Just writing a CV and the client – no names – has started one of her cover letters by declaring:
“Firstly, I would like to sate that I have no criminal record …”
[Note spelling mistake was included.]
C’mon! She’s qualified, very experienced, has great references, excellent skills, she’s a great person. Why would she start out a letter to a prospective employer with that??!!
It’s just ‘off’. Don’t do it.