What NOT to do on a cover letter
Posted October 13, 2011, by Helen Isbister
There are plenty of things you can do on your cover letter to guarantee it will go straight into the recycle bin. Here are some of those things.
A cover letter is intended to accompany and complement your resume. Making mistakes on it can be fatal for the future of your job application. See also an example of a bad resume:
I would like to apply for a position at your company.
My attached resume shows that I have fulfilled all the required elements for employment: I am an Australian citizen, I have a clean criminal record, a degree and experience.
I am of the professional opinion that my attributes as a human being are perfectly suited to the paradigm of this occupation.
What’s not to like?
I am exceptionally gifted at everything I turn my hand to. I have won numerous awards and all my friends would vouch for the fact that I’m a good bloke.
Between 2004 and 2005, I worked in a fast food outlet where I was in charge of serving people and handling money. Between 2006 and 2009 I worked in a clothes store where I exceeded quotas. I am a member of the following professional associations: The Black Hawk Motorbike group, Clean Freaks anonymous and the Jane Austen Fan Club.
I was sacked from my previous job for not agreeing with the boss on some ethical components of what we were doing, but I’m happy to look for a new job because my career was massively stuck in a rut there!
Im not shore
exactly what your company does but I know exactly what I want in a job.
I am looking for job with flexibility, competitive salary and a company car.
I have sent my resume to numerous organisations and am really keen to secure a position shortly.
Catch you later alligator,