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  1. Make that first impression count

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... The hunt for jobs starts with a well-presented and precise resume and cover letter, writes Nick Walker IN BRITISH ENGLISH it's a CV; American-English users call it a resume, ... as through the post. Observe the conventional wisdom of including a cover letter, but ensure that it is brief and does not repeat information. Here is the place to deliver a succinct overview ...

  2. Write your e-mails properly

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Anna Hestler

    ... the same opening and closing that you would in a formal letter (i.e. Dear/Sincerely/Faithfully). You should also avoid informal abbreviations such as 'BTW' (by the way) or emoticons like ... mistakes from time to time. But an e-mail without capital letters or punctuation is hard to read. It also gives the impression that the writer is lazy or stupid. One of the biggest mistakes people ...

  3. Contest promotes lost art of letter writing

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Lauren Crothers

    ... LAUREN CROTHERS Most people will agree that it's a lovely feeling to receive a letter. Because they're handwritten, you can tell that someone has taken the time and trouble ... To encourage young people to communicate in this traditional way, Postmaster-General Allan Chiang Yam-wang has announced that Hong Kong Post will hold a letter writing competition. This year's ...

  4. change of address

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From today we are changing our Letters e-mail address to letters@scmp.com thanks to a losing battle against spam at the old one. We hope this doesn't cause too much inconvenience. Please keep your letters coming! ...

  5. Star's maid jailed for six months over theft of photos, letter

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A Filipino maid was jailed for six months yesterday for stealing three personal photos and a letter while working for Canto-pop king Jacky Cheung Hok-yau. Preslyn-saga ... to explain to Cheung that she had kept the letter- an unopened business letter to Cheung- by mistake as she mixed up the mail. She said the photos were taken with the consent of Cheung as souvenirs, ...

  6. I was wrong, says attacker in letters

    Posted Nov 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui One of the men behind the savage attack on Ho-yin has written two lengthy letters to the presiding judge to express remorse as part of his mitigation. Seventeen-year-old ... own family. 'I was really wrong for committing this crime,' he wrote in one of the letters, which were translated into English. 'It trashed my future, and violated the law ...

  7. 'Dr': two tiny letters, 12 long steps away

    Posted Nov 18th 2006, 12:00am by Colin Storey

    ... It needs focus and the support of those you love to get that monkey off your back, writes Colin Storey I am amazed at the number of my contemporaries who have decided to travel on the long road to a doctorate. In listening to my 'doctored' frien ...

  8. Tong follows orders to the letter

    Posted Oct 30th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Cruz hails apprentice as Floral Pegasus graduates to Class One company Tony Cruz unveiled his third December strike weapon, to join the elite ranks of Bullish Luck and Silent Witness, when progressive four-year-old Floral Pegasus stylishly ful ...

  9. Cutter blade found in letter to 'Long Hair'

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani A letter with a cutter blade was found at the Central office of April Fifth Action Group legislator 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung yesterday, a day after ... received a death threat along with a cutter blade in a letter a day after the controversial covert surveillance bill was passed. Keith Au Kwok-kuen, assistant to Mr Leung, said the letter warned Mr ...

  10. Let's see what happens if developers play by the letter of the law

    Posted Sep 18th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it of a 'somewhat liberal or loose approach to lease modification'. It says it has observed both the letter of the law and the letter of the Mid-Levels Moratorium. Ah yes, but then we get down ... try the spirit rather than the letter approach. Let's have a joined-up government conduct a poll of Mid-Levels residents on whether to allow any more development there. The almost ...




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