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So cover letters , people kind of go crazy about this .
Do recruiters even read them ?
The answer is yes , they do .
And I can tell you that if you haven't watched it already , our video on how to create a cover letter that recruiters will love is something that you should watch next .
But right now , I want to talk about the two things that recruiters hate , hate , hate that will get you in the no pile .
And I know this for a fact because I work with thousands of recruiters and I wasn't recruiting for many years prior to becoming a career coach .
The first thing I want you to never do on a cover letter is to start it with , to whom it may concern .
This is so impersonal .
It shows that you're not doing your homework and it's really just kind of abrupt and old fashioned .
It's what people used to write on cover letters tens of years ago .
And so you don't want to do that instead , you want to say dear , hiring team , dear , hiring manager or even better , but find the actual name of the person that posted the job , just put some kind of personalization there .
You could even say dear XYZ company hiring team and personalize it even more .
But whatever you do do not put to whom it may concern .
Now , the second thing you never want to do in a cover letter is regurgitate your resume .
What do I mean by that ?
Well , I often see people put all sorts of information , accomplishments , statistics , all about their resume history , the things that I'm going to find if I go look in the resume recruiters can't stand this .
You're wasting their time , you're making them read something twice and even worse .
Sometimes you put the wrong thing in there about yourself and then they'll say , well , that's not what I need in a candidate and they won't even look at your resume .
So you never want to recap the information that's in a resume in a cover letter .
Instead , you want to learn how to get them at Hello , that's how you're going to get them to really want to go and see what you're all about .
So , learning how to do that , watching our video on that is really going to help you .
So let me ask you , what's your least favorite part of writing a cover letter ?
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All right .
So there are the two things that we don't ever want to see on your cover letter .
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