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The Worst Cover Letter Mistakes

InsideTech

June 11, 2010

4. Unsupported Claims

Too many cover letters from college students and recent grads say the applicant has “strong written and verbal communication skills.” Without evidence, it’s an empty boast. Give some examples for each claim you make. Employers need proof.

Alternatively, highlight specific abilities or accomplishments. Don’t just say you’re good on a computer. In which programs are you proficient? Don’t just say you performed well in sales, give numbers.

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