GOOGLE MAIL [Spell Check Feature]
Though Google does have a "Check Spelling" feature, we recommend the built-in spell check in the Chrome and Firefox browsers. Spell check is enabled by default in these browsers, and misspelled words are automatically underlined in red. The advantage of this built-in spell check is that you can add words to the dictionary and therefore you can use the spell-check in any web application, not just email.
To use the Google Mail spell checker,
From a new message or a reply, click on theat bottom right corner of the message
Select Check Spelling
Misspelled words will be yellow highlighted. Left click on the yellow-highlights words for suggestions
GRAMMARLY [Free Version]
Additionally, the free version of Grammarly is a decent app to use. Be careful when downloading the app to your browser. We recommend using the actual website www.Grammarly.com as opposed to the downloadable app. Sometimes, you will find that the app distorts your emails as you write.
To use Grammarly,
1. Signup for a free account at www.Grammarly.com.
2. Start a New Document.
3. Use the 'Assistant' tool to provide correction suggestions.
4. Copy and paste your final content into your email.
There are MANY great resources for spell checking your emails before submitting them to a hiring manager.
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