How to write a killer cover letter for a postdoctoral application By Bill Sullivan Many graduate students applying for their first postdoctoral positions underestimate the importance of the cover letter. While it may be true that your awesomeness is beautifully outlined on your curriculum vitae, your cover letter often will dictate whether the busy principal investigator puts your application at the top of the heaping pile or into triage. First impressions are everything for some people, so leave nothing to chance. A letter that appears to come off an assembly line is likely to ride directly into the trash bin.
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Failing to Provide a Phone Number or Email Address Failing to provide a phone number or email address that your customers can use to contact you is a fairly common mistake.
This often comes about because the wrong headed paper is put in the printer. The one with the address and phone number has run out and been replaced by the generic letter paper with just the logo on the top.
Needless to say, this lack of information makes life unnecessarily difficult for your customers. Not Checking for Spelling and Grammar Errors There is no excuse for sending out a letter with poor spelling and grammar — especially as you are likely to be sending out several hundred copies of the same letter and only have to check one!
This lack of care is especially damaging when responding to a customer complaint. Wrongly Attributing Mr and Mrs Getting this wrong can be unforgivable, especially for customers who may be sensitive about their unusually high or low voice.
While this is an easy mistake for an agent to make when filling out customer detail forms, especially if they are dealing with a unisex-name such as Jamie or Ashley, it is best not to take any chances. To prevent such embarrassing inaccuracies in the future, train your agents to confirm the spelling of such important details during every call — perhaps even using the phonetic alphabet.
While there is good intention here, this is probably one of the most frustrating examples of customer service that exists, as these letters tend to fall short in two key areas: By blasting the letter to your entire database, you will inevitably be contacting people who are not affected by the issue — wasting your time as well as theirs.
No contact details are provided for those who have been affected by the issue, making it a frustrating experience for those who may require more information.
They said that it was a computer error and it should never have been sent out. What has been your experience of customer service letters?
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