The one skill that can better your chances of career success


With a blog named Writerly Goodness, what skill do you think I’m talking about? That’s right: writing.

I have personal experience with this. My writing skills have consistently been one of the reasons I’ve been successful in internal assessment processes for advisor and consultant positions.

I’m happy to announce I’ve once again been “called up” as an acting consultant in business expertise. Yes, Mellie is once more BEC-a-licious 🙂 BEC-and-call girl? Aw, BEC it.

I’ll have much to report in the coming few months.

And my writing skills? Yup. Crucial to the promotion.

You don’t have to take my word for it, though. The good people at Grammarly (http://www.grammarly.com/grammar-check), the world’s best grammar checker, surveyed over 400 freelancers to determine what impact writing skills have on a person’s career opportunities and published the results in an infographic (see below).

It has already been picked up by some websites, including The Huffington Post. Their goal is to raise awareness of the importance of good writing. Good writing is not only foundational to good communication, but it can also unlock knowledge, job opportunities, and access to education.

They’re also doing good work with Reading is Fundamental, a charity that promotes literacy.

So, have a gander:

Writing Skills Matter

Good night, my writerly peeps, and good grammar.

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