“Recent research proves that written communication skills are at the top of employers’ wish lists. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 73.4% of employers want a candidate with strong written communication skills. Written communication was the number three most desired quality overall, behind leadership skills and ability to work as a team member.” (Moore, 2017, para. 2)
Please explore the importance of written communication in the workplace by interviewing a professional, ideally in the field you wish to enter upon completion of your degree, a series of questions on the role of writing in the professional world. This is NOT a mock interview. You must interview a person that represents a true “professional” to you. You may ask an employer or supervisor, a professor, a mentor, or someone on your campus. Try to pick a person who you would like to imitate in the future, such as someone who holds a position you wish to have. Do NOT interview a family member or your instructor for this class. You may interview the person on the phone, via email, or in person.
You must ask a total of FIVE questions. Be sure several of the questions deal with writing and communication within the person’s professional career field.
Include a paragraph 250 words on what you learned from the interview and how it will help you in the future.
Format this assignment as follows:
Contact Information (email is acceptable):
Question 1: Include Your Question Here
Question 2: Include Your Question Here
Question 3: Include Your Question Here
Question 4: Include Your Question Here
Question 5: Include Your Question Here
Remember to include your reflection on what you learned from the interview and how it will help you in the future.