If you’ve heard of Glassdoor, odds are that you know you can find company ratings on our site. But while this is an important part of your job hunt research, the truth is that Glassdoor offers so much more than that (including job listings — more on that later!). So if you’re only looking at a company’s rating in order to assess what it’s like to work there, you’re missing out. But with so much information available, what exactly should you focus on?
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, December 26, 2016
The average business email user receives over ninety emails per day. That means your message has some serious competition for the recipient’s attention. Clear, effective communication begins with using the proper business email format.
What’s so hard about that? you’re thinking. I type out what I have to say, hit Send, and away it goes!
Slow your roll there, champ! How you format your business email makes a difference.
Friday, January 22, 2016
If only the people you emailed would answer every time. Unfortunately, many of your emails are destined to go unanswered. The average email user receives ninety-two emails per day (seventeen of which are likely to be spam) and opens only about one in three. If you want to make yourself heard in a noisy digital world, being able to write a compelling follow-up email is an essential skill.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Difficult people can quickly turn your dream job into a nightmare if you let them. However, your happiness and productivity are worth the fight. Let’s consider the best ways to deal with challenging personalities.
Start with Yourself
In “Man in the Mirror,” a song recorded by Michael Jackson, the lyrics provide an effective formula for improving your environment: “Take a look at yourself, and then make a change.” Self-examination might reveal that you are overreacting to a situation.
Friday, April 3, 2015
You know what to call a group of cows or sheep, but do you know the names for groups of animals in the ocean? Why neglect your friends under the sea? Learn which animals congregate in a cast today!
Army of Herring
Attention! Most fish swim in schools, but herring swim in armies.
Bed of Oysters
Buried in the sand of the ocean floor or on the beach, you can find a bed of oysters.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Few punctuation marks have as exciting a name as the interrobang. But what does the interrobang do?
The interrobang combines the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!) into a single punctuation mark. It conveys a question asked in an excited way. For example:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
1 The simplest things in life are the ones you should appreciate the most.
“What I like best in the whole world is Me and Piglet going to see You, and You saying ‘What about a little something?’ and Me saying, ‘Well, I shouldn’t mind a little something, should you, Piglet,’ and it being a hummy sort of day outside, and birds singing.”
2 Bad things are less bad if you have friends to help you.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Prepositions of direction give readers a sense of place or location. The following chart lists different prepositions of direction, their definitions, and examples.
|above||higher relative to something else||The milk is above the soda in the refrigerator.|
|across||on the other side of||My friend lives across the street from me.|
|along||beside||The ducks are eating along the river.|
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The morning after a long night out, a friend might recommend you start your day with ‘the hair of the dog.’ No, she doesn’t want you to rub your face up against her pet golden retriever. According to dictionary.com, to offer someone ‘the hair of the dog’ is to recommend that they consume a small amount of whatever caused their ailment. If you drank a lot of alcohol last night and you’re feeling hungover, the ‘hair of the dog’ might be something like a bloody mary or mimosa—a drink that has a little alcohol in it.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Word order in English is fixed for most speaking and writing.
In English, sentences start with a subject and are immediately followed by a verb. In questions, this order is switched.
To learn more about grammar and to help us celebrate National Grammar Day this March, visit our new resource page.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Purposely and purposefully are two English words that are often confused. Because they both have the same root, purpose, are both adverbs, and are only a shade apart in meaning, it is no wonder that they are used incorrectly with such frequency.
Here’s how to use them.
The Difference between “Purposely” and “Purposefully”
When you use purposely in a sentence, it should be synonymous with intentionally and on purpose.