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10 Worst Cover Letter Mistakes

Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert





Mistake #2: Using a Weak Opening


Job seekers frequently struggle with how to begin a cover letter. This often results in a feeble introduction lacking punch and failing to grab the reader’s interest. Consider this example:

• Weak: Please consider me for your sales representative opening.

• Better: Your need for a top-performing sales representative is an excellent match to my three-year history as a #1-ranked, multimillion-dollar producer.

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