THE prospect of getting a call for an interview depends often on how well you frame your cover letter. Careers360 reviews 10 sample cover letters, the good, bad and ugly!
Preferablly do not use hyperbole. The words revert and acknowledge mean the same. Never address Sir/Madam, if you can help it.
Hi Ceo, I am XXX done my B-Tech and having 2-3 years of experience. Please find attached my resume and do let me know for various openings.
Be precise. 2-3 years of experience sounds casual. And the writer messes it further by saying “various openings”. Shows you are disinterested. This is a sure reject.
IM AM XXX, AGED 50 YEAR, EXPERIENCE IN TEACHING OF HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL CLASSES WITH ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL (FROM CLASS IX)
The language is very casual. The candidate’s sincerity stands exposed. The careless use of English language and spelling mistakes makes it a terrible bore.
You can never be pleased to attach your CV. The company must be pleased to receive the same. The tone of the letter is too patronising. It communicates a sense of misplaced confidence. The introduction line is too verbose. Do not repeat subject line in emails. No employer will be ready to recruit a person with such a casual approach.
- Forwarded message -From: Date: Sep 30, 2009 4:24 PM Subject:Fwd: resume To:
- Forwarded message -From: Date: Sun, May 24, 2009 at 9:03 AM Subject:reume To:
This is the worst mistake one can do while applying for a job. The candidate forwarded his previous application to the current position. A sure way to be rejected. The correct approach will be to re-write the earlier applications to suit the present job opening.
Dear Sir/Madame It refers to advt. published in TOI regarding above mentioned subject.I am interested in your offer.I have attached my profile along with this.
Do not write in clipped sentences. Mention clearly the reason why you are applying. “Above mentioned post” is a very old world and cliched expression, it is better that you don’t use it. “I am interested in your offer” is a presumptuous statement. You attach a CV or a résumé . ’My profile’ has a social media tinge. Best avoided.
Dear sir, pls. find my c.v. enclsoed in resposne to your advertisment. i am from a pour background. sir please give me chance. i have passed school from hosiarpur panjab. from rural bacground sir. i request you to very kindly consider my application for any suitable position.
Do not speak about your personal circumstances. It immediately diverts the recruiter’s attention. Giving unnecessary information about your school education is irrelevant. It clearly appears that the last line is a ’cut, copy, paste’ job. It is a giveaway that the application is doctored.
Sir , My name is dinesh kumar. i am science graduate and i did MCA later on . i am attaching my résumé with my all of the career apportunities .if you have a career for me please , consult me .
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