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!

 

 

 

How to Start a Blog

As Professional Writers, we discuss blogs in almost every WRA class. Whether it is through analyzing the textual, visual, and audio content or the understanding programming behind it. However, despite our in class discussions on blogs, I still feel a little weary of starting my own. Because of my interest in blogging, I did some further research and found this website. It does an amazing job was walking you through the steps of creating and maintains a successful blog. As a quick preview, I summarized the following from the site’s list that explains how to get a started on blogging.

Idea: Even though you will probably change it completely, or at least refine it, later you should still have a general idea of what you would like to blog about. There are blogs out there for just about everything from parenting to fashion. However, you should really consider who your audience is before you choose a topic.

Platform: To create a blog you will need a platform to blog on. The two main ones are Blogger and WordPress. Blogger is run by google and you can host a blog there for free. In contrast, you can purchase a domain via WordPress.

Domain & Hosting: Come up with a good name for your blog and invest in a domain and host. Remember, you want it to be easy for readers to remember, find, and is something you will be able to live with for an extended period of time.

Putting It All Together: Once you’ve done all this, you are almost ready to go. Now you just need to build your blog. You can do this yourself or by hiring another person.

To find out more about blogging and how to do it successfully, go to Crazy Little Projects.