Strong writing skills give job seekers added currency

By General Education Advice, Writing Training

A few years ago, Kaleigh Moore wrote a story for Inc., in which she headlines a study that found the majority of employers–73%–favoring job candidates with strong writing skills (https://www.inc.com/kaleigh-moore/study-73-of-employers-want-candidates-with-this-skill.html).

Fast forward to May 2020.  And the impact of COVID-19 on the economy has surely upped the ante for workplace communication skills.  With companies shifting almost entirely to tech-based communication, they need employees who can write efficiently and clearly.

Employers who are “trying to decide among” several candidates “to fill a position” should always choose “the best writer,” says Jason Fried in Rework, his NYT bestseller.  Writing skills “pay off” says Fried, because good writing is more than just good grammar; it’s also good thinking. And “writing is today’s currency for good ideas.”

So strong writing skills aren’t just for English majors anymore; they’re valuable “currency” for a wide range of careers and a worthy investment of time and energy.

The good news is that anyone can learn to write well for business.

Contact us to learn more about our Writing Mastery programs.

Kristina Knobelsdorff, PhD

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