Writing well is an awesome skill. Combined with another skill, a writer’s current skill becomes more intriguing to employers. For example, if a writer has his or her degree in journalism and has obtained computing skills in publishing software, their chances of getting their career job increases.
College students should do all they can to take courses that will work hand-in-hand with their majors; in addition, it wouldn’t hurt to intern. Even if the internship isn’t a paid gig, give it a shot anyway. As the cliche says, “you have to crawl before you can walk.”
Some have missed the opportunity to intern; however, there is still time to learn. YouTube, Wiki pages, and how-to websites have instructions on just about anything.
Why should career seekers learn more?
- Increase chances of working in a targeted field of study
- For writers, ideas will cross over into exploration
- A great way to strengthen resume
- Career competition is in their favor
- Job growth
Those collegiate portfolios are like gold to the college graduate. Unfortunately, some employers aren’t just looking at what you’ve done in college, but they look at your experience. Although a college degree is necessary, job experience is just as important.
For writers, it’s essential to showcase current writing skill (i. e. update the collegiate samples by creating new samples). Find a few prompts online or create one.
A freelance writers have many talents. It may seem strange when a freelance writer has no particular focus. The reason for that is because writers are researchers and editors. So freelancers may showcase samples from various areas such as academic and creative. The only problem for the writer is finding the time. Will power may be there, but some usually forget about time.
As the title suggests, the mental state of mind can slow progress considerably. It’s easy to say things like “cheer up” or “keep working hard”. Words of encouragement are always helpful, but they are short of nasal spray results. It takes a while for encouragement to sink in. Sometimes a lecture is the seed that needs planting rather than what one wants to hear.
Mental conditions like depression saps away the fertility of the mind. No matter how hard one will push, the dark clouds of depression loom overhead, taking away hope and forcing surrender.
Some writers use the mental conditions to pour out some of the their best work. It’s tears on paper, screams of anger among the words, and recovery in the work itself. Authenticity is displayed throughout. If it isn’t, a good reader will be able to tell.
Even though it’s ideal for writers to express their emotions on paper during tough mental times, it’s not always the case. It’s not giving up if one stops for a little while, it’s just a break to resolve issues.