How to write a real physical letter. In some cases, a letter written on paper can give an additional psychological weight to your message.
If you don’t want your résumé to get lost among the electronic piles of applications, send it through the mail. You’ll learn how to write 2 main types of letters — and be really good at it!
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– Use a formal letter when writing to someone you know only in a professional capacity, a government establishment, a company, a potential employer, the management of the company you work for.
– The correct salutation is an important component of a formal letter. Use either the last name or the first and last names but never the first name only. In the body of your letter, introduce yourself, mentioning your full name and job title. Explain why you’re writing the letter.
– In a formal letter, you have to use special vocabulary. Remember that all the questions should sound formal.
– Finish your letter on a good note. For example, you can encourage the recipient to contact you as soon as possible or in case of any questions.
– As for a letter of intent, it’s the same formal letter but with several peculiarities. A letter of intent is usually sent in addition to your résumé. It should be no longer than one page, include all important credentials, and demonstrate your writing skills.
– If you want to send a letter to a friend or family member, it’s fine to send an informal letter. If you’re writing to an elderly relative or an acquaintance, it would be better to choose a semiformal style.