The Top 10 Cover Letter Fails Ever (as defined arbitrarily by yours truly, MJD blogger)

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Depending on who you ask, sending a cover letter for a job application is either outdated and hopelessly dumb or is the defining factor for whether you get the job. Of course, if your cover letter looks like one of the ten atrocious ones below, you’ll probably agree with those who hold the former opinion.

I’ve been collecting my favorite examples of egregious cover letters for years. From simple yet unfortunate typos to bigger issues, these ten, culled from the Web and from applications I’ve received, are among the worst of the worst.


#10: I sh*t you not
I’m looking for work because even though my company was profitable last year, this year they are expecting a large defecate.




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