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15 Deadly Language Sins Not to Make in Your Cover Letter

We know: Grammar and language usage aren't the most exciting topics ever. But, just ask the hiring manager who reads a cover letter stating, "I'd love to work for you're organization," they're important.

This infographic outlines 15 of the most common language mistakes we make—all of which could easily show up on your resume or cover letter if you're not careful. Before you hit send, make sure you're not confusing "effect" and "affect," substituting "fewer" for "less," or making any of these other goofs.

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