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7 Killer Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid

7 Killer Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid

Peter Vogt | MonsterTRAK Career Coach

The student’s resume was impressive. The formatting was impeccable, the content was excellent, and he did a great job of focusing on accomplishments instead of job duties. If I were an employer, I would have been impressed.

Then I looked at his cover letter and imagined the employer tossing that perfect resume into the trash bin.

Many college students and recent grads destroy their resumes by accompanying them with half-hearted or downright terrible cover letters. While some employers don’t bother reading cover letters, most do. And they will quickly eliminate you if you make these mistakes:


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