Saturday, June 18, 2011
How Your Writing Can Help you Land a Job
My writing played a key role in getting me the job. The two interviewers told me that creativity was paramount for this position. Who would have thought that my published stories would get me the job? The interviewers told me they were impressed with my writing accomplishments which also demonstrated passion and determination (Let me add that this job is not in the writing field).
Fellow writers, don’t underestimate the power of your writing or your creativity. You can add this valuable skill to your *curriculum vita.
Let’s not forget that typos are detrimental to your résumé, especially when you’re applying to a position in the writing industry. A dear friend and fellow writer pointed out that the term curriculum vitae is plural. She said that a lot of people often misuse this Latin-based word. Vita in both Italian and Latin mean 'life', so it is only logical to keep your CV alive by avoiding typos. Isn’t it wonderful? We always learn something new, and learning is power.
Have you ever used your writing as means to getting a job?
* According to Dictionary.com, the definition for curriculum vita (singular), vitae (plural) is a brief biographical résumé of one's career and training, as prepared by a person applying for a job.