Memo/Letter of an Interview

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Memo 1736 Dakota Drive Fargo, ND 58102 September 4, 2012 Kaye Temanson 204 Morrill Hall Fargo, ND 58102 Dear Ms. Temanson Here is a summary of the interview I conducted this last weekend. I was to interview someone that works in the field of study that I am going into. As a manager, they have been in the workforce much longer and have very good insight to what employers are looking for when it comes to professional writing; that is why I interviewed my manager and not just a coworker. My manager’s name is Katrina Hoffelt, we work at Designer Shoe Warehouse, and we did an over-the-phone interview. I had five questions ready to be asked and she answered all honestly. I explained to Katrina what the interview was about and why it was taking place. We talked about some common forms of writing she does and she said the most common was probably emails, and in a close second are lists and charts. Katrina explained that emails are the easiest form of communication, and probably the best because you have time to think out what you want to say and time to edit it. Some great advice given in the interview was to be specific and detailed when writing emails. When you are talking to someone on the phone it is easier to say exactly what you, but when you are writing emails it is much harder to explain specifics. Designer Shoe Warehouse is a great place that is expanding rapidly so communication is key among the stores and corporate headquarters. This interview made me feel very comfortable with asking any questions I may have in the future. Katrina is one of my four managers so I may just ask the other three what their thoughts and advice are. For more specific details on the interview or if you have an further questions about what Katrina and I talked about please feel free to contact me at: eden.g.schmidt@my.ndsu.edu. Sincerely, Eden Schmidt

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