Interview - Writing sample - what should I write?

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I had an interview for the credit analyst position and being asked to submit an writing sample.How do I choose a writing sample? should that be an business related writing?

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Feb 2, 2020

I don't know if you should submit AN writing sample, it might show AN bad reflection of your skills. If you do, you should ask AN pier to proofread your writing.

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Feb 12, 2020

Maybe write a sample credit analysis report? For example, a scenario where you are looking to see if you would lend 1 million to someone based on credit history, borrower finances, investment location, demographics Financials, etc.

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Feb 12, 2020

Yes, definitely professional in nature. Whatever you do, just make sure your writing is top notch with zero errors. That is the whole point. If you can also make it meaningful and interesting for the reader you have a chance to stand out.

When I was applying to grad school I had a generic personal statement about my background, interest in RE, and both what I wanted from and how I wanted to contribute to the program. I've used that (with some minor tweaks for each unique scenario) for a bunch of writing samples on job interviews and have always received very positive feedback because it is well-written and tells my full story in RE that otherwise might not be completely conveyed in the interview process.

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Feb 14, 2020

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