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.
Hello, Cyril! I hope you'll be able to join us for Estelle's retirement party on September 30. We're meeting at the Elks Lodge for dinner at 7:00 PM. The menu selections are grilled chicken, steak, salmon with lemon butter, or vegetarian lasagna (made with almond cheese for vegans). Please let us know if you're planning to attend, how many people you're bringing, and your meal selection(s).
RSVP by September 23 so we can let the caterers know how many meals to prepare.
(Respond to the email as if you are Cyril. In your email, make two requests and explain one problem.)
What strategies do companies use to persuade us to buy products and services? Describe a good ad campaign and say why you think it is effective. Also write about a bad ad campaign. Say what they did wrong and suggest how they could have done a better job.
It is very important to proofread a business email before you send it. Errors give a bad impression and make you sound less professional.
Below you will find a sample email with 9 errors in it. Correct as many as you can find and write out the finished, corrected email.
Dear Mr. Jenson:
It was a pleasant to meet you last week at the local Chamber of Commerce lunch. Your description of the work that you're company does was very interesting, and I believe that I could be able to help you. I worked as a freelance designer for several years and many of my clients in the local area and nationwide have been happy with what I did for them. I can provide several references from satisfied clients.
If you would like to discuss this, please call me at 555-555-5555 so we can make a meeting. I look forward to your response
I have been thinking about the problem that you described and believe that I might havea solution for you. I would like to meet with you to explain the idea I have and how we can progress it to benefit your company. I have attached a copy of our broshure.