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On Writing, Tongue Sandwiches: What I Learned From My Dad

On Writing, Tongue Sandwiches: What I Learned From My Dad

My dad did a lot of things. One was write a memoir.

My dad's memoir, which explored his small-town childhood in the early '60s, inspired me to pursue writing. Read More »

Spelling Errors Send Red Flags To Employers

Spelling Errors Send Red Flags To Employers

By Justin Thompson, The Work Buzz Really, I had the simplest of intentions. By sending out a link to The Oatmeal's classic graphic of "10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling" as a reminder to job seekers everywhere that a lot is two words, I opened a vortex of commonly misused or misspelled words that drive... Read More »

4 Resume Myths We Don't Buy

4 Resume Myths We Don't Buy

By Gerrit Hall Writing your resume can be overwhelming. Between the first draft, the revisions, the second opinions, your computer crashing, and submitting a final draft, it's easy for the task to fall through the cracks. However, the job search should be fun, not like beating your head against a brick wall. Read More »

Writing About Feelings Helps Fired Workers Find Jobs Faster

Writing About Feelings Helps Fired Workers Find Jobs Faster

Writing has long been thought of as a way to deal with many of the problems human beings struggle with, whether it's heartache, health problems or teenage angst. Now it seems that one more can be added to the list: getting fired. Read More »

How to Write a Better Business Letter

How to Write a Better Business Letter

Jane Curry and Diana Young -- two Ph.D.s from Chicago who, for the last 20 years, have taught businesspeople how to write -- understand that most folks don't love to write. That's why they've penned their book 'Be a Brilliant Business Writer: Write Well, Write Fast and Whip the Competition.' Read More »

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