HR McNeilly, LLC.
8891 Brighton Ln, Ste 103
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Ph: (239) 478-7409
Writing Skills: “A Must Have” for Job Seekers and Those Seeking Upward Career Mobility
No offense, but it has been my observation that many candidates find it difficult to express
their ideas in writing and many business people write 25 pages when only a few carefully
crafted paragraphs are all that is needed (or desired).
The best candidates (both externally and
internally) are easily identified by their writing
skills. They are clear thinkers who write short
impactful paragraphs in all their written
HR McNeilly, LLC. is a “Diversity Supplier” and
has been certified by the Veterans Administration
as a “Veteran Owned Small Business.”
Their e-mails are concise and crisp. They choose their words carefully, always wondering if
there is a better way of writing it to get it exactly right. PowerPoint presentations are now
opportunities to showcase their writing ability. Banished are the poorly designed slides with
too much information to read letter by letter. Candidates beware: those who can’t write well
will be painfully obvious to all.
Ask any writer when they will have their final draft prepared and they’ll certainly ask “When is
it due?” Writers are continuously rewriting line by line, word by word, and paragraph by
paragraph. In business, when someone e-mails me or sends
HR Dept: as a new startup, I will me their resume I’m evaluating their writing skills (word for
give you a better deal on a case
word, line by line).
by case basis depending upon
your needs and timeframe.
Today’s superstars (those that get hired and/or promoted)
are those who can connect through writing. There is too much competition available for too
few opportunities. Companies not only want the best qualified, but also the best
communicators. If you feel you need to improve your writing skills, then I highly recommend
you seek out some training or take some English courses. Your long term success can only
benefit from becoming a better writer.
Nowadays, I find better writing tools on the internet. I’m still a work in progress. And
sometimes, I write poorly to see if anyone is paying attention. That is also a good answer when
someone points out something wrong with your writing (just testing to see if you’d notice).
Now that is having fun with writing!
Robert H. McNeilly MSM, SPHR
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