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.
  • Level Up.

DO be specific.

Tailor your letters to each individual position. Don’t just add in the company name and job title, but also highlight the parts of your experience that are most relevant to each job. (Photo: Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images)

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