“So easy a CAVE MAN can read it?”
by Jimmy Sweeney,
The manual or set of instructions is useless. “Why can’t these people write in plain English?” you might shout. I’m with you! All we want is a set of simple step-by-step directions that does not require a dictionary.
Employers feel the same way about cover letters and resumes that are written in what is called business gobbledygook. Example: “Pursuant to receiving said cover letter and resume, potential employee will have the expectation that all points listed therein will be duly noted, considered, and responded to by said hiring manager in due time, hopefully leading to an in-person interview.”
Here it is again in Basic English. “I hope that after reading my cover letter and resume you will give me an opportunity to meet with you in person so I can hear more about your expectations and how I can fulfill them. I look forward to it.”
Generally speaking, when a job seeker tries to impress a potential employer, he or she fails–even more so in tough times when there are so many prospects to choose from. Therefore, be true to your principles and values in words that anyone can understand…including cave men and cave women. 😉
“I used to say, ‘I sure hope things will change.’ Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me, is when I change.”
Yours for OUTSTANDING job search success,
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