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How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

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1. Not Using Standard Business-Letter Format

The student’s cover letter looked more like a cut-and-paste email than a business letter. It had no recipient information, no return address, and no date. The letter screamed “Unprofessional!”

What’s YOUR Cover Letter IQ?

Be sure your cover letter uses a standard business letter format. It should include the date, the recipient’s mailing address, and your address.

Even if you’re emailing it, be sure to include this information. In the body of the email, paste the text of the letter. Then attach (as a .pdf to preserve any formatting) the full letter.

#2: It’s Not All About You

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