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5 Reasons Why Writing Skills Are So Important In Career Success

Writing skills involve much more than simply putting pen to paper, or fingers to keys. When writing your brain is literally exercising. Just as an athlete exercises their muscles to enhance performance, a writer must practice to achieve optimum results.


5 Reasons Why Writing Skills Are So Important In Career Success


Both sides of your brain are active when you write. Deep inside the brains of expert writers, a region called the caudate nucleus is active. In novices, the caudate nucleus is quiet (nytimes.com). This is also the part of the brain responsible for activities requiring practice, such as chess and golf.


The proof that the skill of writing takes unique brainpower is right in front of us. And this brainpower is important, imperative to success and achievable with practice. Read more: 7 Signs You’ve Chosen The Right Career Path


You may think your chosen professional does not require you to write, but you’re probably wrong. Even chefs, contractors. and actors need to be able to write, and to write well. Honed writing skills are needed for a variety of everyday activities in various businesses. So let’s explore 5 more specific reasons you’ll want to sharpen your own writing skills.


1. TO BE PROFESSIONAL, YOU NEED TO SOUND PROFESSIONAL.

When you lack basic grammar, punctuation, and spelling skills (through any form of communication) it looks unprofessional. Miscommunication with vendors, clients, agents and customers can lead to mishaps and setbacks. Lacking the basics can ruin the best of intentions and cause a ripple effect of disasters. To get hired for or to maintain any position will take some form of writing skills.


2. TO GET AHEAD, YOU NEED TO BE SMART.

Let’s start with the basics. Writing involves two things: reading and language. It’s not just a motor function skill. Language alone is a complex topic. It seems like second nature to speak, but language involves writing, reading and listening skills. Developing writing skills enhances all comprehension, collaboration and communication skills as well. A recent analysis of LinkedIn profiles found that people with fewer language errors on profiles reached higher positions (prdaily.com).


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3. TO BE MORE PERSUASIVE, YOU NEED TO BE ANALYTICAL.

Plenty of college students and high school students alike hope to succeed in their chosen profession. And many of them would say writing has nothing to do with their dreams. But, to be more analytical creates a world of opportunity. “The writing of humanities papers leads to the crafting of sharp argumentative skills, and thus a lifetime of success in a number of fields in which we have no relevant experience” (Rebecca Schuman, slate.com).


4. TO BE ORGANIZED, YOU NEED TO STAY ON SCHEDULE.

Writers tend to be both creative and logical. They practice a skill that develops from both inspiration and following the rules. This creates natural time and people management skills. Don’t get stuck repeating work because of mistakes or solving unnecessary problems formed by miscommunication. Know how to communicate through writing and always stay on task.


5. TO BE MORE CREDIBLE, YOU NEED TO COMMUNICATE WELL.

We all want to be taken seriously. No matter your age, gender, race or beliefs, you work hard and you deserve recognition. To succeed, you need to be (and should want to be) credible. Build a reputation of integrity for yourself and communicate effectively by developing your writing skills. And there is plenty of help available online. Resources like essaymama.com and help. plagtracker can assist with editing and ordering and other tools such as whitesmoke, emailexcellence, enloop, dragon dictation and stoodle can aid you with business plans, emails and more.

True success in any career comes from a satisfaction within. Depending on your path in life, you may or may not desire honed writing skills. Whether you hate it or love it, writing is a necessary skill for many things in life.


Some hiring managers and business owners refuse to even hire people without appropriate grammar skills. And it’s easy in this generation of texts, tweets and emojis to find abbreviating and making up words the norm. However, the skill of writing has evolved, and may be more important now than ever before.


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We no longer use feather pens dipped in ink (at least not the common citizen) and we no longer seem to appreciate the skill of writing for all its worth. Be proactive about your own career. Go after what you want, and remember to practice your own writing skills. It can only lead to future success, regardless of your personal talents or goals.

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