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"We Regret To Inform You"—News of Nonappointment

"We Regret To Inform You"—News of Nonappointment "WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU"—NEWS OF NONAPPOINTMENT Vanessa Dean of Arnold, University Mississippi Mosetta S. of Tennessee at Soskis, University Chattanooga one-half of the NABTE the of was Traditionally job seeking process schools, impact many replies has been stressed writers in the and was not the in- field of business that by demeaning insulting. Surely communication.’ Numerous books and articles tent of these business communicators. professional have been written advice to business is sent to fulfill a offering Every message specific job applicants. Authors of these articles stress that need of the sender a favorable application by evoking response letters must be written with due from the receiver. The most difficult to the care, citing message for is Such need choice of send or receive the &dquo;bad-news&dquo; courtesy, words, message. appropriate and use of a that reveals the need to be and writing style person- messages carefully thought through of the writer. The is couched in terms that retain the will of the to ality applicant urged put good forth his or her best in can effort But what receiver of the A person say &dquo;yes&dquo; writing. message. about the other side of the fence? Can we and still http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ABCA Bulletin SAGE

"We Regret To Inform You"—News of Nonappointment

ABCA Bulletin , Volume 40 (2): 2 – Jun 1, 1977

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"WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU"—NEWS OF NONAPPOINTMENT Vanessa Dean of Arnold, University Mississippi Mosetta S. of Tennessee at Soskis, University Chattanooga one-half of the NABTE the of was Traditionally job seeking process schools, impact many replies has been stressed writers in the and was not the in- field of business that by demeaning insulting. Surely communication.’ Numerous books and articles tent of these business communicators. professional have been written advice to business is sent to fulfill a offering Every message specific job applicants. Authors of these articles stress that need of the sender a favorable application by evoking response letters must be written with due from the receiver. The most difficult to the care, citing message for is Such need choice of send or receive the &dquo;bad-news&dquo; courtesy, words, message. appropriate and use of a that reveals the need to be and writing style person- messages carefully thought through of the writer. The is couched in terms that retain the will of the to ality applicant urged put good forth his or her best in can effort But what receiver of the A person say &dquo;yes&dquo; writing. message. about the other side of the fence? Can we and still

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Published: Jun 1, 1977

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