerLab's 30th anniversary.

William S. Frank
10475 Park Meadows Drive, STE 600
Lone Tree, CO 80124
O: 303-790-0505


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William S. Frank, M.A.,
25 Reasons I love consulting.
by William S. Frank
  1. Brand. You are your own brand, and you can define it any way you want. For many years, I provided outplacement to the ex-employees of Schlumberger, the world's largest oilfield service corporation. When departing employees left the company, they didn't request outplacement in their severance package. They said, "I want Bill Frank."
  2. Demand. The world will always be full of terrible problems that need solving.
  3. White Hat. I can be a helper and get paid for it.
  4. Pay. I can be paid to do things I'd gladly do for nothing.
  5. Variety. Every day is different.
  6. Happiness. At this stage of my career, I only work for people I respect and care about. If a client micromanages me or is otherwise no fun, I complete the assignment and replace them.
  7. Talent. I'm using 110% of my talents and stretching myself to the max.
  8. Change. I can change my focus any day I want. If you're a McDonald's franchisee, you don't say, "Hey, I've got this great idea for a meatball sandwich—let's try it out today." In consulting you can adjust your focus hour-by-hour, as long as your clients still understand and appreciate what you do.
  9. Income. No one else would pay me as much as I pay myself.
  10. FUN. I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing.
  11. Retirement. I can write and consult as long as I am physically and mentally capable. Peter Drucker worked into his 90s, and when asked which book was his best, he said: "My next one."
  12. Job Security. Although clients come and go, no one can come into my office and say, "Pack up your stuff . . . You don't work here anymore." In 29 years, I've only had one employer: ME.
  13. Travel. I don't have to travel unless I decide to. I travel if it's both FUN and profitable—or at least FUN.
  14. Commute. I live five minutes from my office, a corner office in an upscale six-story tower. In winter, I leave a heated garage at home and drive to an underground heated garage at work. There's seldom time to hear even one song on the radio.
  15. Vacation. Consulting is more fun than vacation (except on Wailea Beach in Maui).
  16. Friends. I have developed hundreds of close acquaintances and several lifetime friends.
  17. Time. I can work as much or as little as I like: four-hour days or 18-hour days. (Of course, my income will reflect that.)
  18. Employees. I can work with employees, subcontractors, partners, or alone—I've done it all.
  19. Passive Income. I've developed several products that provide "mailbox money." I earn while I'm sleeping.
  20. Ethics. I've never had to violate my values or personal code of ethics. I've never had to lie, purposely deceive or harm others, or promise things I can't deliver. I go to bed with a clear conscience. That doesn't mean there's never any conflict. But the conflict is conducted according to generally accepted business practices.
  21. Virtual. My career is fairly portable. With the Internet, e-mail, cell phone, and FedEx, I can work nationally, even internationally from my office—or anywhere in the world.
  22. Purpose. I make a difference in peoples' lives every day. I see it in their faces, hear it in their voices, and read it in their thank-yous.
  23. Experience. Every painful or joyful life experience makes me a better consultant. So does every person I meet or book I read. Grey hair can be good in consulting.
  24. Structure. I have to work very hard, and the clients expect superb results—but I get to structure my days, weeks, months, and years.
  25. Boss. Most of the time, I love my boss.
As I was posting these letters online, I realized I want to communicate my love for consulting. It's just a great business. The single letters, taken together, may create a picture of enjoyment, but in a burst of creativity I listed some of the reasons consulting is such a good fit for me—and perhaps for you, too. They are not prioritized; this is just how they came out.