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A postscript is a passage at the end of a letter, following the signature. It only makes sense in the context of a letter composed by hand or on a typewriter, to accommodate an afterthought when you have already finished your letter, and don't want to retype or rewrite the whole thing again. It makes no sense in an email context - or even a paper letter ...


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I use P.S. in emails fairly often. As others points out, P.S. stands for postscript ("after signature") and it means the content was added after the message was signed. However, just because technology gives you the choice of re-wording a message to avoid a postscipt, that doesn't mean you must re-word the message to avoid a postscript. You may chose to ...


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I feel like this sounds like the employer is the one who really needs me and I sound like I am scarce. That's fair. It seems like the employer does need you more than you need them, and you're not being rude about it. I wouldn't worry about it. I do not know how to end the e-mail. I am 14 so I do not really know what to write so it would not sound ...


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How about something on the lines of "Looking forward to doing business with you With Kind Regards Your name" Or maybe "Best Regards". Consider looking at this list for some nice suggestions.


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You sound like you're trying to seduce them -- all you want to know is whether they have availability for a booking of their facility. Honestly, if I got an email like that I'd say "No" just based on my assessment that you're trying to be my best friend, not engage in a business transaction. Dear Sir, I represent ...., and we are looking ...


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If you want to be cool and scientific, explaining a process, do it in third person. "The subject is, the subject feels". This is the professional mode, very impartial but neither the easies to write nor the easiest to understand. If that's a colleague though, feel free to use whatever you feel like, First person, second, third, first introducing the actors: ...


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I would respond negatively to this. The message says nothing about what attracted you to the recipient, or what would attract the recipient to you. I have received such messages. They indicate no knowledge of me beyond my name and my having a LinkedIn account. I interpret such messages to mean that my profile has matched some sort of automated keyword ...


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More usual phrases to use in that situation are "until now," "at this point," or "at this time". Using "till" will may the reader think 'til, which is much more conversational.


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Regarding the bullet point on the message being "respectful", I would like to point out something which I don't see being stated explicitly in any of the previous answers. This goes equally for both original requests and reminders alike. Make it actionable by the recipient. Give the recipient a clear path forward, next step or next action, in terms of ...


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I recently used PS and here is an example: To: John CC: Many people including executives Subject: How to build a wall Hi John, Attached document explains how to build a wall... 1. 2. 3. 4. I have also added details on how to get funding... 1. 2. 3. Thanks, Tom PS: I didn't have permissions to add this information to your online document and therefore I have ...


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Personally, I think adding too many details harms your case --it makes you sound like someone who habitually searches for excuses rather than someone who experienced a valid, one-time emergency. Therefore, I would initially go with the simplest reasoning: This is XXXX from your Tue/Thu mornings Speech class. I came down with the flu last week and was too ...


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I was a division manager of a public company, at one point in my life (for four years). Not all managers are the same, But for me: Skip the emoji, just tell the truth and ask for a decision. Dear Sir, We discussed a job last xxxx and I left my resume with you. I know you were in the middle of renovations, So there would be some delay. I am hoping you have ...


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Maybe it helps if you just change your viewpoint. You probably have written the mail with the viewpoint “I want this job.” Instead, consider the viewpoint ”The company will need to refill that job, and I'm a very good fit.” Think of an advertisement. You'll never find an advertisement that says “We would like you to buy this product. We made it to solve ...


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Writing to friends and family, you can dispose with formality. You don't need a "structure". "Stream of consciousness" is how such letters were written before computers, before you could rearrange what you have already written. That's how informal letters are written still. I would start a letter with asking about the other person - that's just being polite....


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Different roles call for different styles of writing, and how to phrase an email like this will hinge on whether you're a job seeker, someone who's networking, a recruiter, etc. But the techniques laid out in the question How to write a polite reminder email? will also apply here. I suggest that you: Focus on easy questions that will save them time. (...


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I think post by sotondolphin (based on info in the included link) is pretty good, but I have the following disagreements / additions: Make it mistake-free. [Many hirers' attitude is, "If they can't avoid mistakes in a cover letter, then it's guaranteed their work will be even sloppier after I hire them."] I disagree about the technical terms. Often, ...


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A cover Letter has a fixed structure: The first paragraph describes which position you are applying for and where you found the position. The second paragraph explains why you think you are suitable for this position. The third paragraph is set for follow-up actions you are expecting or you may take (such as hearing from you or "I will call you to ...


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Have you seen this website? It's for writing all sorts of apology letters/emails, and it has formal apology letters and personal apology letters: https://www.apologyletters.net/ How about this one from the website? (I changed some sentences a bit.) Dear {Name}, I received your invitation and am so honored to be included among the people you want to ...


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emoting is not recommended unless you are describing your excitement for the prospect. It's considered respectful to follow up after a week and let them know you are still interested. Good job seekers don't stop until they get a "no".


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We are not supposed to critique or suggest, but this could be important, so here goes: ‘Hi’ is informal. The more appropriate form in this situation is ‘dear sir’ or just ‘sir’. ‘Dear sir, I wish to apply for leave from December 7th to December 15 for (insert reason here). If this causes any issues, please call me at (insert number). Thank you. You could ...


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Writers should be careful when if at all using PS at the end of an email. As previously stated PS was used in pen and ink letters when the writer forgot to include something in the body of the letter - the only option was to try and squeeze it in in between lines or else rewrite the whole thing. It is so easy to just add anything ommitted to an ...


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My suggestions are 1-Keep it very short 2-Remind them clearly what you need (yes/no, approval, a revised draft, etc.) 3-Keep it kind/gentle but definite I try to be a little cutesy or funny to convey I'm not annoyed so that they don't get defensive. If my objective is to get it done, I don't mind taking one for the team to achieve the goal. Ex: Circling ...


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It's a bit gushing but I guess that's your style. It looks good -- you don't really need help with writing. Except Capitalize "Compliance" if it's a department name. Replace "talented people like yourself," with "talented people," -- they know you're addressing them. Replace "I only hope that I find in my new role a fraction of the encouragement" with "I ...


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1. In what format can I write a cover letter? Read the job posting carefully and see if they have any requirements, number one priority is to follow all instructions exactly. In general you want to start by stating the position you're applying for. After that you can use any format you'd like if you believe it will be professional and beneficial. There is ...


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I don't see any problems. Till now is a very old and proper English phrase from which until derived. Shouldn't be a problem.


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This is a request for proofreading, which doesn't really fit here on the writer's group. We're looking for questions about and related to the writing process. However... Here's my edit to your email. This is just one way to do it, and might not be the best way... There are a million ways to write something like this and it can depend on personal style ...


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Make sure you review the terminated contract to make sure there aren't any conditions or effects that would linger after contract termination. After you do that, feel free to resubmit anywhere you like. If it was one of the agencies you had previously sent a notice to, explaining that it had been accepted but not ultimately published would probably be a ...


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