Email is a critical aspect of almost every job application. It allows you to effectively communicate with your potential employer and portray yourself as a suitable candidate.
However, what if you don’t follow proper etiquette while sending your job application email? When that happens, you might ruining your chances of getting the job…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…