Fleet recently had a new article published in Forbes Magazine, entitled, "Four Vital Skills For Students Entering The Business World". You can read an excerpt from it below, and the full article on forbes.com:
If you're a student, entering the world of business can be a daunting task. It can be easy to get caught up in trying to learn the newest skills, trends and software dominating the business world. And, while there is plenty to learn in those areas, good grades and acquired knowledge are only relevant if you are able to demonstrate proficiency in these foundational business skills:
Successfully communicating within the realm of business is paramount to success in any industry. Consumers, employees, management and owners all have to communicate with one another efficiently and effectively to keep any business competitive, profitable and running smoothly.
It is important to be mindful and disciplined with the most important aspects of professional communication: grammar and clarity.
Business communication should always be grammatically correct and clear in meaning to ensure against any ambiguity. Furthermore, keeping business communication thorough yet succinct and to-the-point not only aids clarity but improves workflow for all parties involved. It limits the time spent reading and understanding vague or overly wordy statements. It is best to use the active voice and keep sentences short. Stick to short paragraphs and using bulleted lists too to highlight important information.