Page 24 of the Cover Letter Tutorial
Avoid Negativity in Your Cover Letters
Negativity never has a place in a cover letter.
And getting off on a negative foot is especially inauspicious in your opening paragraph. The opener in the following example is truly unfortunate:
- Dear Ms. Luttrell:
I apologize for missing you and Mr. Medgars on your recent campus visit to Rutgers University.
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