'Self-Starter' and 2 Other Common Phrases to Avoid on Your Cover Letter


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If you're looking for a new job, a cover letter can be key. Ryan Seacrest shared on-air in today's hack there are three common phrases you'll want to avoid though.

According to a prominent job recruiter, these are 3 phrases you should never use:

"TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN": Use their name if you know it…otherwise use something like “Hiring Manager” or “Personnel Manager”.

“I BELIEVE…”: Don’t be wishy-washy. Be confident.

“SELF-STARTER”: Too overused. Be specific about your qualities and achievements.

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