Companies and labour unions in France have agreed to limit business emails after 6pm to help improve their work-life balance and well-being. Do you think this is a good idea? Is it even possible in your job?
Respond as if you are a member of the Social Committee. In your e-mail, explain ONE problem and make TWO suggestions.
From: George Pinkney To: Social Committee members Subject: Meeting Sent: April 12, 20--
It is time for a meeting of the Social Committee. We need to start planning the annual year-end party. I would like all members of the committee to meet next Friday morning from 9 to 11 in Conference Room A. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are available to attend the meeting.
Directions: Respond to this email as though you are Ms. Uchida. REQUEST a quotation that includes a competitive analysis, and ask TWO questions about their service. (Possible questions include when the audit might happen, how long it will take, if the website will need to be inactive during the audit, etc.)
Dear Ms. Uchida,
We’d like to thank you for sending in your inquiry on November 6th regarding a quotation for auditing your website.
Based on an initial estimation, we are happy to offer you a quotation based on your requests. Please find the official pricing quotation attached to this email. Note that this quotation includes website performance, search engine, and conversion rate optimization. Should you want additional services, we’d be happy to discuss it further with you and provide another quotation.
Please do not hesitate to get back to us with any questions about the quotation or our services.
Interviewers want to know how you handle the failures that are bound to happen. They also want to see your attitude toward failure. It is easier to talk about successes, but you must be able to talk about your failures, too.
Write your answer as though you are actually in an 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?
What is happening in this painting? Imagine you are one of the people in the painting. What are you doing? How do you feel? What can you hear and smell? You can even write a short story as though you are in the painting—be creative!