Where should a period or comma come – before or after the quotation marks? Are the US conventions logical? Here’s my thoughts on Slate’s article “The Rise of Logical Punctuation”.
Language purists, watch out! Here’s are 10 obsolete grammar rules you’re going to have to break if you want to keep pace with our ever changing language.
Are you clear about what type of work will be most meaningful for you while also meeting your financial requirements? How about how the other aspects of your life impact your job search? This exercise will help you gain clarity about where you are and what you need.
My particular interest is the essay portion of the application, and so it is pertinent to me that although the Common Application essay topic choices have not changed, the suggested length of the essay has. Students are now requested to write 250-500 words on their chosen topic.
It has become common for writers to refer to a single person, who could be of either gender, as a “they.” This “singular they” construction is grammatically problematic. Clearly one person does not qualify as a “they,” “their” or “them.” Yet we refer, perhaps lazily, or even sloppily, to singles as multiples – because it would be challenging or awkward to be grammatically rigorous.
Some of you have been on my LinkedIn webinars before. At least one of you got a call from a recruiter one week after making the changes I suggested — just from listening to the webinar! Want to hear the recording of my last webinar? Click on How to Write a Killer LinkedIn Profile. Your…
I just got word that LinkedIn is offering a free trial of its Job Seeker Premium service. Here’s a short article I wrote about that service. Job Seekers: Have you heard about LinkedIn’s Job Seeker Premium? I encourage you to take advantage of this offer and explore the benefits of the service. Offer expires March…
I was interviewed about resumes and LinkedIn topics on March 22, 2011 by LeeAnn Dance. Her project, Back In Force Productions, is a blog and radio show for stay-at-home parents reentering the workforce. For your listening pleasure! The interview is full of great tips not just for “relaunchers” but also for any job seeker. Find…
On December 30, 2010, a consortium of 156 career experts from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. met to brainstorm about career and employment issues. They published their findings on March 14, 2011 in Findings of 2010 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers. As my readers, you are privy to the valuable findings of this group of Career Thought Leaders.
As human beings, we are not designed to keep our promises. I certainly am an expert at making resolutions and then forgetting about them, without ever acknowledging which promises I have – and haven’t – kept. Not this year! I’m taking a look to see how I’m doing, ten weeks after my resolutions were made. Ready?