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How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

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The resume was impressive. The formatting was impeccable, the content was excellent, and she did a great job of focusing on accomplishments instead of job duties. If I were an employer, I would have been impressed.

Then I looked at her cover letter and imagined the employer tossing that perfect resume into the trash bin.

Many people looking for jobs destroy their resumes by accompanying them with half-hearted or downright terrible cover letters. While some employers don’t bother reading cover letters, most do. And they will quickly eliminate you if you make any, all, or a combination of these mistakes.

#1: Not Using Standard Formatting


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