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Which date to use?

August date
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July date
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PirateCap'n
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OCI Cover Letter

Postby PirateCap'n » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:00 pm

When writing a cover letter for OCI that will be submitted on symplicity, is it better to put a date on the letter or not? I ask because the dates on my letters are from July. I don't want employers to see it and think that it's a typo, but I also don't want to change it to an August date and have it look like I waited until the last minute to write the letter. I realize that it's probably a stupid question with a clear answer, but I have no idea what that answer might be.

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ObLaDiObLaDa
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Re: OCI Cover Letter

Postby ObLaDiObLaDa » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:26 pm

I personally don't put a date on my cover letters. I don't have a specific reason why I chose not to, I think it just never occured to me.

Also, you posted this twice.

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Re: OCI Cover Letter

Postby PirateCap'n » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:18 pm

ObLaDiObLaDa wrote:I personally don't put a date on my cover letters. I don't have a specific reason why I chose not to, I think it just never occured to me.

Also, you posted this twice.


Sorry bout that. Did it on my Blackberry. Mods feel free to delete this one.

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Re: OCI Cover Letter

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:34 pm

Sorry to bump this old thread, but I have the same question. Do we put the day we wrote the letter (July 4), the date that our applications get sent to the firms, or something else?

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Re: OCI Cover Letter

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:25 pm

I just put the day I submit it...

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Re: OCI Cover Letter

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:46 am

The date you upload it to symplicity, or the date symplicity sends it to firms?

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Re: OCI Cover Letter

Postby oblig.lawl.ref » Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:30 pm

I also don't put dates on cover letters. But I would, if I wanted to create more work for myself, definitely put the date submitted to symplicity. You wouldn't want someone reading a letter with a month old date or something and wondering just how canned the cover letter is. Also I wouldn't future-date it or whatever in case it ends up in someone's hands earlier. Either way I feel like a weird date may be off-putting and might be best to just leave it off altogether.

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Re: OCI Cover Letter

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:14 pm

omg who cares

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Re: OCI Cover Letter

Postby guano » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:03 pm

The date the recruiter will read it.

Good luck with that




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