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10 Worst Cover Letter Mistakes

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Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one.

Mistake #1: Overusing “I”


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    sherrilum

    about 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I concur. One of the hardest things to do is writing that cover letter. I just didn't know what to say at first so I used a template. After reading articles such as this, I have improved and customized my cover letter. There is still more work to do so keep these tips coming and thanks for the heads-up.

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    amyku

    over 3 years ago

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    I think that these remarks are helpful; I will remember them.

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    NakiaBell

    over 3 years ago

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    I have encountered a lot of companies that explicitly mention on the job description not to call them due to the volume of inquiries they'd receive. So, one would have to end the resume on a passive note. I think it's good to thank them for the time and consideration and to say to schedule an interview or request additional information, they should call you. I understand what the article means by you taking the initiative, but you don't want to alienate the company you are applying to.

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    Jjones31

    over 4 years ago

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    I really do enjoy the help that you all give us job seekers...i actually pay attention to what you have to say...being unemployed since 2004...and that was part-time for 4 months...your advice really helps.... Now I am just waiting for the interview.

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    Account Removed

    over 4 years ago

    I need to work on being more specific and having a stronger opening! Thanks for tips!

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    SSuffrat

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Thanks for sharing this great wealth of knowledge-why don't they have a class for this in school? Thanks again!

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    Essentials

    over 4 years ago

    10 comments

    Very good article - one of the best I have read on this site.

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    chiquera

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    i was too looking for more examples and not tips thats y I came to this site I don't need tips I already have those I need examples and nobody has a site with cover letter examples.

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    llij

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Great tips, thank you.

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