Friday, 20 July 2012

Spelling is important!

Something that has been on my mind recently is the importance of grammar and spelling when making a first impression, be it in business or socially.

I'm currently in the architecture job market having just graduated with my masters in architecture. Thus far it is feeling like a time and resource consuming blight on my existence, but I'm sure my opinion on the bloated university architectural education system will improve if it results in me finding some kind of work!

I digress, I bring this up because I've been agonising over my professional C.V. for some time as you can imagine. I've also kept an eye out for some of the better examples I can find from my architecture brethren. Throughout my search the amount of spelling errors and poor grammar I see on a routine basis is depressing. I mean, architecture is a vocation specialising in communication.. if some fool is furrowing their Neanderthal brow in a vain attempt to understand the complexities of 'their' and 'there' do you seriously want them drafting the structural details that will keep heavy steel beams from squashing you?

It's not like architects have a LOT of words to worry about, everyone knows we like picture books the best.

So children, the lesson is - in this day and age of the internet, the demeanour of your typing is the first real window anyone gets into the 'type' of person you are!

ps. I realise through making the below comic I have NO idea how to draw women..

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