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Writing the perfect cover letter

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12:45 PM | 27 June 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
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It can be very important to get your cover letter right.

Did you know that an employer might only glance at your cover letter for a couple of seconds and, if it’s not up to scratch, they’ll move on.

This is why it’s so important to get your cover letter right. Follow these steps to get ahead of the game with your cover letter.

Stay away from anything generic or cliché

I’m a passionate person who can work well individually or as part of a team.

STOP. If your cover letter sounds anything like this then you’re disqualifying yourself from every job you apply to. Every employer we speak to hates this kind of thing and will actively ignore you if they see it.

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