How To Create An Impactful Writing Sample

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Many companies today are asking professional candidates to provide a Writing Sample as part of your job application, as it showcases your writing skills and expertise to potential employers. It provides a glimpse into your writing style, grammar proficiency, and attention to detail, all of which are important qualities for any job that involves writing. One of the services provided by The AGA Group to our candidates is to assist you in presenting the “best you” to potential employers.

If you are looking to land your dream job in a competitive job market, we are here to help.  A strong writing sample is the key to showcasing your skills and expertise. In this blog article, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a winning writing sample that highlights your value proposition statement and impresses potential employers or clients.

Step 1: Identify Your Value Proposition Statement
Before you can begin creating your writing sample, it’s essential to identify your value proposition statement. This statement clearly states the unique value you bring to the table as an employee. It should be clear, concise, and compelling.

Step 2: Choose a Relevant Topic
Once you have your value proposition statement, it’s time to choose a topic for your writing sample. The topic should be relevant to your target job or client and showcase your expertise in that area. For example, if you’re applying for a Dental Recruiting Manager position, you might write a sample blog post on the benefits of Recruiting leadership.

Step 3: Research and Plan
Before you start writing, conduct thorough research on your chosen topic. This includes reading industry publications, reviewing competitor content, and gathering data to support your arguments. Once you have your research, create a detailed outline for your writing sample.

Step 4: Write and Edit
With your outline in hand, it’s time to start writing. As you write, focus on creating a compelling introduction that grabs the reader’s attention and clearly articulates your value proposition. Use data and examples to support your arguments and demonstrate your expertise. As you edit, pay close attention to grammar, spelling, and formatting.

Step 5: Get Feedback
Once you’ve completed your writing sample, it’s time to get feedback. When creating content, be sure to tap into your network of peers, mentors, or editors for their input. Take their feedback seriously and make revisions as needed.

Step 6: Incorporate Your Writing Sample into Your Job Search
With your writing sample complete, it’s time to incorporate it into your job search. Include it in your portfolio, attach it to job applications, and share it on your professional social media profiles. With a strong writing sample in hand, you’ll be well on your way to landing your dream writing job.

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