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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To The Perfect Resume by Susan Ireland

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10 Tips for E-Mail Etiquette

Since Emily Post wrote Etiquette in Business and Politics, we’ve all been conscious of the dos and don’ts of courteous and appropriate communication. As in all business correspondence, polite, well-written job search letters and e-mails can yield powerful results. On the flip side, a poorly written or inappropriate e-mail can get you quickly booted out of the competition for a job. To get it right, pay attention to the following e-mail etiquette tips (slightly updated since Emily Post’s time).
1. Write a subject line that’s meaningful to the recipient. Many people make the mistake of writing an e-mail subject line that’s generic from the recipient’s point of view. For example, “Resume, ABC Company,” or simply “Resume.” ...

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