The 8 Most Common Cover Letter Mistakes That Could Cost You the Job

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By Kathleen Elkins

As easily as an impressive cover letter can land you an interview, a generic and rushed one can send your application straight to the "no" pile.

We turned to Amanda Augustine, career management expert and spokesperson at TheLadders, an online job-matching service for professionals, and asked about the most common cover letter pitfalls.

Here are eight costly errors to avoid: