Business Memo Format
Business memos are short documents for sending messages inside the company or industry. The following example shows the memo format as well as describing how it is set-up.
MEMO August 16, 2015 TO: ENG1131 Class FROM: Aaron Moyer, ENG1131 Online Coordinator AM SUBJECT: A Basic Memo This memo is to, well, explain memos. A memo came long before email existed as a way to quickly write and send internal messages. That is why email adopted the same header information tags . Memos are meant to send direct, clear messages to colleagues and supervisors about situations, projects, initiatives, or any other information that needs to be quickly conveyed. Mem os are typically shorter than letters and do not contain addresses or a closing signature. As you can see by the structure above, only the date, the name of the recipient, the name of the sender, and a subject line are needed. Notice the alignment of the specific information after the TO/FROM/SUBJECT tags. Just use the tab key to get these to line up. If the memo is sent as paper, the “FROM” line must be initialed or signed by the sender. Quite often, memos have two or three headings throughout the text to help the reader understand the information more quickly. Also, the memo format is perfect for bulleted or numbered lists. That is the very basics of the memo and you will be using this format for your next document. If you want to see more examples, look at Module 9 in your textbook. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Business Email Format
Most email templates are set-up like a memo. But business expects the typed area to resemble the salutation, body, and closing of a letter. Here is an example of a basic business email.
Basic Résumé Format
Résumés come in a variety of formats. You can find templates in Word and several examples online. The following example uses the categories of education, work experience, computer skills, and other skills to group your life experiences related to work. Within these categories, you would list schools or employers in chronological order with the most recent information listed first. If you have more work experience than education, switch those and list work first.