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Writing Sample Addendum to Job Application

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This is a document that can be added to a job application to request that the applicant include a writing sample. The addendum states that the company values its relationships and wants to provide the best customer service and quality to its consumers. In addition, the addendum asks the applicant to write about a time when he or she dealt with conflict in the workplace and asks how the applicant resolved it. The applicant must also write about a time when a miscommunication created a workplace problem and how he or she handled it. This document can be used by small businesses or other entities that want to assess the customer service skills of applicants.

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									This is a document that can be added to a job application to request that the applicant
include a writing sample. The addendum states that the company values its
relationships and wants to provide the best customer service and quality to its
consumers. In addition, the addendum asks the applicant to write about a time when he
or she dealt with conflict in the workplace and asks how the applicant resolved it. The
applicant must also write about a time when a miscommunication created a workplace
problem and how he or she handled it. This document can be used by small
businesses or other entities that want to assess the customer service skills of
applicants.
Writing Sample Addendum to Job Application

This addendum to a job application helps employers delve into the minds and communication
styles of candidates. Using open-ended questions, it acts as a supplemental behavioral interview
in addition to a writing sample.




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[Your Company] values its relationships. To facilitate the best experience for our employees,
customers and suppliers, we look for high quality communication skills in our new hires.
Although it’s not the only form of communicating we do here at [Your Company], writing plays
a critical role in our business. Below are three writing topics. Please respond to them in three to
five paragraphs. Be succinct and to the point, but informative.



   1. Tell us about a time when you dealt with conflict in the workplace and describe how you
      resolved it.




   2. Describe a time when a miscommunication created a workplace problem and tell us how
      you handled it.




   3. What are the most important factors in workplace communication and why?




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