Stop Sending the Same Generic Cover Letter, Washington Post, 8/25/19

I wouldn’t send the same generic resume or cover letter. For every job, they should be revised. This piece in today’s Washington Post and written by Kevin Dickinson reminds us on why is it important to personalize a cover letter. Remember: a resume shows someone “what” you’ve done, a cover letter tells someone “who” you are.


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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