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Are you guilty of this tragic job application mistake?
It’s easy enough to make. You spend hours, slaving over your cover letter and résumé. You write and you revise and you consult with your smarter friends and you write and you drink a fair amount of coffee and you revise some more, until, finally… it’s finished. (Or, the deadline is mere minutes away, so it’s as “finished” as it’s ever going to be.)
You write an email that manages to be conversational, yet concise; professional, yet pleasant. You remember to attach the file containing your masterpiece letter and résumé, neatly… <click to keep reading>.