I love technology but I hate it too. You see, technology allows us to make everything more convenient. Seriously. There is not one piece of technology that was intended to make life more of a challenge. But it did make life a challenge. It made us have to work harder to not be lazy. It truly pains me to read some cover letters and résumés with simple misspellings in them. Words like “to,” “two,” and “too” used incorrectly. All the while, we are set on intentionally misspelling words like “turnt” (formerly “turned”). Well, guess what? It’s better to be financially stable than cool and writing how you “turnt a profit of 42%” on your résumé will have them turning your job application into shredded paper.
Having fun is cool. Some social media outlets are for that. But, when you get on LinkedIn and post “Eye got 2 turnt up 2nite,” you look like an imbecile. You’re not in high school anymore. Pull your pants up. Go to work on time. Use your “grown up” words. And learn to spell. As I said at the beginning, technology makes things easier. If you’re reading this right now, I guarantee you have easy access to a dictionary. Use it.
Oh, and just so you don’t think I’m really cold, I know we all make spelling mistakes. Typos are a part of life. But so are spellcheck and proofreading.
Ok. Guess that wasn’t the warmest exit for a post either. But I’m sick of seeing juvenile mistakes in professional spaces. Let’s fix it.
Make professional development a priority.