Cover Letter (Part 2): It's never too early to make a bad impression !!!!!
1. Next to Nothing
While writing something that's too long is a common cover letter mistake, what can be even more damaging is a cover letter that's too short. Here is an example of a cover letter that I received few months back for an entry level Customer Service Representative role:
While I agree that all languages evolve, we shouldn't allow all the rules and correct spelling to go out the window. Laziness should not be the reason our language evolves. Here is an example of an opening sentence of a cover letter that I came across:
You've stumbled across a fantastic job opportunity but there's a form to fill in before the company will even consider meeting you. It's few pages long, the questions are dauntingly open and the blank spaces are staring at you.
The so called smarties start copy pasting their CVs and Cover Letters in these gaps and if that isn't enough, here is an example of an answer to a question asked by one of the New Zealand's largest retailer.
Ok, there is nothing wrong with being confident, but your answer needs to demonstrate you have the right skills, character and experience for the job.
4. Someone Else's Words