ProTip Ten: Be concise

Our ProTip series is designed to help Professionals on CareerVillage.org create advice that will become the best answer for any student looking for the answer to a question.

Introducing ProTip Ten:

“Writing concisely makes it easier for readers to learn.”

Make sure your writing stays on topic, and avoid long tangents. Thousands of students want to read your valuable answers, and the more concise your advice is, the more students will read it.

Why?

How do you know it when you see it?

Examples from the Village

“Companies are constantly looking for professionals who can blend their skills to…Strong communication skills… Analytical skills… Adaptability is the key…”

Ben (one of the CareerVillage’s interns!) gives specific and concise advice on what it means to transfer in the UC system:

“As a California native I went through the process of applying to UC’s a few years and here are some things to think about…”

What’s next?

  1. Share your thoughts with us by emailing us (hello@careervillage.org) or in the comments below!

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