A powerful vocabulary is the single most important factor for academic achievement and success in life. According to a survey of CEOs, the most important skill a job applicant can possess, and the skill most often found lacking, is the ability to communicate effectively and write correctly.
Another survey, focusing on the Human Resources (HR) Departments of major Fortune 500 companies found that over the last few years a distinct shift has taken place:
Spelling skills and proper use of grammar are receiving more and more attention in the job interview process.
In contrast to prior decades, many HR professionals now rate spelling skills higher than grade average or prior work experience in their decision making process!
Hallelujah for those of us studying Writing!