In a recent column, author and USA TODAY columnist Steve Strauss discusses how he loves hiring English majors for small business.
|English majors are prized in business.|
English Major Traits Prized in BusinessStrauss cites the following English major traits as important in his hires:
- Smarts. English majors "know how to think, to think for themselves, and how to analyze a problem....English majors are used to getting a tough assignment, figuring it out, and getting it done," Strauss writes.
- Boldness. Strauss states English majors can spot problems and boldly identify solutions.
- Writing ability. English majors are great at writing blogs, emails, and enewsletters--all important in business today, Strauss explains.
- Easy to work with. Strauss says English majors are easy to work with, which makes them great assets in organizations.