In 2023 there are no excuses for having a poorly formatted CV with spelling and grammar mistakes. Your CV and LinkedIn profile need to demonstrate your capabilities and professionalism.
In this article, I’m going to share with you a free online tool that I firmly believe every job seeker should use.
In fact, I’m going to go a step further and say that this tool should be used by everyone who sends emails, writes professional documents or produces written work of any kind.
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In this article I'm going to explain what Grammarly is, and show you how to use Grammarly as a CV and resume checker, how Grammarly can enhance your emails and job applications and how Grammarly can be used to correct your LinkedIn or other social posts.
Discover the top 5 mistakes that I see on CVs, in my dedicated blog post!
What is Grammarly?
In case you didn’t know, Grammarly is a free spelling and grammar checker that can be integrated into your web browser and word processing applications.
It's free to sign up for Grammarly and it's really easy to use.
As a CV Writer and business owner, I often spend entire days writing CVs, blog posts, emails and social media content.
I’m also a huge perfectionist and self-proclaimed grammar nerd, so nothing frustrates me more than failing to spot a mistake in something that I have just published.
This is why Grammarly has become one of my all-time favourite tools, one that I simply could not live without.
Why is Grammarly important for job seekers?
First impressions are really important.
A successful job search involves reaching out to recruiters, hiring managers and HR managers directly.
The emails and LinkedIn messages that you send are your first impression, and it's imperative that you send messages that are well-written and free from errors.
Why do you need another spell checker?
Grammarly is a lot smarter than most in-built spellcheckers and so it spots mistakes which would normally go unnoticed.
Because it integrates with your web browser, it means that you can check your spelling everywhere you write, this includes LinkedIn InMails and social media posts.
If you are in the process of sending out your CV, sending your cover letter, applying for jobs, writing emails, LinkedIn InMails or posting anything on social media, you should install Grammarly.