Many job seekers focus only on their
resumes when they prepare to communicate with a prospective employer. While
important, a resume is only an outline of a candidate’s past experience and
education and doesn’t reflect the ability to communicate effectively. By
ignoring this great opportunity, a candidate may be forfeiting a chance to
impress a potential employer.
“A resume is of limited value to an employer if he or she doesn't
know what kind of work you want to do. A cover letter tells the employer the
type of position you're seeking — and exactly how you are qualified for that
position. Your cover letter can explain things that your resume can't.” –
Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. – Founder of Quintessential Careers
It’s likely that the back-and-forth
during a job screening process will involve two to three emails, but in
reality, it is often many more. This correspondence is when a job screener or
hiring manager gets a feel for how well the applicant translates thoughts into
written words. Imagine a job prospect acknowledging an appointment for an
interview with “ttyl.” Not
Wordzen is a truly unique email
editing service in that we use real, human editors to review and retype emails
for our users. There are spell checkers and grammar tools, but only an
experienced editor is able to understand the intent and context of an email
communication and form an emotionally intelligent, perfectly-crafted message.
After reviewing your outgoing message, our editors also check for grammar,
syntax, spelling, punctuation, and clarity. The resultant communiqué is one that is professional,
concise, and demonstrates a genuine desire to get the job.
Wordzen is a tool to help you express
your own thoughts better. Most Wordzen users are at first amazed by the
transformation of a draft to final email message. Many, job seekers especially,
have expressed the comfort and security that comes from the guarantee of being
represented professionally and intelligently during an otherwise stressful
time. Using Wordzen removes the possibility of experiencing the dread and
anxiety produced by accidentally sending a typo to a potential employer.
We like to think that using Wordzen is
a chance to represent yourself in the best light possible. Users can also
embrace the opportunity to learn and improve their own skills by observing
the changes our editors make.
How do you get started with Wordzen?
First, understand that Wordzen works
with an existing Gmail account and operates within the Chrome browser. Visit www.wordzen.com
and download the Chrome extension, and then open your Gmail account to connect.
Then, you are ready to go! Test some emails and watch the magic. You may wish
to view this YouTube
video for a step-by-step guide, and then you’re on your way to sending perfect
emails every time!
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