The Ten Worst Things to Put in Your Cover Letter

It’s never too early to make a bad impression.

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
7. Arrogance
8. Wrong Company Name/Wrong Cover Letter
9. Cultural Preferences
10. Jokes

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The 10 Worst Things to Put in Your Cover Letter

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