Why Words Matter in Your Job Search
The Grammarly team collected 500 active job postings, including marketing and engineering jobs, from the top 100 most profitable companies in the United States. They then assessed how each company used language in these listings to express hiring priorities.
- Hiring companies do not want someone who views a “job” as “work”
- “Experience” is more highly valued by hiring companies than “skills”
- Job seekers should use their cover letter and resume to talk about instances of teamwork vs. individual contributions
- Hiring companies still prefer candidates with a degree versus equivalent experience
Here is a summary of their job search findings using this handy infographic: