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A cover letter or introductory email is often the first thing a potential employer sees when reviewing a job applicant. It’s the first opportunity to impress recruiters and hiring managers and, therefore, the first opportunity to disappoint them. Everything from copy mistakes to inappropriate jokes in a cover letter could derail an application.
Here are the top ten worst things to put on a cover letter.
1. Next to Nothing
2. Criticism of a Prospective Employer
3. Personal Stories
4. Awkward Language
5. Someone Else’s Words
6. Irrelevant Experience
8. Wrong Company Name/Wrong Cover Letter
9. Cultural Preferences
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The 10 Worst Things to Put in Your Cover Letter
At the end of every interview I have ever been in, the question above is always asked in some variation or another. Here is list of great questions to ask during an interview that will show not only your intelligence and competency but also your knowledge of the employer.
Personally, I aim to ask 2-5 questions at the end of the interview. So as part of my interview prep, I gather a list of about 8 possible questions to ask and memorize them. A lot of the time, most of my questions are answered during the interview, which is why question #10 is always my go to question and personal favorite.
Make sure when you ask questions at the end of the interview that you choose a question that you really are interested in hearing the answer. Never ask a question just for the sake of asking and because you believe it is what you are supposed to do.
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