Life is full of disappointments, but sometimes these disappointments are so great that they warrant further scrutiny. Rather than act like a spoiled child, ranting and raving, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to write a beautifully constructed letter of complaint?
Writing a recommendation letter may seem like a daunting task. Here are some guidelines that can help you get the style, tone, content, and presentation of your letter just right. The end result will be an effective and professional recommendation.
If you are looking for tips on how to write a generic recommendation letter, then this podcast will prove useful. It details the proper style, tone, and content of an effective recommendation letter.
It is never a bad idea to follow up after an interview, either by email or formal letter. This shows you appreciate being considered for the position, that you are still interested, and that you are waiting for a response. How to write a follow-up letter that will keep the lines of communication open, who to send the letter to, and when to send it are all covered in this podcast.
Writing a pitch or query letter is the first step to getting published. Agents and editors read query letters to find new material they are interested in selling or publishing. Most agents and editors will never read unsolicited manuscripts, but they will almost always read an unsolicited pitch.
A query letter is a way for you to attract the attention of an editor who may not otherwise read your unsolicited manuscript. Editors read query letters to find new content, and writing one that uses a business format can help. Of course, having a good hook is critical!
Most people do not like to complain, but writing a tasteful letter of complaint is one way to express your views. This podcast will help you organize your letter and keep it professional.
I remember the first time I was asked to write an employee recommendation letter. I knew this person to be extraordinarily talented and dedicated to their chosen career path. I said of course I would write them their letter, and I sat down at my computer to write. This is what I learned.
If you are asked to write an employee letter of recommendation, it is important you have all the information you need to present the employee in an appropriate light. In this podcast, we offer suggestions, such as stating why the employee is a good worker and describing the characteristics that make them successful. A powerful conclusion also helps!
Scribendi.com's editors provide a post-interview follow-up letter example to help you land that dream job.