Monday, August 29, 2011

U really should use proper english

In this day and age of smart phones, texting and emailing on the fly, I know it is hard to maintain proper use of the english language.


Can we all agree when emailing a recruiter (or creative director, or HR person, or fill in the blank-person who might give you a job) it is a good idea to communicate as best you can?

Which means spelling out the word "you", not using U.  As in, "I'd love to send u my book."

Really? You are trying to get a JOB here, not pass me a note in history class.

The email that precedes someone reviewing your portfolio is in fact one of the most important emails you'll ever type. Take a few minutes, spell out the long words, proofread, show some personality, be succinct and then send.

Your future career will thank you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I'm continually shocked by how few people actually pay attention to this very simple rule. Also, send me a resume with a filename of resume.doc. Really? Like I don't have a million of those already. Don't make me have to resave your file.