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14 Common Job Hunting Blunders

7. Passing out ineffective cover letters and resumes

Your cover letter and resume are your first impression. A cover letter that is rife with grammatical errors paired with a resume that is unfocused and poorly formatted will make it no further than the circular file.

Rather than make a bunch of generic copies of your resume, customize both your cover letter and resume for every job you apply for.

The more specifically your skills, knowledge, and experience match a particular job, the more likely you are to get a second look.