8 Tricks That Will Make Your Emails Even Better
Careerists around the globe spend around 2.6 hours per day reading and answering emails (that’s about 27 days every year!). So, it’s no secret that we’d all like to know how to spend that time as efficiently as possible.
Looking for some emailing pointers? We searched the web to bring you all you need to know about the good, the bad, and the seriously productive of emailing tips and tricks.
- Your emails have a better chance of being read if the first 50 characters are concise and actionable. (Fast Company)
- Want to stand out? Make your email subject lines rock. (Entrepreneur)
- Make sure you avoid these huge email no-nos when you’re online. (Lifehacker)
- Executives all across the nation were surveyed about some of the worst email mistakes they’d ever witnessed. (Reliable Plant)
- Cleveland job bank operator Kelly Blazek serves as a cautionary tale for why you should think before you click the “Send” button. (New York Daily News)
- Should the U.S. take a hint from France and start banning answering work emails after 6 PM? (USA TODAY)
- Emailing a very busy person? Here’s how to get his or her attention. (Inc.)
- Feel like you’ve studied up? It’s time to test your email IQ. (Grammarphobia)
Want some more email tips? Check out our suggestions!
- We Wrote 9 Awesome Email Templates So You Don’t Have To
- Finally! The 23 Unwritten Rules of Email
- How to Hunt Down a Hiring Manager’s Email Address
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Lily is a writer, editor, and social media manager, as well as co-founder of The Prospect, the world’s largest student-run college access organization. In addition to her writing with The Muse, she also serves as an editor at HelloFlo and Her Campus. Recently, she was named one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women for her work helping underserved youth get into college. You can follow Lily on Twitter.More from this Author