If you’ve never been in a job that involved hiring other people, you’ll have to take our word for it: Reading resumes can be a real trip. People will say all kinds of things in an attempt to stand out and get hired, especially in their cover letters. Unfortunately, what many applicants choose to say is exactly what sends their resumes straight to the slush pile. That’s because a cover letter is often the first thing a hiring manager sees, which means this one little page can make or break your chances at securing an interview. In other words, getting the cover letter right is crucial. Get some tips on how not to mess it up in my new post on GoldenGirlFinance.com.