Headhunters Are Judging Your Grammar and Usage

At first glance, it seems unfair: no one would expect an editor to build a website in order to prove that she has the chops to catch stray commas, but woe betide the software developer who submits a resume with a typo in it. In this era of instantaneous results and 24/7 availability, is it really reasonable for hiring managers to expect perfection in terms of punctuation, spelling, and so on?

A Lesson in Grammar to Help You Not Look Dumb Online

How many times have you come across grammatical mishaps during your leisurely scroll through your social media news feeds? It’s probably more common than you’d like to believe or see. Here’s a quick lesson in the five habitual grammatical errors found online to help you thwart off the grammar police and save yourself from, inadvertently, looking like an idiot online.

5 Business Writing Tips for People Who Never, Ever Want a Raise

Regardless of the title that appears on our business cards, most of us are professional writers in some capacity. Don't believe us? Try sending your next work email with only animated gifs to guide your message. Bruce Kasanoff's recent LinkedIn article "Five Tips That Can Double Your Salary" got us thinking about the many ways in which we -- completely inadvertently -- make writing choices that tank our chances at promotions, raises, and the respect of our colleagues. We went through his tips one by one and came up with examples of what not to do, in terms of your business writing, if you want to be a success.