Tuesday August 9th 2016
Even if you’ve been a diligent member of the workforce for a while, you probably still have some room for improvement. One area you may be overlooking in your professional development could be one of the most important: improving your writing skills.
Becoming a skilled writer is valuable in just about every career field. Luckily, improving your skills as a writer doesn’t require a student ID or costly student loans.
Growing in your career and reaching goals you’ve set for yourself as a professional doesn’t rely on your ability to do just one thing well. Regardless of your goals and career choices, one thing that everyone can all benefit from is the ability to write well. There are many areas that potential employers look at when combing through job applicants.
This particular ability is an asset that can set you apart from other job applicants right away. A well written resume, free of grammatical or spelling errors, is something of which employers do take notice. A resume gives a potential employer his/her first impression of you. If the hiring manager hasn’t met you and is not aware of your work ethics or abilities, this first impression must be a good one, and there is only so much you can say in a resume.
Making a list that includes your work experience can only go so far. You have the ability to show, through your choice of words and clear writing, that you are a well rounded professional, and that makes you an even more appealing candidate in a potential employer’s eyes.
There is always room for growth, and a stagnant attitude can hold you back from important growth opportunities. Relearning how to write can only benefit you and allow you to grow in your career. You’ve got absolutely nothing to lose and so much more to gain if you take an opportunity like this.
The ability to write well means you have the ability to communicate well. Trustworthy communication gives you a badge of credibility, and your growth will be noticed and appreciated.
Many of us have been out of school for quite some time. Once you left the classroom for good, you left behind many of the resources you used and benefited from in learning and developing. As the years pass, the information that was once so fresh in your mind begins to fade, along with understanding of certain concepts and ideas.
So, you’ve decided that you could benefit from a refresher. You’ve decided to relearn these vital skills. Where do you even begin? Thankfully, returning to school is not your only option! Many online resources can give you the refresher you need to improve your writing skills and develop these skills. In your own time and at your own pace, online tools allow you to build on your writing skills.
There are quite a few universities that offer free online courses, so find what works for you and focus on the specific areas in which you need to improve. You can find a list of universities that offer these online courses here.
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