Writing Techniques to Up Productivity

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I know that I have days where I will just get just about nothing done and it is so aggravating! I’ll have the time allotted to get a project done, I’ll have my coffee ready; I just can’t seem to get anything written!

If you can relate to this phenomenon, there is hope for people like us. In this article from Business 2 Community, they list five tips and tricks to help writers stay productive such as making a solid outline of what you’re trying to write to giving your mind the chance to wander. Definitely check it out! It’s helped me!

 

 

 

Powerful Resume Words

Your resume and cover letter need a boost? A little something special? Try one of these 100 powerful words at Careerealism to vamp it up. It is your resume and cover letter that are the most important tools to scoring an interview. Thus, your choice of words are what can make or break you. Careerealism says that powerful words in a resume or cover letter can increase your chance of getting hired by 80%. Poorly chosen words and clichéd phrases can destroy the interest of the reader. Power words when chosen correctly can have the opposite effect of motivating and inspiring the reader. Powerful resume and cover letter words will make help you stand out from your competition and increase your chances of getting hired.

Looking For a Job? Try the Cold Email!

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When done right, the cold email is an effective way to reach out to an employer for a job you’re interested in. Despite it being a nerve-wracking trajectory to networking, it’s definitely an approach to consider. What do you have to lose, right? For all you know, this could be the best email you ever send!

There is definitely an art to the cold email, however, and Mashable has provided 7 tips for writing cold emails to prospective employers, such as being as firm and direct as possible. Definitely check it out for some insight on how your cold email can be the best it can be.

Good luck on your job search and happy emailing!

Improving Business Writing

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In the workplace, there is a lot of written communication that goes on. From emails to memos, we’re constantly trying to convey something via the written word to our bosses and colleagues. But, what is the way to do this as effectively and efficently as possible?

In this great and informational article from the Harvard Business Review, Carolyn O’Hara aims to answer just that, with tips ranging from being direct and getting straight to the point and to avoid jargon. Definitely check it out for some great insights on how you can improve your writing in the workplace!