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 be brief.

Though you will likely be sending it via email, do not make your cover any longer than what would fit on one sheet if you printed it out. (Photo: Stefan Rupp/Westend61/Corbis)

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