Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:mist4bison wrote:Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:Anyone ever apply to jobs that require a writing sample? I'm looking at some, and none of my old college essays really seem to cut it. Most of my work I've deleted and what remains is pretty mundane.I do have some other papers/proposals from an internship, but I feel like I would need to get their approval which could be a hassle. Debating about drafting something that I can use specifically for job writing samples. Just an opinion where I cite things and argue stuff. Any thoughts/ pointers?
When I applied to jobs that required writing samples I ended up editing an old essay to bring it up to snuff. Tbf, it was already pretty good and just needed a little tweaking. If you have any that you think are decent, I'd go ahead and edit one of them and submit it. Honestly, I'm convinced that future employers only read the first couple paragraphs, unless it's a job that's very heavy in writing skills.
Yeah, I'm debating about using a personal statement I used to apply for a masters program. It's quirky and not terribly written, but short. Using that proposal would be interesting as well. One of the positions I'm looking at, I'm horribly underquified for :/.
Probably overthinking, they probably just want something that says "hey I can make sentences and convey thought".
I think that's exactly what it is. At least that's what I've heard from previous employers and friends who recruit. I'm in charge of hiring new people for my position when I leave and will need to read writing samples, and can't envision myself reading more than the first page. However, I will say that my current supervisor handed me a copy of the writing sample I submitted that had been edited in red pen when I started at this job. It's kind of a toss up on what kind of person is reading it.