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  • Writer's pictureSarah Seavey

3 Ways You Are Selling Yourself Short

There are three words or phrases often used in cover letters or interviews to limit your audience’s confidence.


I Hope: “I hope you will consider me for the Intern Assistant position with your company.”

Instead, say: “I am confident in my abilities to contribute if chosen for the Intern Assistant position.”

I Hope: “I hope to hear from you soon.”

Instead, say: “I look forward to hearing from you.”


Would: “My experience as a social media coordinator and my degree in Communications would qualify me for this job.”

Instead, say: “My education and experience as a social media coordinator have built an extensive skill set matching the desired qualifications.”


Do Not “I do not have any experience in sales yet.”

Instead, say: “I am eager to learn and gain experience in sales.”

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