Here’s one question you really need to answer correctly: Is it “bare with me” or “bear with me?” Choose wisely. Otherwise, your email to a coworker saying, “bare with me,” could inadvertently be inviting them to shed their clothes alongside you. Yikes! The correct answer is: Bear with me. And the...
Writing a business letter has evolved over the years from the use of a terse business tone to a more friendly and relatable one. This is because the idea of what a business letter can do is changing in itself. Business letters are useful when communicating face-to-face, or making a phone...
An employment agreement is a detailed document drafted by an organization that clearly states the responsibilities, roles, and terms and conditions for both parties. This document is not binding until signed by both parties (employer and employee), meaning that a breach in the contract can result in a legal war....
Outsourcing is one of the most practiced business techniques of our time. Initially, outsourcing was predominantly embraced by larger organizations to cut costs and focus on their core functions. These organizations were able to absorb risks associated with doing business in a radically different way. Now, almost any kind of work can be outsourced, including business...
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, and also the way we work. Just a short time ago, working from home was considered a luxury, but now it has become a necessity for many. While working from home has its advantages, it comes with several challenges, especially...
Lynn Gaertner-Johnston is a consultant and business writing expert who's been blogging since 2005.
Wherever you live and work, you probably have an emergency rescue plan in case of an earthquake, hurricane, or another disaster. It may include a plan of where to meet, food supplies, water, batteries, and other items. It's wise to be ready for career emergencies too. Your job may change...
Our website and email have been down for over 24 hours. Since you can't access our Syntax Training website or reach us by email, I thought I would let you know here on the blog.  You can still reach us in Seattle by phone at 206-782-8410.  Here's what the company that...
Are you looking forward to a promotion or another new step in your career? Is your resume ready to help you get there? An old resume presents the old you. But your resume should take you into your future. Apply these tips to make your resume fresh and representative of...
This signed appeared today on the door of my local post office. Oh no! The lobby of the post office is closing? How will the people with post office boxes get their mail? But wait . . . maybe . . . . How would you revise the sign so its message...