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5 Things Employers Want (hint Essays Get You There!)

September 09, 20232 min read

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That's a bit much to say you think?

I don't!

Essay writing teaches students to 

  • work through long process

  • manage time 

  • work through hard things

  • research and take careful notes in their own words

  • read critically so they can discern logical arguments

  • create their own logical arguments to prove a point

Employers are Looking for Thinkers

Teach a student to write and you've taught them to think, self-advocate, and be persuasive!

Employers are looking for young adults who can THINK!   Employers are disappointed by the skills new employees have. 

5 Things Employers Are Looking For

They are looking for people who can:

  1. See a Problem

    Writing essays teach students to examine a topic from all angles - to see a problem and turn it around in their mind and look for its source.

  2. Research

    Research is vital to academic essay writing and learning to do it well requires thinking and critical thinking skills. Students Learn to see all sides of the argument and consider them fairly and with respect. They learn to evaluate sources and ask questions about the source's intentions. They learn to evaluate statistics, look for accurate and expert opinions that they can bring to bear on the situation.

  3. Plan

    Writing teaches students to look at the end goal and to divide that into manageable tasks - sequence them in a logical and time effective way and schedule them to provide for an on time outcome. What more can an employer want really?!

  4. Sell the solution to their management team and to their colleagues

    Here's something more they want! Your young person will learn through essays to be persuasive and confident in their ideas so they can sell this solution and its timeline to management. Management will then be able to trust your young person with the task of pivoting their message to a new audience and showing their colleagues the importance of this new project getting them to willingly join the path to a solution!

  5. Be leaders in their roles!

    Young people with these skills - all learned in the essay writing process - will become leaders in their roles, valuable to their employer and they will find success in their field!


Are you preparing your preteen and teen to be successful in this way?

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Mrs. Theresa, Your LA Mentor

Theresa is a veteran homeschooler, mom of 2, wife, and language arts mentor. She is a follower of Jesus and believes unwaveringly in the Bible and that words can change the world!

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