- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On June 4, 2012
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- applicant hiring system, future of recruiting, new applicant tracking, talent recruiting system
To continue our discussion, here are more “don’ts” in making a great cover letter:
1. Don’t make a letter that has a common tone to what you may submit to another company. In short, make it unique to each company you are applying. Making a common cover letter is insulting to the recruiter.
2. Don’t make outrageous remarks in the cover letter. It may appear hilarious to most but not all recruiters may conform to your humor.
3. Don’t attempt to write a cover letter if you do not know the person you are addressing to and if you do not know the specific vacancy of the company. So address the person as Mr. or Ms., not Sir or Madam.
4. Don’t write anything in the cover letter that is irrelevant to your point. In short, be concise.
5. Don’t be afraid to boast about your achievements with past employers.
6. Don’t copy a cover letter from a template one.
7. Don’t insinuate that you’re wishing for a bigger salary and other perks. It will be a turnoff.
8. Don’t use creative jargon too much. Not all recruiters are poetic.
9. Don’t forget that it must be free of typographical mistakes.
A cover letter isn’t just another document giving you a chance to say that you need this particular job. It’s actually a marketing piece and you must give it your best shot.
So, can you now make a great cover letter to the targeted companies you have in mind?