It’s fun when employers share crummy cover letters with me.
I’m sharing two examples of dumb things sportscasting job applicants have written in their cover letters – and why you want to avoid making similar mistakes.
Not to be snotty. That’s nothing more than a warning to your potential employer that you’re about to spew something snotty.
Don’t criticize the job description. Regardless of who wrote the description, you’re criticizing the employer for whom you want to work.
While that may be true, the program director that you’re approaching about the job may well be the one who hired that sports talk host. By criticizing the host, you’re criticizing the person that you are asking for a job. Don’t do that.
Catching your own errors
Here’s a tip: read your cover letter objectively, as if YOU are the hiring manager.
What stands out? If you’re offended, fix it.