These flubs will send your letter to the reject pile.

A cover letter is designed to inform and interest an employer to read on to your résumé.

But all too often, the cover letter bores, offends or sometimes amuses – but not in a good way – the people who read them. Successfully achieving the former is the first step to gaining an interview with the company, but commit the latter and your job materials will be sent to a hiring manager’s “no” pile quicker than you could write “References Available Upon Request.”

What are some of the gravest sins you could make when composing a cover letter? Read on.

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