Updated: May 28
Tips for writing well, when applied judiciously, can lead to success in all aspects of work and life. Storied examples from writers such as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Patterson, or Plath are no more powerful than the cover letter that merits a job interview. ~ David M. Reile, Ph.D.
FOCUS ON: Poor Grammar Detracts from Our Image
No one can claim to be not guilty of misusing the English language at various times. Just remember that following rules we learned in grammar school serve as powerful predictors of how we are perceived. Keep a reference book on your desk, such as the high school favorite “Elements of Style” so as to always appear educated, professional and intellectual. Gain more Image Rules.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES: Teaching Students to Be Professional in Their Use of Email
Classrooms and workshops that cover key aspects of emailing result in an increase in awareness and skills that aid students, particularly those seeking or starting internships and career positions. While wording and language are key, issues of efficiency, professionalism, and respect are also valuable lessons. Read more email writing tips.
JOB SEARCHING: Enter the Resume Writer’s Secret Room
Typically, a resume must be written before the interview. Before writing a resume, the interview questions should be known. Sounds like a “chicken-egg” question – which comes first?! Use this list of top interview questions for forty professions to collect keywords, achievements and other knowledge of use when writing a resume. Go to the Resume Writer’s Secret Room.
TOP TEN: Have you Finished Writing that Book Yet?
Do you want to be part of the 1% of those who start writing to actually finish writing a book? Use your passion, not just your inspiration, to fuel your fingers. Gain all 10 tips from this Infinity Publishing Blog.
WHAT ARE OTHER CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS SAYING ABOUT… Writing?
Strategy, style and impact are keys to writing, according to Sunitha Narayanan, co-active coach and experienced blog writer. She reminds career practitioners and job seekers that, “Each transition task, whether it is completing self-assessment exercises, creating a resume, crafting a cover letter or preparing additional marketing tools requires focused writing – one that is targeted, has meaning for your reader and clearly outlines your value to the potential opportunity.” Read more at TheUndercoverRecruiter.com
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Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. - Norbet Platt
Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. - Author Unknown