A senior recruiter
at Citigroup says:
“When hiring someone;
I find that strong writing
skills are a tie breaker.”
“If I have two similar candidates in front of me,
I’ll hire the one who can write better.” Page 1
Communication Workshop leader says:
“When I go around the country talking
with big corporate clients, I am surprised
at the number of managers who complain
that nobody who works for them can
write a simple paragraph.
You can have the greatest ideas in the world,
But they are no good to anyone.
If you can’t express them clearly & persuasively1
Views of some employers
in the USA on English Skills
Of the 1,000
largest employers in
the U.S., 96% say that employees
must have good communication
skills to get ahead.
on Communication skills
of entry level
Source: Times of India
Head of HR department of an MNC says:
These days, to find a job in any multinational or any
good company effective communication is essential.
“To attain a corporate job with a multinational
company you need to communicate effectively, write
reports & put together presentations.
Tragically, majority of candidates lack fluency
& polish. They are poor in grammar, including even
those who have studied in English medium Schools.
They are unable to construct grammatically
correct sentences. They also grapple with pace, tone
Head of a Call Center says,
“Today’s youth either have a pathetic
command over the English Language
or very weak delivery system & hence
their communication is wasted.
In fact, we reject 90% of those who
apply for voice-based positions due to
poor communication skills.
Head of a manufacturing factory says:
today’s youth have grave problems
listening, comprehending, assimilatin
g & responding.
We face problems. Our employees
need to express themselves well.
We don’t provide language training.
We expect them to have strong
communication skills to start with.
Questions asked to
common men in a Survey on English Skills
Do you judge other people
based on their writing?
What bothers you most
about how people write?
How often do you see
examples of bad writing?
Where do you see it?
Do you apply the same
writing standards to social media?
Final Word on Good Writing Skills
of Portland State University found that
college graduates having
good writing skills
earn more than three times
then those having
poor writing skills earn!!!!!!!