Writing 打卡Day7

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Dear Annie,

Many people have sensitivities to perfumes, colognes and cigarette smoke, and some organizations have designated their workplace as fragrance-free. Know that any scent becomes more potent in a closed-door interview environment. Even if you always wear a fragrance, skip it on the day of your interview.

Thanks for the well-thought-out course blueprint for Academic Writing. It is quite doable now that we have built a solid customer base for courses in overall writing skills.  This may sound ambitious, but what do you think of launching it on April 21st? To make that goal possible, we probably need to put out a detailed course design by next Monday, April 10th?  Then the marketing department can come up with and carry out a targeted sales-pitch by the following Monday , based on the specifics of the course design – its training objectives, the group of learners it caters to, the syllabus and the outline of resources(books, practice materials and manuals).


I am happy to coordinate any assistance you might need to complete the task in three short days. Just let me know.


By the way, I see Academic Writing can probably borrow a lot of thinking we have done for Business Writing. In that case, part of the dinner already cooked J.

If you lack confidence, the hiring manager will as well. Consider the difference between “I think I could learn that program” versus “I know I could learn it.” Role-playing the interview will remove the hesitancy from your words and voice.

Keep up the excellent work!




Guo Yiliang

This shows a lack of consistency and solid follow-through. Sending a generic thank you or having typos or other errors in it sends red flags. Always include points specific to the meeting in your note and restate your interest in the role.



以下是我写的两篇follow-up email,一封是通过一个共同的熟人(其父)来寻求一些职业建议,另一封是催要面试结果。



Many candidates try to bring up all new material in the interview, avoiding any mention of what’s in the resume. This is a mistake. The hiring manager hasn’t spent as much time with your resume as you have—in fact, the interview may be the first time he’s had to look at it. Weave in relevant points from your resume when discussing your accomplishments, as well as how you performed day-to-day responsibilities.

Hi dear Mr. Albert,


Per our appointment last Wednesday where I consulted you on some career choices, here is my most recent resume. Any advice is welcome and I would especially like to hear Andrew's opinions on how to present my training experience to a future employer in person or on resume, just as you suggested.


I understand that Andrew's schedule is probably very tight: hence any amount of help he can give is very much appreciated. Thank you so much for the time and thanks in advance for the time of your son.

Always have several extra copies of your resume. Bring a notepad and pen, and jot down notes during the interview. Arriving without these items can signal you’re unprepared or not interested in the opportunity.

Annie Qu




Hi Eric,

Sometimes people think that if they were recruited for the role, they need to be “sold” on the opportunity and can coast through the interview. This is not the case. A hot job market is not an excuse for apathy. Showing a lack of interest in the firm, failing to ask any questions of the hiring manager, or looking bored will keep you out of contention.

This is a just a follow-up of my phone call to you yesterday. I am eager to know if we have any updates regarding my application. As I have mentioned, I do consider the Research Analyst (Economist) position quite an interesting challenge and a dream career opportunity. Henceforth it is definitely top on my list. As of now, a couple other companies have been responding to me based on my applications submitted weeks ago.  It would be very helpful to know where I stand with CSSEA to conclude on my conversations with them. I look forward to hearing from you soon, Eric. Thank you so much for the favorable consideration.





Asking how long it will be until you’re promoted, can take vacation, or work remote are not appropriate early in the process. Raising any of these issues before you’ve discussed the job itself is premature – and sends the wrong message.



Job Interview Follow-Up Thank You Letter / Email


By Alison Doyle

Practicing the meeting from start to finish may uncover additional gaffes and enable you to correct them before you walk into the real thing. When it comes to the job interview, there’s just no substitute for in-person practice and preparation.

Updated December 20, 2016


After a job interview, it's both polite and advantageous for your job search to send a thank you letter. Your note is an opportunity to reinforce your strengths as an applicant, affirm your interest in the position, and if necessary, respond to any concerns that came up during the interview.

Here are tips for writing a strong follow-up thank you letter or email. Below is also an example of a letter sent to follow up after a job interview, as well as an example follow-up email.

You can use either as a template for your own follow-up note.

Tips for Writing a Follow-Up Thank You Letter

Consider sending an email. If time is of the essence, send your follow-up letter via email, with your name and "thank you" in the subject line of the message.

Express your enthusiasm. Emphasize your enthusiasm for the job. This is your final chance to tell the employer that you believe you are a good fit for the job.

Include anything you forgot. If you forgot to share an important related experience, or some other valuable piece of information, this is a good place to do so. You might also clarify anything from the interview if you feel you did not make a strong first impression in the interview.

Edit, edit, edit. Whether you send the note by mail or by email, be sure to read through the message carefully before sending it. You are still trying to make a strong impression, so a professional, well written letter is key.

Sample Job Interview Follow-Up Thank You Letter

Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State, Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email




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