50+ Great Tips to Writing a COVER LETTER That’ll Land You the Job

“How to Write a Cover Letter: 31 Tips You Need to Know”
“24. Don’t Let Your Fear of Bragging Get in the Way”
– Get 30 more tips at The Muse

“What do people frequently get wrong when they write cover letters?”
“They talk about what they want, not what the employer wants.”
– Read more at Quora

“Why Employers Don’t Care About Your Cover Letter (and How to Change That)”
“1. Why You Love the Company”
The best cover letters I’ve read are from people who have a passion for my company, and can make that passion come to life on a page.”
– Full article at The Muse

“7 things hiring managers want to see in your cover letter”
“3. Infuse some personality.”
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“Want a Better Cover Letter? Avoid These Extremes”
“3. Experience vs. Requirements
One of my pet peeves when I read applications is when candidates describe everything they’ve ever accomplished—but never once connect their experience back to the job description.”
– Full article at The Muse

“5 signs your cover letter is too over the top”
“4. You’ve slammed your current employer”
– Read more at Mashable

“10 common cover letter mistakes that can hurt your career”
“9. Justifying why you were part of a layoff or why you quit your job.”
– Read about 9 more mistakes at Business Insider

“7 Cover Letter Mistakes That Make Hiring Managers Cringe”
“5. Over Explaining
No matter how complicated your reasons for applying to a job are, it would be a mistake to spend an entire paragraph explaining why you’re moving to San Francisco from New York.”
– Full article at The Muse

“6 Unconventional Ways To Start Your Cover Letter”
“2. Use a quote describing your work ethic.”
– Read about 5 more ways at Aol

Bonus Article 1: “31 Attention-Grabbing Cover Letter Examples” – Read at The Muse

Bonus Article 2: “The 8 Cover Letters You Need to Read Now” – Read at The Muse

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