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Write an email to a colleague arranging a meeting to discuss your project. Use the following questions to create the body of the email. (It can be real or imagined.)

Include the Subject line—make sure it states clearly what the email is about.

  1. What about the project do you want to discuss?
  2. Where do you want to meet?
  3. When do you want to meet?

Add an appropriate closing.

Businessman reading a newspaper while waiting for a subway train

Write an email to a colleague sharing an article you read recently that relates to the project you're working on together.

Be specific about why you're sharing the article and how you think it relates to your project. Use your imagination!

Woman and man sitting at a boardroom table talking

You recently had a successful interview with an expert for a project you are doing at work. Write an email to thank them for their time.

Make your email more effective by using specific details (e.g., the topic of the interview) and addressing the expert by name. Use your imagination!

One man helping another on a computer

Describe a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.

Be sure to include:

  1. a description of the project;
  2. what you were expected to do;
  3. what you did beyond the expectations; and
  4. how your actions contributed to the success of the project.
Sign with the words "Time to say goodbye"

How would you fire someone if you were their supervisor? Write what you would say to them.

Female medical assistant in operating room

FROM: Marguerite LeBron
TO: Mr. Geoffrey Harris
SUBJECT: Job posting

Dear Mr. Harris: I saw your job posting for a licensed medical assistant. I recently relocated from Paris and need to find work. I received my license from the Bureau de Médecin in 2011 and have kept it up to date since then. If the position is still open, I would like very much to apply. Please let me know what other information you need.

Thank you for your attention,
Marguerite LeBron

[Respond to Marguerite as though you are Geoffrey Harris, HR Manager at a London hospital. Be sure to address her questions and make at least two requests for more information from her.]

Woman throwing laptop in frustration

This is a common job interview question. Be honest, but frame it in a way that shows the interviewer you would be good at the job you want. Give specific examples to support your answer.

Color illustration of graph with the words, "Efficiency", "Planning", "Speed", and "Quality"

Describe two strategies to improve efficiency at your workplace.  What are they? How would they help?

Cartoon figures of leader standing on arrow carried by followers

Q. What are some of your leadership experiences?

Write your answer as though you were in a job interview.

Some large companies are making the switch to English as the official in-house language. What do you think about it? What are the pitfalls of such a move? What is to be gained? Would you like for your company to have such a policy?

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