6 cover letter mistakes that could cost you your
dream job
“Now why would
you think I cut
corners when I
didn’t include
something you
asked for?”

#1 Not writing one
“I have great
attention to detail.
Really. I do.”

#2 Spelling and grammar
“Great experience.
Great candidate.
Shame they
addressed this to
Mr Jones – never
heard of him!”

#3 Wrong name, wrong tit...
“I wouldn’t
put my foot
in my mouth
in a cover
letter.
Would I?”

#4 Not addressing the criteria in the job ad
“But my dad loves
my email address!”

Email me!
daddys_girl89@mail.com

#5 Using an embarrassing email address
“Blah blah blah.
Are you paying
attention to me?”

#6 Giving them your life story
But don’t get dejected…
or rejected
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How much effort did you put into the cover letter last time you applied for a job?

In today’s competitive job market, cover letters are your chance to stand out from the crowd, so take the time to get it right and don't copy and paste.

Make sure your letter does not cost you your dream job. Here are six mistakes to avoid.

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6 cover letter mistakes

  1. 1. 6 cover letter mistakes that could cost you your dream job
  2. 2. “Now why would you think I cut corners when I didn’t include something you asked for?” #1 Not writing one
  3. 3. “I have great attention to detail. Really. I do.” #2 Spelling and grammar
  4. 4. “Great experience. Great candidate. Shame they addressed this to Mr Jones – never heard of him!” #3 Wrong name, wrong title, wrong company
  5. 5. “I wouldn’t put my foot in my mouth in a cover letter. Would I?” #4 Not addressing the criteria in the job ad
  6. 6. “But my dad loves my email address!” Email me! daddys_girl89@mail.com #5 Using an embarrassing email address
  7. 7. “Blah blah blah. Are you paying attention to me?” #6 Giving them your life story
  8. 8. But don’t get dejected… or rejected
  9. 9. Want to know more? • Want to know more? www.thenakedceo.com Search for: There are two more mistakes to avoid that could cost you your dream job.
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