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How NOT to Write a Cover Letter

Zac Frank

August 06, 2009

1. Not Using Standard Business-Letter Format

The student’s cover letter looked more like a cut-and-paste email than a business letter. It had no recipient information, no return address and no date. The letter screamed unprofessional.

Covlet
What’s YOUR Cover Letter IQ?

Be sure your cover letter uses a standard business letter format. It should include the date, the recipient’s mailing address and your address.

Even if you’re e-mailing it, be sure to include this information. In the body of the e-mail, paste the text of the letter. Then attach (as a PDF to preserve any formatting) the full letter.

#2: It’s Not All About You


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    HutchisonB

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Yes, I have done (and continue to do), the recommendations that Monster coaches and editors recommend; however, I am still unemployed. Why? Because there are 30 million people in America unemployed...44% possess masters degrees...and the immigration flood gates are wide open on the "global" marketplace of exchange.

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    Frank_Ball

    over 6 years ago

    19742 comments

    Please keep your comments on topic to the article -- Any comments posted with embedded links leading to questionable infected sites outside MonsterCollege will be removed and the poster's account will be banned from MonsterCollege. Thank you.

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    Unaccredited Cate

    over 6 years ago

    You should ban spammers from the site.

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    jblanco2

    about 7 years ago

    2 comments

    do you need to put the recipients address? would it hurt me if i did everything but that

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    FantasyKing

    about 7 years ago

    44 comments

    I have, okay, I admit it.

  • Belushicollege

    editor

    about 7 years ago

    394 comments

    Ever? That's good.

  • Belushicollege

    editor

    about 7 years ago

    394 comments

    Never....

  • Belushicollege

    editor

    over 7 years ago

    394 comments

    Anyone done any of these things?