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There are specifics formats that letters should follow, whether they are personal correspondence or business-related. We have several sample letters and formats that will help you figure out how to structure your letters.

Sample Cover Letter (Traditional Style)

Your name 111 Aaaaa Dr Washington, D.C. 20002 June 3, 2010 Mr. John Doe Human Resources Manager ABC County Recreation Programs 123 ABC Way Washington, DC, 20002 Dear Mr. Doe:     I was excited to see the Recreational Programs/Disabled Citizens Coordinator position recently advertised in...

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Sample Cover Letter (Block style)

Your name 1111 ABC Street Washington, DC 00000 July 1, 2009 Ms. Joan Doe Director of Personnel Imagemakers, Inc. 4000 100th Street Washington, DC 000000 Dear Ms. Doe: Your Personnel Job Vacancy Listing is announcing the position of Public Information Specialist in your Department of...

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How to Write Messages of Thanks and Appreciation

Have you received an award or honor and want to write an appreciative letter? Have your employees, colleagues, teachers, family, or friends achieved an accomplishment? Has someone done a job well? Have you received financial contributions or scholarships and want to express your gratitude? Here...

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How to Write Messages of Congratulations

Do you want to congratulate someone on their anniversary, birthday, wedding, promotion, or graduation? Has your friend successfully handled a new change or reached a personal achievement? Below you will find information that will help you write a wonderful and memorable letter of congratulations. Guidelines...

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How to write invitations

Do you have an engagement, wedding, baby shower, or graduation coming up? Is there a performance, school event, or meeting to which you want to invite people? Any special religious ceremonies like Communion or a Bar Mitzvah? Do you want to invite someone to speak...

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How to follow up after a job interview

Have you recently scheduled a business appointment or a job interview and want to confirm the meeting date? Have you just had a job interview? Do you need to find out if you have been accepted for the job? This section will give you tips...

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How to Write Engaging Clubs and Organizations Notices

Do you have a party coming up? Has a meeting been scheduled and needs to be posted? Has enrollment been declining and you want to recruit new members? This section will help you write effective and attention-getting notices to your fellow students. Guidelines for writing...

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How to Write Cover Letters

If you are applying for a job that requires you to submit a resume, you should include a cover letter with your resume and application. The purpose of the cover letter is to: introduce yourself to the employer; indicate which position you are applying for;...

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How to Write Complaints

Have you ever been in a situation where you need to make a complaint? Did a company bill you incorrectly? Have your neighbor's children been misbehaving? Have you been experiencing work, school, or legal problems? Has there been a misunderstanding you want to be cleared...

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How to Write for Advocacy

Do you want government officials or other people in positions of authority to take action on issues that matter to you? This will guide you as you write an advocacy letter. Guidelines for writing advocacy letters: State clearly what you would like your reader to...

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How to Write Apologies

Do you have an apology to make? Have you been late in saying thank you for a gift or invitation? Have you been involved in some kind of misunderstanding that you want to clear up? Has your child misbehaved? Have you damaged someone else's property?...

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Business Letter Formats Everyone Should Know

Most business letters must include a return address (letterhead or your name and address), date, an inside address (receiver's name and address), a salutation, body paragraphs, and a closing. However, there are several ways to format this information. For example, return addresses can be centered...

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Best Ways to Offer Condolences

Has a friend, neighbor, or relative experienced the death of someone close to them? Has someone you know experienced a loss or misfortune? Has someone been recently divorced or had a miscarriage? Has there been an accident or the loss of a loved pet? Although...

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