April 7, 2006, Newsletter Issue #40: Be Specific

Tip of the Week

Avoid vague descriptions in your cover letter. Instead of saying that the position is the "right opportunity" for you, explain why it is the right opportunity.

Does the size of the company appeal to you? Is there a particular aspect of the company that your skills have prepared you to handle? What are the reasons you picked this company to apply for?

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