Questions tagged [correspondence]

Any written or digital communication exchanged by two or more parties.

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Not Too Desperate

I recently went on an interview with a local company that fits my experience and qualifications perfectly. I "nailed" the interview, and the president/interviewer said something to the effect of "You'...
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Business mail addressed to former employee

We received a letter addressed to a former employee, who parted ways with the company in bad terms. The letter is obviously business related and pertinent to the company (located in NI). Is it OK ...
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Is it acceptable to use contractions in professional writing? [closed]

Growing up, one piece of workplace advice my parents taught me is to never use contractions in any form of professional writing (resumes, cover letters, email correspondence, etc.). I've been told ...
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How should I reply to a job opportunity if my response is 2 weeks late?

While looking through my emails, I noticed a 2 week old email informing me of a job opportunity with a nearby company. I'm unsure how I should respond to the job opportunity now that two weeks have ...
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I have been called by my first name, is this an invitation to use the first name of the other person?

This thing has happened so many times to me. I write someone more senior than me an email: Dear Doctor Kris Kelvin, The meaining of life is 42. Yours sincerely, Martin Drozdik And I ...
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Dealing with a colleague with an 'over-the-top' email writing style

I have a colleague who sends me several emails a day in what I consider to be an 'over-the-top' style. These are often characterised by Greetings in all capital letters, with multiple exclamation ...
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How to address your father working at the same place respectfully? [duplicate]

I work at a large corporation that my father also happens to be employed at as well. I was not given this job as a form of nepotism, and have since advanced in rank and role above my peers outside of ...
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Answering “are you close to getting an offer elsewhere so we can expedite our decision” when interviewing? [duplicate]

A friend of mine is currently in the process of seeking a job. After a seemingly successful interview, they got an email from HR, that - in condensed form - seemed to be: Your last interview ...
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How to decline a closed-group internal posting?

Someone was recently promoted on another team which left their old position available, and now it's currently up for grabs for a few individuals. On behalf of my previous manager, HR has sent an email ...
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Closing expressions in English Business Emails (GB/US) [closed]

So far I have seen several possible closing expressions to end your business emails with (assume I never wrote/talked to this person before). As I'm not a native speaker I'm not entirely sure about ...
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When is it appropriate to “go up the ladder” when someone isn't doing their job and it's affecting you? [duplicate]

Here is the situation: We need maintenance done on a utility supply that a machine we have can't run without. It's a somewhat crucial piece of equipment and time is money here (but then again, where ...
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What's an acceptable time period for “When can you start?”

I'm new to the job hunt, and a potential employer recently responded to my e-mail asking what my expected salary is and when's the earliest I can begin. I'm calculating my expected salary with the ...
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Whether to respond to a recruiter that has already been told no? [duplicate]

I have received a couple of requests for contacting people regarding employment opportunities on my linkedin profile. This would be fine normally however I am employed and on my linkedin profile it ...
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Mail response time and delay

The question is related to "sender expectations" which are results of response time/delay - should I answer immediately or answer after some period of time. Let's say I got an email - I immediately ...
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Is email an acceptable medium for a thank you note?

It is generally considered good etiquette to send a note of appreciation after an interview. And traditionally I have usually sent this note on paper. In contemporary western culture is an email an ...