We’re sure you’ve seen tips on how to create a great cover letter. Yawn. Same old, same old.
Instead, read below for some tips on how to create a truly, gloriously BAD cover letter.
- Talk about you, not about them. After all, you’re the one looking for a job; it’s your cover letter. Why should you worry about their needs and how you can help an employer? You’re the one who needs a job, not the hiring manager!
- Send the same cover letter to every job opening. You’re qualified for them all and if a hiring manager can’t see that, then to the blazes with her!
- Make sure the cover letter is at LEAST one page long; two is better. Why? Because you have so much good experience, you just can’t fit it into a cover letter that’s about 4-5 short paragraphs in length
- No one reads cover letters anyway, so just rewrite your resume and make it your cover letter. You’ll save so much time, you’ll be able to apply to twice as many openings!
- No need to place the job title of the position you’re applying for in the letter. After all, the hiring manager is smart, even if she’s working to fill several different positions, she’ll know which one you’re applying for because she’s a mind reader!
- Don’t thank the reader for her time and consideration. You’re doing her a favor by applying!
- No need to read the cover letter for typos and mistakes, that’s what spellchecker is for!
- At the end of the letter, ask the hiring manager to call you. Don’t tell her you’ll call in a few days. She’s sure to call as soon as she gets your letter because, after all, you’re just awesome!
If you’d like some more cover letter tips (and we promise we’ll give you tips that really are helpful), contact a recruiter at Bayside Solutions. And, while you’re at it, ask us about the many temporary and direct-hire openings we have with some of San Francisco’s top employers. Contact us today!