What’s With the Hieroglyphics, ‘Merica? 5 Tips For Writing With Real Words

Get out your iPhone or your stone slab. We write with pictures now.

When a friend told me recently that the youth these days use emojis to build phrases, like how we use words to make a sentence, my response was, "Really? Are we going back to hieroglyphics?"

I checked in with my 20-something cousin, and apparently this is a sensation that has been sweeping the nation for a while. A tech recruiter I know describes emoji conversations as "an interpretive dance." These artful statements may send the correct message or they may not. It's all about interpretation.

5 Hard and Soft Skills That Will Get You Hired

When it comes to job searching, the internet giveth and the internet taketh away. It's easy to find job listings, but arguably tougher than ever to stand out from the crowd of qualified applicants. However, if you have the right skills -- and know how to draw attention to them on your resume -- your chances of being noticed by a recruiter are pretty darn good.