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Writing: Tips for Applications

Guide to careers in copy writing, creative writing, and technical writing


Tips for Applying

How to get work in this sector

Useful Skills for a Writer

Here are some of the qualities and skills that come up in a lot of job advertisements for this sector

  1. Using WordPress
  2. Search Engine Optimisation
  3. Email marketing
  5. Communication skills
  6. Reading and researching skills

Useful links

CVs and Applications

Speculative Applications

In this sector, there can be many opportunities to find work through networking and applying speculatively

In many cases, however, this work may be unpaid


Many writing jobs will ask for a sample or portfolio of your work. It helps if the work you provide is clear, concise, and relevant to the job you're applying to

It can be helpful to avoid:

  • Work that is too long
  • Writing of a very personal nature
  • Writing that has been heavily edited by other people

Making your own opportunities