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Writers and Authors

Skills & Knowledge

 

Most Important Skills for Writers and Authors


 

Most Important Knowledge Areas for Writers and Authors



Interests


Different careers may be a good fit for your personality or interests. This career is:

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Describe Your Skills


People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.

  • Thinking creatively.
  • Collecting information from different sources.
  • Communicating with people outside your organization.
  • Creating and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
  • Organizing, planning, and prioritizing work.
  • Making decisions or solving problems.
  • Communicating with supervisors, co-workers, or people that work under you.
  • Selling or influencing people.

 

Careers that Use Similar Skills


The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Writers and Authors.

 

View more careers in the Journalism and Broadcasting pathway

 

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