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Lexiboost: “Effusive” Keep it in check

MC900437803By Eileen Ramos

Effusive (adj.): 1. Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy. 2. Profuse; overflowing.

Don’t go overboard with the cover letter and resume writing.  Be concise and to the point.  Definitely allow yourself to be animated during the interview, but restrict your enthusiasm to a few lines in your cover letter. You don’t want to scare or turn them off with your writing. Overly long, flowery, insipid, or obsequious language ca n get in the way of your real message, which should be “I’m the right candidate for the job”.  Be conscious of your language and how you come across.

Eileen Ramos is an enthusiastic introvert who has a fervor for words.  She loves collecting them and seeing how they fit in, and expand, her world.  She’s a writer by day, sleeper by night (well, sort of) and she can’t wait to see what title she earns next. For more information or to link with Eileen, check out her LinkedIn profile.

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