Templates and patterns ..

… can be found in many places on the net, knitting patterns for the winter sweater and patterns for the elegant evening dress. For applications, for cover letters and resumes, there are also countless templates on the net. My experience is that they are not very helpful at all. They often even lead to a really bad presentation in the resume or cover letter. I can adapt the pattern for the garment to my size. If I insert predefined or recommended phrases into my cover letter or resume, they remain a foreign body. What I myself want to say does not become visible. It is covered by the template. My own good idea doesn’t come up at all, and that’s a pity. So writing yourself is better. And: do it with your own words and phrases.