The Dos and Don’ts of Writing A Cover Letter

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  • DO address it correctly.
  • DO be brief.
  • DO be specific.
  • DON’T waste your opening.
  • DON’T be afraid to name drop.
  • DO summarize your career.
  • DON’T be afraid to pat yourself on the back.
  • DON’T forget to research the company.
  • DO express genuine enthusiasm.

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If you’re in the market for a new job, there’s no escaping the dreaded cover letter, and with good reason—they are a good place to show potential employers a side of your work history that can’t be glimpsed on your resume, whether that’s why you left a dream job after just six months or how your past experiences as a customer service rep qualify you for a gig in film production. Read on for tips on how to make your cover letter stand out. By Kenrya Rankin Naasel (Photo: Sean De Burca/Corbis)

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