What should not be included in a cover letter?
When you compose a cover letter for a job application, make sure to give authentic and correct information (not any false information) in your cover letter (and Resume). It is also important to avoid the following common mistakes:
- Clear sentences, no dubious content;
- Spelling and grammar errors;
- Addressing your cover letter to the wrong person;
- Negative comments about previous employers;
- Consider adding salary expectations;
- Add personal details that are unrelated to the job but could be benificial.
Cover letter format:
Introduce yourself and what job you would like to be considered for. Try to personalize the introduction if possible, by including details about past encounters with the recipient or details about third parties who may be referring you to the job. Make it interesting so the reader will continue reading. Discuss 3 or 4 characteristics or traits that set you apart. Provide stories, facts, and details which demonstrate these traits in the workplace. Consider using formatting such as bullets, bold, and italics to draw attention to important information. Close by wrapping it all up and calling the reader to action. Ask them for an interview or a response.
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