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10 Worst Cover Letter Mistakes

Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert





Mistake #3: Omitting Your Top Selling Points

A cover letter is a sales letter that sells you as a candidate.

Just like the resume, it should be compelling and give the main reasons why you should be called for an interview. Winning cover letter strategies include emphasizing your top accomplishments or creating subheadings culled from the job posting. For example:


Your Ad Specifies: Communication skills

I Offer: Five years of public speaking experience and an extensive background in executive-level report.

Your Ad Specifies: The need for a strong computer background.

I Offer: Proficiency in all MS Office applications with additional expertise in Web site development and design.



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