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Professional Letters

Examples of professional letters and email messages for business, employment, career and other situations where you need to write a professional letter, as well as advice on how to write and format letters.

How to Write a Professional Letter
How to write a professional letter including letter margins, fonts, space, style, style, layout, format, salutation and closings, plus examples.

Professional Email Message Guidelines
Guidelines for writing professional email messages include what to include in your messages, how to format them, plus examples.

Professional Letter Examples
Samples of professional letters and email messages including letters for business, employment, hiring, references, and other professional matters.

Email Message Examples
Email message examples including email subject lines, signatures, email cover letters, networking letters, thank you letters, farewell messages, resignation letters, and other sample email messages, templates and formatting advice.

Email Writing Tips
Job search email etiquette including choosing an email account, formatting your email messages, what to put in the Subject Line of your message, how to create an email signature, and how to send email messages.

Congratulation Note Examples
Taking the time to send a congratulation note, whether it's for a new job or a promotion or a job well done, is terrific for networking and relationship building. Here are congratulation note examples to use to say congratulations for a promotion, a new job, and other employment related accomplishments.

Email Cover Letter Examples
Here are examples of email cover letters, along with tips on how to format your email messages so they get noticed by prospective employers.

Business Letter Examples
List of business letter examples for a variety of employment and business related correspondence.

Business Thank You Letter Examples
Business thank you letter examples including thank you letters for employees, managers, colleagues, clients, vendors, networking contacts, and other business professionals.

Follow Up Letter Samples
Follow up letters to send after an interview, and to follow up on a resume or a job application you have submitted.

Employee Letter Examples
Employee letter and email examples for hiring, termination, promotions, missing work, appreciation and congratulations, references, thank you and more employment related circumstances.

Farewell Letters Samples
Use these farewell letter samples to say goodbye to co-workers, to thank them for the opportunity to work with them, and to let them know that you have accepted a new job, are retiring, or, in general, moving on.

Congratulation Letter Examples
A - Z list of congratulation letter and email message examples for a variety of employment-related situations, including a new job, a promotion, starting a business, retiring, accomplishments at work, volunteering and more.

Job Loss Condolence Message Examples
Examples of job loss condolence messages you can use to send to a person who has been fired, terminated, laid-off, or otherwise lost their job.

Job Offer Letter Samples
What's the best way to accept a job offer or reject a job offer? What type of job offer letter will you receive if you are offered a job? How do you say thank you for a job offer? How do you write a letter to withdraw your application? Review job offer letter samples to fit a variety of circumstances.

Professional Letter Format
How to format a professional letter.

Letter Writing Tips
Perfection counts when writing letters for employment. All your job search correspondence should be simple, concise, grammatically correct and error-free. Here are tips and suggestions for writing employment letters which will help you stand out from the crowd.

Name Change Announcement - General
Email message example announcing a name change.

Letter of Appreciation Sample
Here is a sample appreciation letter to can send to a contact who has provided job search assistance.

Resignation Letter Samples
Letters of resignation including basic and formal resignation letter, two weeks notice, no notice, short notice, retirement, and farewell letter samples, examples, and templates.

Sample Cover Letters
Cover letter samples and examples, plus templates you can customize to create your own cover letters.

Referral Cover Letters
Examples of referral cover letters to use when mentioning that you were referred to a job by a colleague, contact, or someone else you know who recommended you apply for the job.

Thank You Letter Samples
Here are thank you letter samples, and email message examples, for a variety of different types of job interviews and other employment related events and activities.

Name Change Announcement - Maiden Name
Letter example announcing a name change from a married name to a maiden name.

Name Change Announcement Letter
Letter example announcing a name and email address change.

Sample Letter Formats
Here are examples of formatted cover letters, business letters, resignation letters, reference letters, thank you letters, networking letters, and letters for a variety of other employment related scenarios.

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