Reflections on Professional Writing

You’re reading the final post of my college professional writings. Outside of college assignments, I will continue to post periodically within the Professional Writing section of this blog as topics come to mind and as I make progress in my writing career. I’ve received two salient takeaways from developing this blog category. 1.       Perspective Through … Continue reading Reflections on Professional Writing

Why Professional Bios Matter + How to Write One

It’s 2019, people. Now that it's customary for employers to scour the internet to learn about job candidates, it’s important that we actively tell them who we are and what we’re about, career-wise, rather than rely on what narratives our social media presence(s) might create about us. Writing a professional bio can help us control … Continue reading Why Professional Bios Matter + How to Write One

The Trinity to Attracting Employers: Resume/Portfolio/Website

Research job descriptions for your desired profession Before constructing a resume and curating a portfolio, learn what employers are looking for. Research job listings and read job-recruiting blogs to understand what skills, education, and experience employers are seeking. From that knowledge, think about how your resume and portfolio can be molded to meet an employer’s … Continue reading The Trinity to Attracting Employers: Resume/Portfolio/Website

3 Approaches to Writing Book Reviews

Pulling from my experiences of reviewing books and having my book reviewed, I’ve devised a few key personal rules before writing a review: stay open-minded, don’t jump to conclusions a few pages into a book, and ask what messages the author is trying to convey. Believe it or not, resisting jumping to conclusions a few … Continue reading 3 Approaches to Writing Book Reviews

Crafting a Professional Portfolio

A professional portfolio is a showcase of one’s best work, crafted to be confidently presented to prospective employers. For a writer, a portfolio should be composed of the writer’s best-written, most-polished material. This post was written to aid anyone new to compiling a professional portfolio and focuses on writing professions. Tips in this post are … Continue reading Crafting a Professional Portfolio