An Actual Cover Letter (unedited)

24 August 2012 at 12:52AM Leave a comment

It pays to be careful with your cover letter. Included below is an actual and complete text of a cover letter received a while back by a recruiter friend who does not work for a school district or educational concern. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Don’t do this.

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is FIRSTNAME LASTNAME and I am an educator with 15 years experience. I have experience as a Spanish Translator, a Tutor and an ESL Assistant. I have lived, worked and studied in Spain , Honduras , Guatemala , Ecuador and Mexico . My passions are education, working with students/children of all ages/grades and languages. I have an very compassionate, bubbly and outgoing personality. I would be an great access to your school district.

Thank you,



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