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.

DO address it correctly.

 Strike “To Whom It May Concern” from your vocabulary. The Internet is your friend—use it to find out to whom you need to address your cover letter. (Photo: Peathegee Inc/Getty Images)

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