Articles about Email

News

Here is everything you need to know about the new Gmail

Stop what you are doing. Put everything down. There is a new version of Gmail out and you need to know everything about it. None of the new features are quite earth shattering, but they definitely may make you a bit more organized. 

Interview

5 things you should include in a killer, post-interview thank you (template included)

Sending a post-interview thank you note can really set you apart from other candidates because it signals your continued interest and solidifies a positive impression with the interviewer. Do not underestimate the follow-up! I’ve actually had hiring managers tell me to wait to schedule a second interview until we receive a thank-you note. Yup, it’s that important.

email

Writing the perfect subject line when you’re looking for a job

With an estimated 269 billion business emails sent every day, it's harder than ever to get yours noticed. And since email is often the first point of contact for job seekers and hiring managers, the subject line can make all the difference.

Templates

The email every leader should write

Are you a “rising star” at your job or an organization outside of work? To cement your “leader” status, use this email template and let others show what they can do.

Communication

These are the 10 adjectives you’re using too often

We know that there are many words that can make you look dumb, plus, phrases that can make you seem passive-aggressive, clueless and ridiculous, but it turns out that there are also a bunch of adjectives that you’re probably using too frequently as well.

Communication

This is the personality type most annoyed by grammar mistakes

If I see an ad for a vacation rental that says “Your going to Hollywood!” it really bugs me. But my collaborator, Robin Queen, a sociolinguist, who studies how language use varies across social groups, is not annoyed by those errors at all. So we did some research to find out what makes some people more sensitive to writing mistakes than others.

Job search

This magic bullet email can land you a job

Sending this winning email to your dream company can get you noticed...and even hired.

Connections

Get serious about networking: 5 tips for making a connection

Networking is the ultimate route, and the reasons are endless. You’ll meet investors, leaders, and potential team members. Here are some of my favorite networking methods that continue to work for me.

Communication

How to use the right tone in emails

Your messages are more than facts and figures about the business. Each word carries tone and significance, and employees scrutinize every sentence in search of meaning.

Templates

How to ask for a networking meeting with a coworker

If you want to brainstorm or learn from a coworker, ask politely for the person’s time but include parameters on when the meeting should happen.

Words at Work

Sorry, but these 5 words, you like, really, kind of overuse

Though training your tongue will take some time — especially if you’ve never edited yourself before — you can get started with these overused words. According to career experts, they have no place in your office or inbox.

Communication

6 networking mistakes you don’t know you’re making

Your professional network does a lot more than submit your resume.

How To

Saying ‘no’ is its own leadership capability: 8 ways to say it with grace and style

In a world of more requests than we can possibly fulfill, learning to say no with grace and style is a skill we all need. We should be saying no more than we say yes, although the opposite is usually true. We say yes too quickly and no too slowly.

Communication

These are the Top 10 email sinners

From overuse of capitals and exclamation marks to failing to reply and constantly having an out of office responder switched on, there are email faux pas many of us will recognize.

Office Life

8 surprising things ultra productive people do every day

You don’t need to work longer or push yourself harder — you just need to work smarter. Ultra-productive people know this. They squeeze every drop out of every hour without expending any extra effort.

Job search

Here’s how to write an email to a potential employer

It's easier than it seems — as long as you follow certain etiquette and avoid the most common mistakes that modern job-seekers make.

News

New bill wants to give employees the right to ignore email after-hours

Do you dread answering work emails long after you have left work? A new New York City bill wants to help you ward off demanding bosses who expect answers at all hours of the day and night.

Productivity

4 ways to automate your life and increase work productivity

Here are some of the best ways to use technology to automate and gain back hours of lost time we waste on administrative tasks.

News

‘Hi,’ ‘Hey,’ ‘Hello’: Why casual email greetings are the way to go

When you start an email, do you go for the more casual, "Yo, what's up," or for the more buttoned-up "Dear Madam or Sir"? A new analysis of 300,000 emails found that how you start an email can decide whether or not you get a response.

News

69% of employees waste 1 month a year on workplace apps

New research shows that 69% of employees report spending up to one hour daily going back and forth between apps, which is up to a whopping 32 days annually.

Advice

What to do when you return from vacation and your crowded inbox has you in shambles emotionally

You return from vacation, fresh-faced and re-energized, only to innocently log into your work email and get hit with a load anxiety weighing a sack full of bricks. Too. Many. Emails. Here's how to get through your inbox without losing it.

Words at Work

9 words and phrases that make any professional look weak

Certain words can have a long-lasting impact. Don't let these slip into your conversation.

Words at Work

Whatever you do, don’t even think about using these 5 opening lines in your emails

If every email is different, why do so many of them begin the same way? Here's a list of opening lines you should steer clear of.

Advice

Sarcasm vs. humor in the workplace

A rabbi, a priest, an imam, and a porn star walk into a bar … if you think a joke with that intro counts as appropriate workplace humor, you probably haven’t been paying enough attention. So, what does count as the right kind of humor and is sarcasm every an appealing option?

News

Google is making email live and interactive

What if your email was a living, breathing thing that updated automatically? Google announced that Gmail is moving towards that future.