❌ NEVER put this on your cover letter!!

Plus: How to start a conversation with a new LinkedIn connection.

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Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday!

In today's email:

  • Recruiters hate reading this on cover letters! Avoid these two things at all costs.

  • Stealth job search mode activated. How to job search without your current employer knowing.

  • How do I get an interview? What does it really take?

  • Career Trivia. Do you know what a mahout is?

  • Starting a conversation with a new LinkedIn connection. Our best tips & tricks.

Here’s what’s going on in the news (related to careers of course):

Have you spent enough time and effort writing your cover letter?

Many people tend to focus on refining and overly editing their resumes, and sometimes forget to give their cover letters proper attention. Recruiters do look at cover letters, and they are a great way to stand out to employers.

That being said, you want to stand out in a GOOD way and not a BAD way.

What do we mean by that? Well, there could be things on your cover letter that are sabotaging your chances at an interview.

Here are two things that recruiters hate to read on cover letters and that you should avoid at all costs.

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interview prep

How do I get an interview?! For many job seekers, they find themselves applying to many jobs and then never being offered interviews. It doesn’t have to be that way. We have some tips to help you get more job interviews. And it starts by knowing your value and not being afraid of an interview:

Who doesn’t love a good round of trivia! We have a career related trivia question for you… good luck!

What is a mahout a keeper for?

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networking advice

Woo-hoo you just got a new LinkedIn connection!

Now it’s time to build your professional network with this person. This starts with providing value to each other. But how do you start a conversation with this person?

Depending on how well you know the person, it can be hard to find ways to start a conversation. You know you need to say something, but you’re just not sure what to say.

Here are some tips for getting dialogue started with new LinkedIn connections.

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CAREER TRIVIA: Elephant