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Job Search Letters For Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy

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Chapter 13

Getting Ahead in the Job You Have

In This Chapter

arrow Creating a range of workplace communications that work like a charm

arrow Skillfully tooting your horn with written words that pull in the cash

arrow Composing documents that make others see you as an up-and-comer

No matter how much or how little you write on the job, every word you put on screen or paper has the potential to add zing and zip to your career’s forward momentum.

Even when you’re better at talking than writing, if you don’t make good use of written communications, you’re leaving opportunity on the table to earn more money, get bumped up to a higher level, and cement good relationships with coworkers and bosses.

This chapter focuses on expanding your use of digital and print letters, memos, notes, reports, and other documents where you now work. The big idea is to impress the higher-ups and give you a future edge if you decide to try moving up a few job titles.

You’ll find suggestions ahead that you may not have considered important in bygone days when jobs were falling out of the sky and you could grab them with one hand tied behind your back. Times have changed.

Messages That Grow Your Career

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