🙅 Never Put This On Your Resume!

Plus: How to reach out to potential employers.

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Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday!

In today's email:

  • Phrases you should never have on your resume! 4 things you need to avoid.

  • Pain and suffering in your career. Here’s the difference.

  • How to reach out to potential employers. Making connections does not make you look desperate!

  • Career Trivia. What does a milliner make?

  • Offering value to your LinkedIn connections. How to maintain and keep your professional network engaged.

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

If your resume keeps getting rejected, it might not be because you don’t have the experience, it might be the words you are using…

There are some phrases and words that are instant turn offs to recruiters. If they see them on your resume, you’ll probably be thrown in the trash. Overused buzzwords and phrases that don’t really demonstrate anything, could be hurting your job search. Some of these common buzzwords include: “leader”, “creative”, “visionary”, “motivated”, “passionate”, and “driven”.

If you have any one of these words on your resume, you’re going to want to keep reading, because you probably also have some of these certain phrases on your resume too.

Here are the top phrases to avoid at all costs when writing your resume!

career success

The Difference Between Pain & Suffering In Your Career! 🤕😢😔

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job search hacks

Reaching out to potential employers does not make you look desperate! When you are in job search mode, one of the best ways to give yourself a leg up is to reach out to potential employers. But we get it, reaching out to a total stranger can feel weird and awkward. Here’s how you can successfully connect with potential employers:

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

What fashion accessory does a milliner make?

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Yesterday, we shared the story of Amina and her stress about being overworked and taking on the jobs of 2 other people. (To read the full situation, CLICK HERE to access yesterday's newsletter.) We asked our readers, 'What Would YOU Do?" - and got some EXCELLENT responses. Here's what they said:

I would first accept that I can't make that kind of money and have work life balance. Next I would talk to my current boss and say I'm willing to go down a little in salary if you will hire me someone new, highlight that I'm not performing my best with that much on my plate. I would also suggest hiring a student (cheaper and helping a new starter) so there would be 3 people doing the work of 3 people.
If they in the end still refuse to hire more help it's time to move on. No job is worth ending up with a burnout.

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networking advice

It’s important to constantly be building connections on LinkedIn, but how do you maintain those connections and keep them interested?

By offering them value!

When you are constantly communicating with your network (and not just when you are in job search mode and need something from your connections) you should be keeping them engaged and providing knowledge they may need.

If you know what your connections interests, skills, and needs are, then you can find ways to offer them knowledge about those things. This keeps your professional network engaged with you.

Here are three super easy ways to offer value to your LinkedIn connections!

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Career Trivia Answer: Hats