these are bad ways to start your cover letter

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People often really struggle over how to start a cover letter, and as a result they often end up with lines that are overly salesy, gimmicky, or just very tired. Here are popular opening lines that you should purge from your cover letters.

* “If you are seeking…” — as in, “If you are seeking a skilled finance professional who consistently delivers strong results…” This sounds salesy and cliche, and it’s not the way real people talk. Write the way you’d really talk. (In fact, a good exercise is to pretend you’re writing

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