Today, since much of our interaction with each other occurs via email, text or through social media channels, when should we be concerned about the impressions we’re creating?
Well, one place for certain is when applying for a job.
Most employers are advertising their job openings via the Internet and social media, and as a result, job applicants are expressing their interest in job postings through these same channels. It’s important to remember that your application and resume, and occasionally cover letter, remain your first opportunity to create a positive impression with a prospective employer—regardless of the channel being used to deliver them.
The cryptic messages we so comfortably use to communicate with friends and family rarely demonstrate our command of the language at the level necessary to compete in the job market. So put your best foot, or in this case, words, forward. And, there are a few more things to keep in mind when you’re applying for jobs.