Articles about Email

Self-Help

On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face

On being tenacious, staying patient, and talking face-to-face: Be your own best advocate. Live for tomorrow. Meet in person in our digital age.

Communication

This is the right way to leave a professional voicemail

When it is easier to email someone instantly than spend time ringing them up, the act of leaving a proper voicemail can become a forgotten art.

Office Life

How to recover when you get someone’s name wrong in an email

Messing up someone's name is so embarrassing. But with the number of emails that find their way into our inboxes every day, it's probably happened to you.

Job Search

5 fonts that are better for your resume than Times New Roman

If your resume is meant to represent you, then you want to look your best, right? Well, apparently using Times New Roman on a resume is the font equivalent of “putting on sweatpants” for a job interview, according to a 2015 Bloomberg Business article. Since we would never let that happen, here are the five best fonts to use on your resume instead of that boring, serif-filled default.

Success

16 career decisions that make no logical sense

Avoid these 16 poor choices, and your chances at success will improve.

Communication

“Thank you” magic: 5 creative tactics

To really make your appreciation stand out, be creative in how you say “thanks.” Here are 5 of my favorite ways to supercharge an employee or group with appreciation:

Email

Twitter shares what you should and shouldn’t do in an email

There are so many ways to go wrong when it comes to email— so when the hashtag #EmailDosAndDonts went viral on Twitter this week, users flooded the social media platform with both tips and things that really get their blood boiling.

Productivity

How to save yourself from drowning in emails

Here’s his ten ways to “finally gain control over your chaotic inbox."

Productivity

Smart influencers give their best email management tips, tools, and hacks

Two things I’ve learned: No two people treat email the same and if you dig deep enough, almost everyone has something interesting or helpful to share.

News

This Chrome email plugin wants you to stop saying ‘sorry’ all the time

Just how sorry are you in your emails? One Gmail plugin wants us to cut this behavior out and stop apologizing for everything we do at work.

Work-Life Balance

Your Google Calendar now wants you to totally check out on vacation

Though according to a recent Wrike survey of 1,000 American employees, one-third of employees intend on being available to work on vacation (and they have to do this in order to actually enjoy their vacation) your Google Calendar does not want you to even check your email if you are OOO. It just launched a new feature that will tell your community hours you are unavailable and will also act as your personal assistant and decline meetings for you. 

Communication

6 email mistakes you’re making (and how to fix them)

This article could easily have been called 600 Of the Extremely Annoying Things You Do on Email and Must Stop Immediately, but for the purposes of brevity and clarity, I’ve whittled down the list to six of the worst offenders.

Templates

How leaders should write a ‘long-term vision’ email

When you write a “big idea” or long-term planning email, the danger is to write too much. If your employees open an email and are smacked right away with 14 giant paragraphs that scroll and scroll, they will recoil and dread the 30 minutes they need to spend sifting through your manifesto.

How To

From campus to career: 5 tips to stand out during the job search

Regardless of all of the wonderful advice you will hear about resume content, what to wear, and interview questions, there are other components of interviewing that can set you apart:

Templates

How a manager should critique an employee’s work

Constructive criticism is essential for team dynamics. If your employees don’t improve a little each day, then the company as a whole will languish. Still, there’s a proper way to dispense critiques while you manage the relationship and remain in control as a leader.

Office Life

5 things I wish someone had told me before I started my first corporate job

Gosh, they seem obvious after a while but no one actually gives you these tips in school.

Humor

These 8 innocent email clichés aren’t so innocent after all

Here’s what I really mean when I’m using this seemingly innocent email cliché.

News

Survey confirms your office emails and Slack messages are likely being monitored

If you worry about your boss reading through your private messages at work, you are right to be paranoid. A recent survey of IT workers showed that 98% of companies are tracking their employees’ digital activity.

News

Work from home? Employees would rather email than Slack you

For the majority of us, email is still the superior form of communication, even when you are talking to an employee timezones away from the office. A new survey from Voxbone found that email was the preferred mode of communication for working professionals.

Communication

How to create a funny – and appropriate – Out of Office email response

But before you copy/paste your traditional message, career experts challenge professionals to be a tad more creative with your OOO. Try these tips on matching your excitement for your getaway with your email the next time you head off on an adventure.

Productivity

A time-management expert has a ridiculously simple strategy to feel less busy

Laura Vanderkam's new book, "Off the Clock," suggests that we can eliminate many of our seemingly obligatory daily tasks without fear of repercussion.

Productivity

5 ways to make your post-vacation transition a little easier

Coming back to work after a vacation to a place near or far can leave you scatterbrained. All of a sudden, you have to snap right back into work mode, and remember to do a bunch of things as you ease back into your regular routine.

Millennials

4 very basic skills you might not have (and how to get them)

The bottom line is, if you’re unable to do something, there are more ways than ever to learn to do them and blow up the notion that an entire generation of people can’t figure out basic skills.

Productivity

6 things successful people do when they return from a long weekend

An extra day off makes snapping out of weekend mode that much harder.

The Whole Human

10 phrases we should always say no matter how crazy our lives become

Sadly, we can’t slow down our world, even though eating alone at our desks makes us less creative. Nevertheless, below are 10 phrases we should always find ourselves saying — no matter how crazy life becomes.