Business - Related English

In the business world, there are standards for written English just as there are in the classroom. If you are applying for a job, your resume and application should have certain qualities. If you are writing a memo to the staff, it should be formatted properly. To understand the use of written English in the business world, refer to some of our files below.

Work-Related Letters

Most business letters must include a return address (letterhead or your name and address), date, an inside address (receiver's name and address), a salutation, body paragraphs, and a closing. However, there are several ways to format this information. For example, return addresses can be centered or begin at the left margin or begin at the horizontal center of the page.

Business Letter Formats

Before the Interview

After the Interview

Memos

In the business world, there are standards for written English just as there are in the classroom. If you are writing a memo to the staff, it should be formatted properly. To understand the use of written English in the business world, refer to some of our files below.

Memo Formats

Links

  • Memos (The Writing Center at Rensselaer)

Resumes

If you are applying for a job, your resume and application should have certain qualities. The following information will help you create a simple and efficient resume.

Resume Formats

Resume Samples