I suck at cover letters
August 13, 2013 6:25 PM Subscribe
Please give me your tips for the ever essential skill of writing a knock out cover letter.
posted by Phalene to work & money (35 answers total) 106 users marked this as a favorite
My job application efforts are being sabotaged by my inability to write a good cover letter. While perfectly alright at writing many things for pay, this particular writing task is causing me trouble.
Some of this is because I am not good at applying to adult jobs for people with university degrees. My family background considers getting a call centre job a great deal, and I already had a huge problem with overdressing to interviews. I'm not finding all the free cover letter examples are a good source because I can't tell a good example from bad.
I can't even answer the question, if you're applying for a job via email, if you attach the cover letter or if that's in the body of the email and I only recently realized "to whom it may concern" was causing my writing to look staid and stilted.
So please share all your tips for cover letters, including formatting, word choice, etc... Any and all advice will be gladly taken.