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The sentence “We are not able to consider your application at this point in time” could be made more effective by eliminating a(n) (Points : 3) opening filler. redundancy. long lead-in. compound preposition. 4. The sentence “Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions” could be made more effective by eliminating a(n) (Points : 3) trite expression. compound preposition. redundancy. opening filler. 5. What is the best closing sentence for an e-mail message that requests information about office furniture? (Points : 3) Please reply at your earliest convenience. Please send information about your Mission Hill office furniture line by September 15 so that we can place our order by September 30. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. I hope to hear from you soon about your great furniture! 6. Ruth is applying for jobs but she doesn't know how to begin an application letter; she comes to you for advice. In the opening paragraph you would ask her to ________. (Points : 3) include questions about the company needs include an explanation about her purpose for writing the letter briefly mention qualifications include details of her skills match AIDA requirements 7. An important step in showing employers that you will be a good fit is to ________. (Points : 3) customize your résumé to each job opening research competing organizations emphasize on overqualification be elaborate in your communication and send numerous requests and messages to company representatives make an infographic résumé 8. Berk is presenting his analysis, regarding the latest tool that his team has developed, to his colleagues in the organization. His manager has advised him to gauge the audience's experience because not everybody has the same background and experience. Therefore, Berk should ________. 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