Articles about Language


How the language in letters of recommendation can hold women back

"It's a reminder of how bias can creep into language with even well-intentioned efforts and can still cause lasting harm to careers."

Office Life

How to respectfully use gender neutral pronouns in the office

In the office, you may encounter new gender identities and expressions that do not fit into the boxes of "she" and "he."


24 words that show leadership on a resume

Selecting the most powerful words to describe your experience can make a huge impact on a potential employer. Here are 24 words for your resume.


3 ways to axe the filler words in your vocabulary once and for all

Notice that your speech is littered with a whole "ums" and "likes," but it's too late to correct yourself? Here are three ways to stop using filler words.


This is the right way to leave a professional voicemail

When it is easier to email someone instantly than spend time ringing them up, the act of leaving a proper voicemail can become a forgotten art.


12 words and phrases to avoid when giving feedback

Effective feedback is detailed, timely and intended to help. Avoid these phrases that may derail your conversation or leave the wrong impression.


Use your grown-up voice! Ditch vocal fry, baby talk or bro-language

The thing is that whether you realize it or not, the way you speak might be alienating others in the workplace or your work orbit.


How to assert yourself when you’re dismissed

Have you ever sat in a meeting and felt ignored or utterly unimportant?  Perhaps you offered up an idea that someone else seized upon. Maybe you inserted yourself into the conversation but no one gave you their eye contact or their attention.