July 27th, 2012
That’s the title of a Harvard Business Review blog post by a CEO named Kyle Wiens. He does his best to prevent his employees from sending out “groan-worthy” errors in documents that represent his company.
Wiens is right: sloppy writing can undermine an organization’s credibility. However, we also know from thirty years’ experience that job seekers and employees really can master core professional writing techniques.
Bad writing can sabotage a job hunt, a team’s high-stakes proposal, or a routine performance review. But businesspeople can also learn strategies for using all writing as a tool to project a professional image and get the results they need!
The Write It Well Series on Business Communication helps managers and employees avoid writing mistakes and send out professional-caliber documents.
- Polish your essential grammar and punctuation skills
- Plan and draft documents that project a professional image and fit your business needs
- Write effective email that saves time, gets to the point, and gets results
- Write clear, specific, results-focused performance reviews
- Land a job by writing cover letters and resumes that fit your skills and an organization’s hiring needs