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Correspondence and the Job Search

Using correct grammar in writing an effective letter or e-mail is always required in the workplace. Demonstrating good writing skills during the job search is essential as well because potential employers will make an initial assessment of the candidate by how well they communicate in written format.

A variety of business correspondence will be necessary during the job search. Most familiar are the cover letter and resume. Written communication will also be used when confirming an interview via e-mail or through a thank you note sent after meeting a contact or following an appointment.

For each piece of written communication, take time to insure the letter, note or email uses good grammar and punctuation. Communication should be clear and concise, accurate, and use proper spacing. It makes a difference in the impression for the person receiving the communication.

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