- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On June 2, 2012
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- applicant hiring system, applicant tracking 2.0, future of recruiting, recruiting technology
As previously discussed, a great cover letter is necessary because it is the first document to be scrutinized by the recruiter. Just as there are “dos” in writing a great cover letter, there are certainly “don’ts” as well.
The following are some of the don’ts when writing a quality cover letter:
1. Do not write a generic letter. A generic letter is one that is not targeted to a specific person or company. It means that you are just submitting the exact same letter to all companies you are applying to.
2. Don’t make the recruiter feel as if you’re indifferent about working for the company. Make sure you make it obvious that you are very interested in working with them.
3. Don’t write a very long cover letter, it will make the recruiter disinterested in reading the rest of it.
4. Do not forget to mention about your specific good traits which will make you be a viable asset of the company.
5. Do not write a boring cover letter. It’s a turnoff to the recruiters. Be brief but make it clear that you have the qualifications for this job in an upbeat but professional style.
6. Don’t be redundant in what you are saying.
7. Don’t make it complicated. Use simple words. But don’t make it ridiculously short either. At least, give some insight about yourself so the recruiter will know more about you.
What more “don’ts” can you think of when it comes to writing a great cover letter?
You’ll find out more in our succeeding article.