Formal communication is on the wane in modern life, but there are still times when it's the only correct way to reinforce a connection or convey information. If you're applying for a job, looking for a recommendation, or expanding your network, err on the side of formality. Don't let the slightly archaic feel of a formal business letter tempt you into using flowery, outdated language.
Closing the Letter. Choose a Closing: One must use a proper closing in a business letter. Use a comma (,) after it. Sign the Letter: Always sign the letter in ink. If sending a printed copy, always affix the scanned signature. Make Note of Enclosure: One must properly enclose a list of attached documents with the letter. One can use the abbreviation of the enclosure, i.e., Encl. or Enc.