Words are a powerful component in your job search. They can create a positive impression or a negative one. If you make one or more errors in your resume and cover letter, you stand the very real threat of being eliminated from consideration by hiring authorities.
Conversely, finding the best words to favorably impress human readers could give you an incredible advantage.
Grammarly, an automated online grammar checker that finds and explains grammar,
spelling, and punctuation mistakes in all types of writing, contacted me recently to post the infographic below.
Note: this blog post is not necessarily an endorsement of Grammarly and its services, or the conclusions that they drew in this infographic.
The concept of word frequency in a job posting as an indicator of company values does hold some merit. Certainly the marketing-oriented content (such as an About page) on a company’s website would be an even better indicator.
While Grammarly could potentially be a handy tool in your job search, it is one of many such tools online. There are also professional proofreaders and editors who may in fact do a better job of catching your grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
Do your due diligence and look at reviews of Grammarly’s services on Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Then make up your own mind!