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    hyphen/interview/to be interviewed

    Please find attached my resume for your consideration in response to the position listed on Craigslist. I am a highly motivated IT specialist with years of experience. Recently I took time off to travel, so in order to re-enter the IT support sector I am willing to work for a low wage or in the capacity of an intern capacity. Given my years of experience I could be a valuable and cost effective addition to whomever you hire and an asset to your team. I would welcome the opportunity to interview/be interviewed at your convenience.

    1. Should there be a hyphen after 'cost' in 'cost-effective'?

    2. which word/s should I use if I am hoping to be interviewed. If neither, what is the correct phrasing?

    3. Are there any sentences that need to be improved?

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    Re: hyphen/interview/to be interviewed

    Could any member please help?

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    Re: hyphen/interview/to be interviewed

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Please find attached my resume for your consideration in response to the position listed on Craigslist. I am a highly motivated IT specialist with years of experience. Recently I took time off to travel, so in order to re-enter the IT support sector I am willing to work for a low wage or as an intern. Given my years of experience I could be a valuable, cost effective addition to your team. I would welcome the opportunity to be interviewed at your convenience.

    1. Should there be a hyphen after 'cost' in 'cost-effective'?
    which word/s should I use if I am hoping to be interviewed. If neither, what is the correct phrasing?

    3. Are there any sentences that need to be improved?

    Thanks.
    Bhai.

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    Re: hyphen/interview/to be interviewed

    Many thanks, Bhaisahab.

    You missed question 1.

    I am willing to work for a low wage or as an intern. Given my years of experience I could be a valuable, cost effective addition to your team. I would welcome the opportunity to be interviewed at your convenience.

    1. Should there be a hyphen in 'cost effective'?

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    Re: hyphen/interview/to be interviewed

    The general rule is that when you have a compound modified (as you do with "cost effective) immediately before the noun, you use a hyphen.

    Unrelated to grammar, I would suggest that instead of saying that you'll accept a low-paying job or an internship, that you say you are willing to be very flexible in your salary requirements. As it is, it sounds a bit desparate and they will surely low-ball you on the salary.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: hyphen/interview/to be interviewed

    Many thanks, Barb.

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