Tagged: The 'In Courage' Newsletter
July 21, 2016 at 2:13 pm #3190
The ‘In Courage’ Newsletter — this Thursday: “Communication Connection: How to Write Right”
Learn how to communicate more effectively. Improve your written skills to get in the door and stay in the game.
“For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?”
(1 Corinthians 14:8)
Once you know what you can do, you want to make sure that you communicate it in a way that helps you.
For those of us who have not had to wage a coordinated battle using Iron Age technology (a bugle), think of this as an example: What if you had a job offer letter with only one out of every 4 characters visible.
That last sentence would look like this: “Fte wh w oieaeiI ho nfci eio eycaril”
You, as a job seeker, want to make sure that the *way* you communicate in writing helps — and does not hurt — the wonderful *what* that you are communicating. This week is huge in that very arena!
On a personal note:
I must confess that this is one of my toughest areas. There is a proverb, which says,
“He cuts off his own feet and drinks violence
“Who sends a message by the hand of a fool.”
If my writing is sloppy or ill-considered, it’s as if I took my reputation, entrusted it to some idiot, and sent him ahead of me to introduce me. Your written things may be the first impression of you that an employer sees.
Here is something else, too: Your future employer needs someone who can communicate well, even if in just a note or an email. You don’t want to be a foolish messenger!
But there is another proverb,
“Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest
“Is a faithful messenger to those who send him,
“For he refreshes the soul of his masters. “
You want to be this person! Please join us, and learn how to make your words your own faithful messengers!
Next Week: “Inter-Galactic Invitational Resume Skeet Shoot”
All I can say is, you really, really, really, really, really don’t what to miss this.
While it’s true that you have to decide exactly how you do your resume, the feedback you get from the team at your table — during this exercise — will fuel and inform your decisions about how to do, what to do, and everything else on your resume.
This is like expert car detailing for your resume.
That’s it for this week. And may the God of hope fill you with hope!
All the best,
Career Transition Workshop
P.S. Here is the site where you can find additional handouts: http://ctw.site44.com/
NOTE 1: Do not use the “www” in the address.
NOTE 2: site44 is a free service that stops periodically when there is too much traffic, so don’t leave accessing it to the last minute.
NOTE 3: If Windows Internet Explorer does not bring up the CTW site, try Mozilla FireFox, or Google Chrome. Sometimes the site down for maintenance. If so, try it again a little later.
NOTE 4: Also, the site is sometimes down for maintenance. If so, try it again a little later.
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