Memorandum Career Credibility

Memorandum Career Credibility

After studying Chapters (1,5,6, & 7), you should be able to apply the Learning Objectives outlined in each chapter.

Textbook – Cardon,P. (2018), Business Communication: Developing Leaders for a Networked World (3e).

Suggestions for Gathering Information to Prepare the Memorandum

(1) Make sure to read Chapters (1,5,6,7) in the course textbook before working on this assignment.

(2) After reading the chapters go back and reflect on (Why Does This Matter?) in Chapter 1 of the course’s textbook. Think about the assigned course readings (Chapters 1,5,6,7) in terms of developing and applying knowledge gained from your academic program (specifically your declared major) to establish credibility expected by industry (professionals within your declared major).

Next – Use *Business Source Complete to locate discipline (your major) specific journals which identify key abilities and attributes that are sought within your declared major in terms of establishing credibility. This information should be linked to the importance of establishing credibility as a basis for effective business communication within the scope of key takeaways outlined in Chapters (1,5,6,7).

* Business Source Complete- Go to W.I. Dykes Library Click Databases – Under Library Databases –Click B-Scroll Down to Business Source Complete –Click and Start your search

Important: You will use information from this article within your major( General Business) to complete the assignment below. Information used from the article will serve as your required APA in-text citation and secondary source/Reference. (See Format Information Below)

DO NOT use an article over five years old. DO NOT use the course text as the source.


READ: In the course’s textbook -review Table 2:17 Common Types of Incivility in the Workplace. After reflecting on the list –THINK-about how this behavior can impede or terminate an individual’s professional opportunities and/or reputation.

APPLY: Prepare a one-page memorandum on the importance of establishing credibility via business communications within your declared major. Identify two guidelines for using social media responsibly as a business major within the scope of industry expected behavior. *HINT- the guidelines should focus on two of the following: credibility, competence, caring, or character.

Writing Tip: Consider dividing your draft into sections/paragraphs inclusive of but not limited to the following. Example: (1) Provide a short overview of your declared major based on identified key abilities and attributes linked to establishing credibility via business communication. (2) Explain the identified two guidelines (See Above/HINT) you will use to develop identified key abilities and attributes to avoid negative outcomes related to NOT using social media responsibly. (3) Conclude with specifics (your key takeaways) about the impact of establishing credibility via business communications on professional aspirations.

Format: APA Style and Memorandum

APA Style

Citation: Must have one in-text citation in the body of the memo. DO NOT use over two lines of the information from the article to complete your in-text citation in the body of the memo. You can ONLY cite the article once in the body. DO NOT use the citation multiple times in the body. DO NOT use other citations in the body.

Make sure to use APA style to format the in-text citation and reference. *You can review APA formatting (In-Text Citation and Reference) via the following link:

Reference: Must list the one secondary source used as your citation as your Reference. Place the information/source at the bottom of the page. DO NOT key the word Reference- just format (APA) and cite the source. If you need a little extra space to list/format your selected source use Times New Roman- font size 10. DO NOT key the Reference on a separate page.

Model Document ONE-Page Memorandum

Review the format for the Memorandum in the course’s textbook- See Appendix B –Sample Memo. Important Reminder- The sample memo is for visual and formatting purposes. In reviewing, you should note, the content is not applicable. This means “you” will need to make “applicable” modifications given “your” assignment’s instructions and “your selected content coverage.” Some applicable modifications include but are not limited to the follow.

DO NOT include the following: Header (name of company) or Notations: Enclosures or Distribution –DO NOT place the word Memorandum or use a template with the word Memorandum at the top of your page.

REQUIRED – 1 page (DO NOT Exceed), Apply the following – MARGINS -1 inch (top/bottom and sides), FONT – Times New Roman-Size 12, and FORMAT – Use single space to format the body of each section/paragraph – THEN- Use 1.5 spaces between each section/paragraph (i.e. at the end of section/paragraph 1 – use 1.5 spaces THEN – go back to using single space for the body of section/paragraph two – at the end of section/paragraph two –use 1.5 spaces-then go back to using single space for the body of section/paragraph 3).

DO – Move and Align the Heading (TO, FROM, DATE, SUBJECT) up (1 inch Top) –this will give you extra space to complete the assignment. To: Dr. Nealy rather than information listed. Make sure to supply applicable- From (Use Your Name of Record (First then Last), Date, and Subject (should be based on the memo’s content).

Important – Submission Guidelines

*I make the below requests to help with timely return of documents. (Smile) Thank you for your cooperation.

Do – Submit the assignment as an attached WORD file in the –Named (Memo Career Credibility) via Blackboard’s Assignment Submission Box. Name the file- use your last and Memo. (Ex. NealyMemo).

DO NOTs – Please read – I will NOT accept the submission.

Do Not PDF the assignment.

Do Not cut/paste the assignment to the Submission Board.

Do Not write a message in the Submission Board.

Do Not submit the assignment via Course Message.

Do Not submit the assignment via my university’s email.

The due date/time for this (individual) assignment is September 12, 2019 at 1:00PM.

Please Note- I encourage you to submit in a timely manner rather than the last minute. Remember, technology happens the system will close as scheduled. I will not accept late work.

Post Date 8/28/19

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