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How to Respond to an Interview Request on LinkedIn

Recruiters and employers looking for a qualified professional to fill an open position often used LinkedIn to identify potential candidates.  To enhance your chances of receiving an invitation to interview, make sure that you are updating your LinkedIn profile regularly and that all your information is correct and well-presented.   When you are contacted for an …

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How to Respond to an Academic Interview Invitation

The academic interview process is notoriously long and complicated.  While applying for a job in any sector involves research, drafting emails, waiting to hear back, and attending different interview rounds, academia takes the cake when it comes to having a drawn-out hiring process.  Understanding how the academic hiring process works can help you figure out …

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13 Ways to Respond to an Interview Request for Grad School

The process of deciding to continue your studies after college is a big one and can take many different forms. Perhaps you’ve always known you wanted to do a master’s in History or pursue an MBA.  Or maybe you took some time away from academia to work and realized you missed it too much and …

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How to Write a Thank You Email after a Zoom Interview

The rise of video conferencing software, and Zoom in particular, has meant many changes in how we live and work. That includes how many interviews are conducted. These days, instead of taking the time to travel to another location to do an interview in person, you would do an interview over Zoom. This is increasingly …

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How to Respond to an Unhappy Customer Email — 3 Full Answers

Email feedback from customers can be great–some of the time. When the customer is unhappy, it’s not so great, but that is when it is most important for you to have a great response. After all, think about the times you have contacted a company about an issue. The type of response you got probably …

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20 Other Ways to Say “Touch Base” in Business Correspondence

“Touch base” is one of the most commonly used idioms in business correspondence. However, because of its vagueness, it is also one of the most commonly confused ones. Idiomatic expressions are generally not that easy to use and understand. Why not? They are a combination of words used to create new meanings. To make this …

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12 Ways to Respond to a Zoom Interview Request

No matter how qualified you are for a job or how good or bad your resume is, what the hiring process really comes down to is how you perform in the interview and how you communicate with the hiring manager beforehand.  Immediately after inviting you to interview, your potential future employer will begin to assess …

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10 Ways to Say “I Would be Grateful” in Email Correspondence

In formal exchanges, we tend to avoid sounding assumptive for the sake of politeness. The expression “I would be grateful” is one great example showing this idea. While it is generally harmless to repeat the same expression in any relevant context, we want to avoid doing so to show some creativity. So, our article today …

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14 Other Ways to Say “It was a pleasure speaking with you”

We say good things to people all the time. This keeps our relationships intact and intimate. One of the things we say is “It was a pleasure speaking with you.” This expression is used as a goodbye message to a person or group of people after spending time with them. However, we sometimes feel like …

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How to Write a Great Follow-up Email after a Career Fair

A career fair can be a great way to make connections and maybe even find your next job. You probably did a lot of preparation ahead of time, working on your resume and your online profile. However, you can’t sit back and relax once the fair is over. You need to follow up with an …

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10 Ways to Use “Please Advise” in Business Correspondence

No matter how seasoned we become in our professions, we still need to seek advice from others. We mainly do this by using the phrase “please advise.” Although most of us make use of this expression in email writing, we could still get confused as to how to apply it in other contexts every once …

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16 Other Ways to Say “Keep me in the loop”

Despite having its roots in military communication, “keep me in the loop” has become quite of a useful phrase in business English too. When someone says “keep me in the loop,” that person is asking you to give updates on whatever task, project, event, or activity you are doing. Sometimes, though, we feel like this …

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How to Write a Resignation Letter for a Job You just Started

After lots of searching, working hard on your resume and several interviews, you’ve finally found a job. You’re settling in, getting to know your coworkers and figuring out where the best nearby lunch places are — when suddenly you hear from your dream job, or at least a better job than the one you have. …

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How to Write a Thank You Letter for a Scholarship — Examples

If you have received a scholarship, then first of all, congratulations are in order! One of your next steps should be to write a thank you letter for the scholarship. This is a way of letting the people who contribute to the scholarship that you acknowledge and are grateful for their help. This article will …

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How to Write a Two Weeks’ Notice Letter — Examples Included

When you quit a job, you usually need to let your employers know two weeks ahead of time. This is the standard. There are occasions when you might want to give three or four weeks’ notice. For example, if you have a high-level job or a lot of responsibilities, you may want to give more …

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12 Ways to Use “I am contacting you” in E-Mail Writing

Not only limited to the business world, we also reach out to people using the expression “I am contacting you…” all the time. But as you may know, there is a multitude of ways on communicating the intent of our message to someone.  So, today, we’ll look into the variations and alternatives to the phrase …

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12 Ways to Use “I wanted to follow up” in E-Mail Writing

In email writing, the golden rule is to always include a statement of purpose or intent. The expression “I wanted to follow up…” is one example of such a message. Truth be told, we dislike using the same expression time and time again because we feel like we can actually be more creative if we …

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How to Write an Apology Letter for Missing Class — Top Tips

There are a lot of reasons why it’s bad to miss class. You might miss an important lecture, quiz or other information. Missing class can also make it appear as though you are not taking the course seriously. When you have done something wrong, it can be a good idea to write an apology letter …

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Resignation Letter Due to a Better Opportunity — Examples

  People leave jobs for many different reasons. One of those reasons may be when a better opportunity comes along. That better opportunity could mean that the new job will help you progress in your career, or it could mean that you are getting paid more. It might simply be a job that fits in …

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10 Ways to Use “Please Don’t Hesitate to Contact Me…”

Business expressions like “Please Don’t Hesitate to Contact Me…” work very well in any formal correspondence.  Why not? It shows civility and kindness, which is key in any relationship-building scenario. Trust drives most, if not all, kinds of working relationships. So, today, we list down various ways of using “Please don’t hesitate to contact me…” …

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