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Cover Letter Tip: Avoid "Pretentious" Writing

Cover Letter Tip: Avoid "Pretentious" Writing

Cover Letter should be written well and in simple language

Have you ever read a letter, article, or book that annoys you because of its high-falutin’ wording and pretentious tone? The writer seems to think he or she is superior to the reader.

This can occur in a cover letter too. Some job seekers, eager to make a good impression, create a buffet of fancy words, hoping it will appeal to the hiring manager. However, just the opposite occurs. Such writing is not only inappropriate, it’s ineffective.

Write An Attention-Grabbing Cover Letter

Amazing Cover Letter

Think about a conversation you’ve had with a good friend over coffee – easy, friendly, and stress-free. You can strike a similar tone in the cover letter you write. Choose familiar words that anyone can recognize and understand. Basically, you’re communicating your interest in the company they represent and the job they want to fill. State your qualifications and refer to your attached resume for more information. Then assure them that you are enthusiastic about joining the organization and contributing your knowledge and skills to the company’s success. Close with a request for an in-person interview where you can talk further about what the hiring managers are looking for.

Try this: Thank you for posting your need for an assistant administrator. I have five years of experience in this line of work and would really appreciate the chance to speak with you in person about how I can contribute my skills to your new company.

Not this: I would be duly honored to present myself and my award-winning skills to the attention of your senior administrator with the sincere hope that I would be highly considered for the position of assistant administrator to which you refer in your recent job posting . . .

Be Yourself!

Write as you speak, share your personality, and ask for a job interview in the cover letter.

This article has been written By Jimmy Sweeney President of CareerJimmy and Author of the new Amazing Cover Letter Creator

Amazing Cover LetterJimmy Sweeney is the president of CareerJimmy and author of the new, Amazing Cover Letters Creator. Jimmy is also the author of several career-related books and writes a monthly article titled, “Job Search Secrets.” Visit Jimmy on the web for your ‘instant’ cover letter today. In just 3½ minutes you will have an amazing cover letter guaranteed to cut through YOUR competition like a hot knife through butter!

Your turn now to tell us your views on the kind of language that one should use in a Cover Letter. Specifically:

  1. Do you think one should use a simple language or a high-faultin’ wording while writing a cover letter?
  2. How do you write your cover letters?
  3. What advice would you like to share with the other readers about use of language in a cover letter?
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  1. The creator of the Amazing Cover Letter Creator is Jimmy Sweeney. He is an expert copywriter and the CEO of California based marketing company. Jimmy wants to share his experience and skills in copywriting to help the job seekers in the market. He created the program to help people to write cover letters.

  2. The creator and author of the Amazing Cover Letter Creator is Jimmy Sweeney. Jimmy is a professional copywriter and the President and CEO of a California based marketing company. Jimmy decided to put some of his copywriting skills to work in the job seekers market by writing cover letters for prospective employees. The end result of his experiment was the job seekers got significantly more phone calls as a result of Jimmy’s cover letters. What’s more interesting is that these cover letters work across all industries and level of jobs. So whether you are looking for an ibanking job or a teaching role, his letters work equally well.

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