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2. Avoid jargon and big words

“Clear thinking becomes clear writing; one can’t exist without the other. It’s impossible for a muddy thinker to write good English.”

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2. Avoid Jargon

2. Avoid Jargon

It’s really easy to slip into jargon or acronyms when you’ve been immersed in your work.

Using jargon can alienate a hiring manager and sour the interview in their minds.

Use all the resources you can

  • A recommended how-to guide on writing good, clear English is “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White.

  • “Politics and the English Language” by George Orwell is also worth studying to avoid “ugly and inaccurate” writing.
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