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.

DON’T be afraid to pat yourself on the back. 

Lay out achievements that illustrate why you are prepared for this position and why it should be your next challenge. Brief bullet points can be useful here, if you have at least three to share. Don’t use more than five. (Photo: Hill Street Studios/Blend Images/Corbis)

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