Writing a cover letter that shows off your personality might feel like a high-risk, high-reward strategy. Chances are, if you stick with outdated advice and lean on classic go-to lines, you won’t have to worry about saying anything that will make you look bad.
But, if we’re being honest, playing it safe isn’t going to help you reach your goals, either. You want the hiring manager to call you in for an interview. And if your application’s forgettable, that’s probably not going to happen.