The Worst Cover Letter Mistakes
June 11, 2010
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.
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.