The Dos and Don’ts of Writing A Cover Letter

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  • 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.
  • Level Up.
  • DO address it correctly.
  • DO be brief.
  • DO be specific.
  • DON’T waste your opening.

DO express genuine enthusiasm.

If you don’t feel it, don’t apply. If you really are excited about the prospect of working there, say so, and explain why. Is the company the industry leader? Are you intrigued by the challenge of making a startup successful? Speak up! (Photo: Tom Merton/Getty Images)

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