No need to add humor here, these stories from recruiters are terrible and funny all at the same time. You may know that you would never make one of these mistakes but are you sure you are not submitting a throwaway cover letter?
Here’s a quick cover letter rule. Not submitting one is an epic no-no. You are skipping an opportunity to tell companies a bit more about yourself (such as why you want this job) in a narrative format.
Your current cover letter may not be perfect or as clever as you like, but it is a chance to answer some relevant questions and provide information, not on your resume.
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