This week, a good friend of mine sent me her cover letter, asking for feedback. Now, keep in mind: this friend is talented, experienced, and confident! Still, she wasn’t getting any bites when she applied to jobs.
Once I took a look, I knew why.
I also knew that many of the writers in our freelance writing community have had similar struggles in the past. Cover letters tend to be an aggravating, confusing part of the job-securing process.
After sending my feedback, I asked my friend if I could post her cover letter and my reply on the DJO blog. I had a feeling it might help some of you guys, too.
If you feel like you’re flailing in the dark when applying to gigs and not getting any replies, this post is for you.
Below, find out why your cover letter sucks (and what to do about it).