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Why the Best Cover Letter is Customized

BuzzFeed recruiters share their do's & don'ts

Video Sections (total time: 2 minutes)

Templates are Obvious
Length and Language
Cover Letters are the Tipping Point

Why the Best Cover Letter is Customized

Charlie Keinath, Head of Tech Recruiting & Dan Geiger, Recruiter at BuzzFeed

Charlie and Dan, recruiters at BuzzFeed, can spot a cover letter template from the first sentence. And in their estimation, if an applicant really wants to work at BuzzFeed, they'll take the time to write a custom cover letter explaining why. 

In this class, Charlie and Dan explain why they read cover letters, and why they aren't looking for anything super long or formal. 

2 min watch · Career

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