In conclusion, knowing how to write the proper way would open many doors for a person who is applying for a job. Also not having the ability to write correctly could cause a misunderstanding when sending an email, letter or any type of written communication. The best part is that all people can have access to develop or improve written skills.
Having good writing skills and a good communication will help us get almost any job that we want to. Employers will look at our resume, and cover letter and in most cases if the employer has to re-read the cover letter to be able to understand what we mean, our cover letter will end up in a trash can. A employer might think that is the applicant can’t even write the proper way, how is he going to perform an excellent job?, Grammar signifies more than just a person’s ability to remember high school English. I’ve found that people who make fewer mistakes on a grammar test also make fewer mistakes when they are doing something completely unrelated to writing — like stocking shelves or labeling parts (Wiens). Writing the correct way plays a big role in our professional life, especially if we are applying for a job. The first impression is the one that stays and according to what we presented, the employer will make a decision to hired us or to trash out the documents provided.
“Grammar is relevant for all companies. Yes, language is constantly changing, but that doesn’t make grammar unimportant. Good grammar is credibility, especially on the internet. In blog posts, on Facebook statuses, in e-mails, and on company websites. Words are all we have. They are a projection of us in our physical absence. For better or worse, people judge if we can’t tell the difference between their, there, and they’re (Wiens). When an employer sees the bad grammar that the applicant has, he will think about the problems that can cause when hiring someone who don’t have enough grammar skills. For example, a message with errors makes the writer look bad, because whoever reads and does not understand what we mean, can misunderstand the message, causing a negative image to the company. This is easily avoidable if we had grammar skills.
Having good grammar skills is important in a job, because, before seeing you, those who recruit candidates for a particular job, will see the resume and job application. At this point, that will be the only way for them to know the candidate. Good grammar skills can expand the field of work, since we will be able to communicate in writing, our ideas, plans, objectives and goals, without having any difficulty. If you have decided to apply where the tasks will involve writing, good grammar is part of the skills that be included in a day to day. There are spell checkers on various internet sites or computer programs, but those are not 100% effective. Nowadays people have the possibility to learn grammar skills and use them in job applications to give good presentation in front of the employer, it is not that hard. Any person can develop written skills, and learn them at libraries, in books or in the internet. All will agree that we must require good grammar skills of people in jobs that involve the composition of text for clients and/or the public. Language may always change, and most of what we are taught as “proper grammar” may not even make any real historical or logical sense (as I have often argued). We cannot help associating “bad” grammar with low intelligence, sloppiness and lack of refinement (McWhorter).
WHY bad grammar skills could make employer’s denied a job application?? Well, even if English language keeps on changing the way we write it will never be different. I think written communication is important for almost every job. If the grammar and spelling are poor, the ability to communicate will be hampered. Most of the jobs will require us to send emails, to write reports or to do inventory. If you are applying for a job that requires writing is understandable if the employer chooses a candidate with better written skills. After all, who wouldn’t do it? The problem of spelling is not just a problem in a job application, it’s also a skill that we need in our daily life, when we write letters, emails, essays or anything else that requires written communication. We have a thing about grammar. As I noted, we don’t need to pretend that someone who doesn’t know how to spell or use commas can write promotional materials or legal documents. However, if all a new hire is going to write is the occasional memo – or less – I’d rank giving people a leg up over throwing away their résumé because they write “truely” instead of “truly” and don’t quite know their way around a semicolon (McWhorter).