Today's LinkedIn Nugget

Writing samples will please the reader, really

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LinkedIn realizes that there is a gap between a profile page (I gnash my teeth on this every day) and business writing.

I hear laments by HR managers and recruiters that confirm the ability to write  persuasively is a lost art.

However, the ability to text (not LMAO, but SMH) an emoticon-filled menagerie of symbols, acronyms, and vowel-starved words is not business-quality writing. Speedy abbreviation is not quality. Texting has its place, don’t get me wrong, but not as a business memo or email to a department about a new initiative.

So starting soon there will be a place on your profile page to insert a written sample of your work to demonstrate your prosaic prowess and compositional competency.

Or not.

 

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