Business Letters: Where Should You Begin?


by Frank I. Locust - Date: 2010-01-16 - Word Count: 325 Share This!

When writing business letters you must keep in mind that these letters are completely different than writing normal letters. These letters need to be as specific and professional as possible. They will be a representation of you and your abilities; therefore, this letter is essentially the first impression that someone may have of you, especially if you are applying for a new job.

Here is a set of guidelines that you can follow whenever you have the task of writing business letters:

Determine the purpose. Is the business letter an application, cover letter, or does it have another purpose? Once the purpose has been determined, you will better be able to map out the direction that the content of the letter should go in.
List the requirements. The requirements for the letter will be determined by the purpose of the business letters. The requirements serve as an outline. Do you need to list qualifications? Do you need to list references? Do you need to list objectives or answers?
Keep it professional. You need to strive to make your letter as specific and exact as possible. This is one form that does not need to be vague. With that being said, if the letter is for an industry specific topic where you can use industry specific terminology, then do so. This will help to convey your understanding and competence of the subject matter at hand.
Proof Read. When all is done, make sure that you proof read the letter in order to locate any grammatical or spelling mistakes. Having a letter that is full of mistakes can take away from you and your competency, professionalism, and abilities.

Take your time and make sure that all of the bases are covered whenever you are constructing one of the many business letters that are possible. Make sure that you don't leave out any relevant or necessary information that could better help you to get your point across in the end.

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