One of the unforeseen benefits of starting this blog is that some of you guys actually have helpful suggestions for some of my problems. Try this one on for size.
Some of my toughest interview questions have been about my writing ability. Since I obviously don't do any writing for my job, the only writing sample I have is from law school. Inevitably, this leads to questions about what good a three year old writing sample is regarding my current writing ability.
Best case scenario, I get this question, "So, I get that you haven't done much writing since law school, but...do you write well?" I get asked this question, or a far meaner version, on a pretty regular basis and I just don't have a good response.
So, what should I say when when asked if I write well? I agree that a three year old law school writing sample isn't a good indication of my current writing ability, but it's not like I can point them to my blog and say, "Check it out, I still write pretty frequently AND well enough to have nineteen followers!"