We live in a world of casual texts and tweets. But when it comes time to write your resume and cover letter, remember that you’re crafting business documents. While your writing doesn’t need to be overly formal or stuffy, it should be appropriate and professional.
Think quick: What did you accomplish today? If cutting through layers of bureaucracy, attending a handful of unnecessary meetings and sorting through piles of email top your list, chances are you’re not feeling super satisfied with your job right now — no matter how big your paycheck.
When writing your resume and cover letter, your goal should not be to send hiring managers running for a dictionary. Your main objective, of course, is to show that you warrant a job interview because you have the right skills and abilities. While showcasing your writing skills is important, you can skip the flowery verbiage and fancy five-dollar words.
Picture this: Your new boss needs to present her annual budget to the executive team for sign-off, and she’s asked you to format her Excel spreadsheet so it looks sharp. What do you do? You try to piece together the key learnings from past Excel training sessions. But if your mind goes blank, don’t fret. Administrative professionals often need to format reports, and we’ve got the Excel tips and tricks you need to get the job done.
Did you know that employee recognition can be one of the best forms of retention? And if you are concerned about losing top talent, a little recognition can go a long way. Both employees and your business can reap numerous rewards.