Grab Some Grammar: What is “etc.”?

Grab Some Grammar: What is “etc.”?

I’ll be doing quick little posts on common grammatical errors,┬ámispronunciations, or just plain bad english. This kind of knowledge gives you another advantage over your competition, making your speech, resumes, cover letters, and applications shine. Here’s my tip for today: What is etc.? Etc. stands for the Latin et cetera, literally meaning, “and others.” It’s … Continue reading

No-Tears Guide to Online Applications

No-Tears Guide to Online Applications

Online job applications are a huge pain in the you-know-what. They’re insanely long and just when you think you’ve finished, you’re led to an “assessment” that will take an “estimated 30-40 minutes.” The worst part is, most retail chains have almost exclusively online applications now. You can talk to the manager at the store, but … Continue reading

Does your resume pass the thumb test?

Does your resume pass the thumb test?

The “thumb test” is a trick professional resume writers use to test whether a person’s resume is likely to be flagged by HR.┬áHere’ the jist: Pick up your resume like you are about to read it. Most likely your thumb and forefinger are about 2-3 inches down from the top of the page. HR recruiters … Continue reading