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Writing Help for Job Seekers

We all get tripped up with writing errors from time to time. The photo here shows one of those punctuation writing errors we make all the time – misplacing the apostrophe.

The College Board’s National Commission on Writing says that US companies spend approximately $3.1 billion annually to fix their employees’ deficiencies in writing. In the new age of texting and IM speak, employers are increasingly speaking about the poor writing skills of some employees – especially new grads.

If you are looking for an internship, launching a new career, or in your first year on the job, bookmark one or two of the following websites to help you improve writing skills. Use writing centers on campus as well.

1. The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University is an award winning service which offers help with the fundamentals of business letters and employment documents like resumes, cover letters and thank you letters.

2. Merriam Webster offers an online dictionary, Spanish/English translations and a Thesaurus.

3. Daily Grammar emails come to subscribers with grammar lessons daily. Quizzes even emailed on Saturdays.

4. Business Writers Free Library provides a comprehensive list of writing resources.

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