Cover letter mistakes to avoid

Here at Colbern Limited, we are leading recruitment specialists. We work with companies looking for their perfect staff, and job hunters looking to secure their dream job. And this is our guide to the cover letter mistakes you need to avoid.

What are the biggest cover letter mistakes to avoid?

When it comes to your cover letter it’s important to get this right. This will be the first time your potential employers are really introduced to you, and making this introduction through a letter leaves no room for error. To be sure you secure a job interview, you should avoid these common mistakes:

  • Not spell checking- the correct spelling and grammar is crucial for your cover letter. You need to make the best possible impression, and even if written communication won’t be part of your job role, the correct spelling and grammar can put your application to the top of the pile.
  • Using the wrong tone- your cover letter, along with any written communication to your potential employers needs to be written with a formal tone. This means avoiding any use of slang or colloquialisms and not using a conversational tone.
  • Not including key information- the point of the cover letter is to introduce yourself and what you can offer to the job role. As such, all of the content should be focused on the job, and your relevant experience. In addition, those reading the cover letter want to know that you have the key factors they are looking for, and these will have been outlined on the job description materials. As a result, be sure to identify and respond to the key phrases the employers have used.

For more information or advice, or help finding your perfect job, get in touch with the team today, here at Colbern Limited.