Lastly, branching off of copy-paste syndrome, don’t write incorrect or generalized names. To start, employers never want to see, “Dear Hiring Manager…” Using that phrasing serves as a fantastic way to make hiring managers hate your resume by proving you submitted the same one elsewhere. When applying, you can look up the person who posted the job. If you can’t find a person, use the company’s name instead. Likewise, if you choose this strategy, be sure you use the correct name. Hiring Manager Melissa Gomez at Global Tech, Inc. won’t feel very positive about a candidate who submits an application reading, “Dear Arthur Smith of ITR Services…” Proofread your application to be sure all names match the relevant job post.