Aug 04, 2018 - 03:04 AM
Don't make everything about you in your cover letter. A hiring manager wants employees who will be valuable for the company. Consider how every trait you have might help your future employer before you choose how you'll include it in the letter.
Don't write one cover letter and only change a word here or there. Hiring managers can spot a form letter from a mile away. It doesn't show your creativity or interest in the job. Adapt a new letter to each position.
Avoid simply repeating your resume in letter form. While you should draw attention to the bright spots of your resume, your cover letter should introduce you and demonstrate a little personality. You can also explain parts of your resume. A short tenure at a company can look like a dismissal on a resume, but a cover letter can explain that the business went bankrupt.