|Avoid These Cover Letter
Many job seekers hurt their chances by
accompanying their resumes with poor cover
letters. Some employers mighty not bother reading
cover letters but most do. Don't make these
the employer's needs
Your cover letter, like your resume, should tell
the employer about yourself but make clear how
your experience relates to the employer's needs
and the specified job requirements.
Typos and grammatical
Typos and grammatical errors will be seen as
evidence of carelessness and poor communication
skills so proofread every letter you send.
Not supporting your claims
Too many cover letters say things like
"Posses strong communication skills"
without giving examples anywhere on the cover
letter or resume to back this up.
Long blocks of text
Employers get many resumes and cover letters
while their time is limited so they may initially
only skim your document sorting it into a pile
that warrants more attention or one that will be
trashed. So you need to make sure your letter is
concise and key points can be seen quickly and
Writing too little
Some cover letters contain no useful information
at all and simply write a sentence or two to say
"Here's my resume. Take a look at it."
Your cover letter should add to the application
by containing new and useful information
otherwise there is no point including one.