stop telling me that you work well independently and in groups by Alison Green on June 4, 2012 If you’re a recent grad, there’s a 50% chance that your cover letter includes a mention that you “work well both independently and in groups.” Announcing this is like announcing that you show up for work on time. It’s expected that you’ll do it; it’s not a bragging point. I don’t know where this trend is coming from (college career centers, are you to blame again?), but I see it constantly, and you must remove it immediately. You may also like:stop telling me that you work well independently and in groupsif you’re a new grad, here are some things for youis it time to close down college career centers?