It’s been a long time since my last blog – I have successfully completed my move and have settled into apartment living in suburbia (is there anything more divine than mad mom’s in minivans – everywhere?).
I would like to use this blog as a forum to post writing tips. Are you ready? Be prepared to be absolutely astounded. 😉
After editing several cover letters and resumes recently, there is something everyone must know: SIMPLE IS BETTER. Less words = more effective communication. Using a multitude of words does not make you sound smarter, but rather, unsure and insecure.
Example: “I feel my skills can provide your company with the best possible option as an employee.”
Better: “My skills qualify me as the best employee for this position.”
Best: “I am the best candidate for this position.”
Fewer words and more active language make your writing (and you) sound more confident and qualified for any position.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
Please feel free to email any writing questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.