3 Essentials You Need To Become A Bid Writer

Whether you want to write bids internally for an organisation or join a bid writing agency, there are certain attributes you need to become a bid writer. 

Bid Writing is a career that attracts many candidates but not everyone has equal success. 

However, if you know what to look for, you can present yourself and your skills more effectively to employers. 

Below, we will explain how to increase your chances of landing your dream bid writing role!

1. Written Communication

As the job title would suggest, being a bid writer requires you to have excellent written communication. 

Your job as a bid writer is to convincingly present your services to other businesses and win their trust. So, if you find it difficult to communicate your ideas on paper, bid writing probably isn’t for you.

A high standard of grammar, persuasiveness and concision are just a few areas of written communication that you should excel at. 

2. Relevant Qualifications

Having relevant qualifications will not only show employers you have gained the necessary skills for the job, but it will also show them that you have the ability to work hard. It is usually required for candidates to have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s, (A* to C’s) preferably in English and Maths. 

While GCSE’s are great, some employers may require you to have A-Level and Degree level qualifications. Courses that would serve as an advantage would include: English Language, Business Management, Sales and Marketing.

3. Relevant Experience

Being able to get some relevant experience within bid writing is a highly valuable advantage as a candidate. There are many ways to get experience in bid writing such as bid-writing training, online courses, work experience and apprenticeships. 

Specialist training is a great way to understand the bid writing process and build the skills needed to become a bid writer. 

Thornton and Lowe specialise in providing businesses and individuals with bid writing training. They believe the ability to write a competitive and strong tender submission requires preparation, planning and time. 

There are many ways to get experience in bid writing

With a range of practical bid writing training courses to choose from, Thornton and Lowe will help you or members of your organisation to write clear, concise and competitive bids. 

The courses are CPD accredited, meaning once you complete them, you will be given points which will count towards a certificate.

A bit about the author:

Matt Tomkin is the founder and SEO consultant at Tao Digital Marketing. Tao Digital Marketing are a digital marketing agency based in Bolton, UK. Specialising in SEO services, PPC and marketing automation.

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