Category Archives: WritingTools

4 Killer Tactics to Get Your Resume Read

Your incoming e-mail typically reveals anywhere between thirty-five and sixty characters of the subject line, so you actually have enough space to include more selling points in your subject line. To be safe, try to get the “must haves” of your headline in the first thirty-five characters, for example:

4 Killer Tactics To Get Your Resume Read – Job-Hunt.org

If you’re a job searcher, your E-Mail Address and the Subject Line of any e-mail you send will be the first impression you give. Make sure not to overlook it! Here are four quick tips that help you improve your chances of getting an interview.

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A Quick Way to Tell How Your Cover Letter Sounds to Others

For those oh-so-important documents—your resume, your cover letter, a memo to your boss—that’s exactly where Hemingway comes in.

Drop your text onto the page (or use the desktop version), and the color-coded app will give your writing a once-over. Is a sentence too wordy, overly complex, or totally unreadable? It’ll be highlighted in red until you revise it. Tend to overuse the passive voice? Every instance of it will show up in green. The site will even recommend when you can use shorter or simpler words (Why take up precious resume space with “utilize” when you can say “use?”).

A Quick Way to Tell How Your Cover Letter Sounds to Others – TheMuse

Ever wanted to write better but needed to learn NOW? The Hemingway App will help you write better for free. To get an idea of how the Hemingway App works, copy and paste your cover letter into the site. Highlight your entire cover letter, copy (CTRL – C) and Paste (CTRL – V) it in the window. When you don’t have anyone else to ask, the Hemingway app gives you a quick way to tell how easy your letter is to read. I use it every day!