Recruitment Nightmares- You can't make this stuff up: how not to write a cover letter

This is an actual cover letter, names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Dear Sirs,

Advise through program review that is Career Builder suggestion, title view Program Co-Ordinator at Winsted, Connecticut that is via a Hartford, Connecticut circumstance search industry.   Public assistance is direct advantage hire and public transportation is recommended value.  Ensue however is lifelong esteem Connecticut residence, dissipate, and better available relocation respired.  Availability stats may be evaluated that is your firm’s employ and present is reference approach.  Contact esteems shared evalue.  Thank you.

Sincerely Yours,


You just make this stuff up and this is why my job never gets old.


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Comment by Amber on July 31, 2013 at 2:22pm

What the heck?! Maybe it's some new service from CB, lol!

Comment by Ryan Mulrooney on July 31, 2013 at 3:13pm

No I think the gentleman is just strange.  I actually called him, just to see how bad it would really be and I was couldn't get a word in for 10 minutes as he rambled on about nothing in particular.  Waste of time?  Definitely.  Entertaining?  Absolutely.

Thanks for the comment


Comment by Derdiver on August 1, 2013 at 1:48pm

Wait. people still do cover letters? They say the resume is dead or dying.  The cover letter must be a zombie then.


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