This week we're focusing a lot on careers and credentials. Learn why reputation matters more than credentials, why the new employer of choice is no employer at all, how to write a good cover letter and more.
Don't miss out new fun tools to improve your content diet too!
How to find your writing “voice" What is your writing voice? "Your voice is everything you’ve seen and known and everything that hurts and how you feel pleasure and all that you find wonderful and everything you wonder about the world." Useful article with practical tips on how to discover (and hang onto) your writing voice!
How to Write A Good Cover Letter Cover letters are boring, jargony and you assume that the hiring manager never reads them. But they do matter. Here's how you can improve your chances of impressing your potential manager with a well-written cover letter:
Keep it concise
Make you the subject
Prove that you did your research
Be funny sometimes, be interesting always
Write a first draft that is absolutely WILD
Nothing screams "don't hire me" more than a boring cover letter that you copied from a stock site. Tailor your cover letter to the specific role.
Refind - Get 5 expertly curated links delivered to you every day based on your interests. Love finding high signal stuff to include in this newsletter, so am already digging Refind! (Check out Faves too, which is my new favorite social media app that's like if TikTok and Twitter had a baby)
Blurweb - Chrome extension to help you secure your sensitive information while recording video live or screen sharing in just a few clicks, saving hours of post video-editing time.. Stop accidentally sharing your API keys while you're livestreaming.
Noizer - If you need background noise in order to get things done, this free app helps create noises that range from airplane sounds to birds' chirps.
Take A Brain Break
Startup Concepts - Startup concepts in a comic book format. Understand complex startup concepts through simple explanations in Figma! Don't know what cohort analysis is? ARPU, DAU, MAU, LTV/CAC? Learn here.