How to Prepare Your Writing Sample

Some positions that you may be applying for will require writing samples.  It is important to be aware of this when going into an interview.  Here are some general guidelines to follow when preparing your writing sample:

  • Your sample should be short; 2-3 pages long.
  • Write about something that is work related.  This is a great opportunity to talk about your accomplishments!
  • Make sure that your writing sample is free of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.  It is also important to make sure that it is neat and is easy to read.

Try to be prepared with a writing sample even if the job application does not specify that one is needed.  You never know when you will need one, and it is always nice to be prepared when going on a job interview.