At last count, 9.4% of America’s workers were out of work. That means that, in recent months, at least 9.3% of America’s workers have encountered the phrase, “Excellent verbal and written communications skills required.”
For people who had access to enough caffeine before high-school English class, that’s not a problem.
But for others, this is bad news. You can’t go back to high school any more than you can call your old English teacher and say, “Hey, you know all that stuff you were talking about in 1988? Um, can you repeat that?”
Many figure those cushy jobs open only to skilled communicators are forever out of reach. Luckily, that’s just not true. All the resources you need are within easy reach. You just need a little determination and a little guidance. Here are your six top priorities.