Is using the same template to email recruiters and CDs actually that bad? Obviously it’s horrible if you forget to change names and such, but aside from that is it really looked down upon?

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How would you personalize each email? I used to talk about a piece I liked from each place/agency I emailed, but looking back on those it seemed really ass-kissy.

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