Employers favor applicants with strong writing skillsBy Kristina Knobelsdorff, PhDGeneral Education Advice, Student Mastery, Writing Training
82% of employers want candidates with written communication skills
Good writing increases profitability; bad writing hurts a company’s bottom line. Businesses now spend a billion a year on remedial writing training for their employees (Kaleigh Moore . Inc.).
So more and more employers are looking to hire people who already know how to write well. In the business world, this means being able to communicate ideas in writing with precision and clarity.
82% of employers surveyed in 2019 (NACE Job Outlook) identified “written communication” as a priority skill. It outranked all other attributes (19 in all), icluding “problem-solving” (which came in at 80.9%), and “ability to work as a team” (at 70.7%).
Writing ability opens more doors, academically and professionally.
Kristina joined The Learning Consultants in 2007, shortly after completing her PhD in English at the University of Connecticut. With a decade of coaching teachers and students behind her, Kristina now heads the Department of Writing Mastery full-time. She derives great satisfaction helping students of all ages become skilled and confident writers. full bio