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Should you always send a cover letter with your CV (résumé)?
One of our Emphasis 360 members has emailed to ask if it’s always necessary to write a cover letter when applying for jobs or internships. Their view is that they’ve worked hard to perfect their CV (curriculum vitae – also known as a résumé) and that it should just ‘speak for itself’. I can see […]
60-second fix: Do you write Kind regards or Kind Regards?
When you’ve finished an email, all you need is a friendly, professional sign off. And there’s one popular choice. That choice is ‘Kind regards’. For most work emails, it’s hard to go wrong with this. It’s succinct and it’s professional. Yet every day, I get emails from people following my free Improve your grammar email […]
How to write numbers, part 2: when to use hyphens
Things can get complicated when big numbers or long division are involved – not least when you have to write numbers out. The question even extends to the punctuation you should use – especially hyphens. For instance, do you need hyphens in long numbers when you write them as words? Or in ages? What about […]
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