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Word Choice: How to Avoid Saying the Wrong Thing in Job Interviews

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Have you ever been the unwitting victim to the word “moist”? Or had the displeasure of sitting through cringe-worthy phrases such as “firstly,” “funner,” or the always dreaded “irregardless”?

If so, you know the impact a poor word choice can have on the average listener, especially an employer.   

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Meaningful Conversations: Social Interactions that Matter [Infographic]

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When we think about networking, we often think about social media or those staged networking events that can be so uncomfortable.

But a large part of networking really comes down to having meaningful conversations, one person at a time…   

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Passive Voice: How to Avoid this Costly Resume Choice

passive voice

It’s time to take a trip on the “way back when” time machine. Today, we’re going back to that day in junior high where Ms. Periwinkle preached on about the dangers of writing in the passive voice.

Don’t worry… your resume, cover letter, and job prospects will thank you for taking the trip.   

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Don’t Hit Send Yet: Email Etiquette Rules We All Must Follow

email etiquette rules

Writing emails may seem straightforward: type out your message, enter the address, and hit send. But there’s more to it. Much more.

Writing effective emails is a skill developed through experience, and there are email etiquette rules you have to learn.   

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An Illustrated Guide to 10 All Too Common Office Cliches [Infographic]

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Every group of people, every circle of acquaintances, has a language all its own. Sometimes, the difficulty lies in understanding the office cliches that make up the local language of work.

Thankfully, with this infographic from Headway Capital, you don’t need a translator to decipher what everyone is saying…
   

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Writing Skills Help Everyone Work Better and Make More Money [Infographic]

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Many college students hate the English Comp requirement. What possible good does it provide for a business or STEM major? After, it’s not like they’ll be looking for a job as a writer. In truth, however, developing strong writing skills helps you communicate clearly, professionally, and precisely. And even a well written email can set you apart from others in you field. People with strong writing skills stand a better chance of getting hired by top tier employers and, in the end, they make more money.   

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