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Cover letter templates are a great starting point for writing your cover letter, here is our advice on how to choose and use cover letter templates just like there are with resume templates, there are also right and wrong ways to use cover letter templates one of the incorrect ways of using a cover letter template is to simply. How can you make your cover letter stand out in a good way read about 10 completely wrong ways to write a cover letter. A communications undergrad writes a cover letter that's so spectacularly bad in so many varied ways that it's actually instructive although currently i reside and go to school in ______, i am originally from the chicagoland area and am looking to start my career there in may in this letter, you use the word. Make your opening line memorable if the big opener to your cover letter is “i'm applying for position x at company y” or “my name is” it's time to press the backspace button there are two things wrong with both of these phrases: they' re redundant, so you're taking up precious space a hiring manager is.