- December 16, 2014
Do you type two spaces after a period? If so, your résumé may be destined for the wastebasket. According to career counselor Marc Miller, adding that extra space is a résumé mistake that brands an applicant as “too old.”
- December 11, 2014
If you’re struggling to proofread your writing well, consider using text-to-speech to pinpoint errors, recommends Lifehacker’s Dave Greenbaum.
Just because you’re networking online doesn’t mean it’s OK to throw basic etiquette out the window. Learn to write LinkedIn messages that people will want to read with these tips.
- November 21, 2014
Many people can be hesitant at the prospect of blindly emailing a CEO or other powerful person, says management writer and entrepreneur Peter Sims. But CEOs often love to hear from their employees or customers. Sims offers these tips for sending an unsolicited message.
- September 3, 2014
If your employer entrusts you with one of its social media accounts, you want to be sure not to make a major mistake. Amanda Clark has some advice to help you avoid faux pas.
Many misused words and phrases have become so common they're now included in some dictionaries, but they once had correct usages. Here's a list of phrases you might be saying wrong.
If you’re in the habit of forwarding messages along to friends, colleagues or everyone in your address book, you’ll want to take these important etiquette tips.
The Convo app makes revising documents much easier by loading documents into a full-time chat room where group members can scroll sections.
Jargon works its way into business writing all the time. It’s important to know when it’s appropriate to use jargon and when it’s better to re-write for clarity. Right Source Marketing’s Emily Gaines Buchler offers four tips on using jargon correctly.
Helen Cunningham and Brenda Greene are the authors of The Business Style Handbook: An A-to-Z Guide for Effective Writing on the Job, recently published in an updated second edition. We contacted them to get their best advice for administrative professionals who want to improve their workplace writing skills.