Common cover letter mistakes done while applying a job

Posted on 18th Aug 2016 | 1138 views

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A cover letter is like an introduction letter about you to the recruiter. When you are sending your job application through an email cross check below things which were commonly made mistakes:

Attaching the cover letter to the mail: If you have attached your cover letter to the email then nobody will read your attachment and they will directly go to the attachment and reads your resume. If the recruiters want to read your resume, then make ensure that you have copy and pasted your cover letter in the email.


Writing your whole life story in cover letter: Remember that hiring manager is not going to spend all of his/her time in reading your cover letter. Keep it short and up to the point for better effects.

Providing the unrelated information: The information provided in the resume should add value to your resume but it should not be unrelated. If you are an IT professional with knowledge on multiple skill sets, then mention about the present job requirements matching with your skill set. Furnishing all the details about previous experiences spoils the job itself. Your resume should give a briefing about your job responsibilities to the hiring manager in hr interview.

Not including the information which they have asked: If the employer asks about the details like sample of your work, portfolio, hours of availability, or even salary requirements, then it will be read by the employers. Following the instructions given by the employers and adding each and every point in cover letter will save the time.

Not sending a cover letter at all: Some people will send their resumes not at all using cover letters and sends their resumes by adding a simple sentence like

Please find the attached resume for your review. Here is my resume for your review. This is not the eight way to send you resume, just take time and write a cover letter with brief introduction about yourself.

Forgetting to mention the reason why you are best fit:Put some efforts and explain the reasons to the employers why you are fit for that position. The causes should be relevant, applicable and attention grabbing and it was the only cover letters that actually made them to read the corresponding resume. Finally use a confident, feisty and attention grabbing closing statement. Take time apply for your dream job by following the above cover letter tips.

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