10 WORDS AND PHRASES THAT ARE KILLING YOUR COVER LETTER
Empty words steal power from your writing
Minesï»¿ the significance of each word you use in a cover letter, suggesting that no words should be wasted.
Notes that people often use fluff words and phrases that turn off prospective employers and that you should always read through letters aloud to catch empty phrases.
Cutting after you have a rough draft of the letter is essential, and here are some words and phrases to help you make your writing lean and efficient:
Darin's notes: I find great power in advice that encourages me to trim down. We almost always overwrite, cluttering our language with unnecessary words. I usually cut almost half of a story or letter I write.
We use filler language, usually to sound important, but we accomplish the opposite. Other words to look out for: to be verbs, there, it, you, which, and that. Choose power verbs, nouns, and descriptors.
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Source is FastCompany.com
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