Routine Request Letter Ii

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Routine Request Letter Ii

  1. 1. Writing a Routine Request Letter
  2. 2. Requesting Information and Action
  3. 3. Opening  Ask a question or issue a polite command (Will you please answer the following questions. . . ?).  Avoid long explanations that precede the main idea.
  4. 4. Body  Explain your purpose and provide details.  Express questions in parallel form. Number them if appropriate.  To elicit the most information, use open-ended questions (What training programs do you recommend?) rather than yes-or-no questions (Are training programs available?).  Suggest reader benefits, if possible.
  5. 5. Closing  State specifically, but courteously, the action you wish to be taken.  Set an end date, if one is significant, and explain why.  Avoid cliché endings (Thank you for your cooperation). Show appreciation but use a fresh expression.  Make it easy for the receiver to respond.
  6. 6. Routine Request Opening
  7. 7. Routine Request-Body
  8. 8. Routine Request-Closing
  9. 9. Routine Request “Before” Version
  10. 10. Routine Request: “Before” Version Dear Sir: Because we are one of the largest banking systems in the country, we receive hundreds of résumés from job candidates every day. We need help in sorting and ranking candidates by categories, such as job classification, education, work history, skill, and experience. Recently, I was reading WORKFORCE magazine, and the March issue has a story about your new software program called Resumix. It sounds fascinating and may be the answer to our problem. We would like more information about this program, which is supposed to read and sort résumés.
  11. 11. Routine Request: “Before” Version In addition to learning if the program can sort candidates into the categories mentioned earlier, I’m wondering if the program can read all the different typefonts and formats that candidates use on their résumés. Another important consideration for us is training and troubleshooting. If we need help with the program, would you supply it? Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely,

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