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.

  1. Your emails have a better chance of being read if the first 50 characters are concise and actionable. (Fast Company)
  2. Want to stand out? Make your email subject lines rock. (Entrepreneur)
  3. Make sure you avoid these huge email no-nos when you’re online. (Lifehacker)
  4. Executives all across the nation were surveyed about some of the worst email mistakes they’d ever witnessed. (Reliable Plant)
  5. 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)
  6. Should the U.S. take a hint from France and start banning answering work emails after 6 PM? (USA TODAY)
  7. Emailing a very busy person? Here’s how to get his or her attention. (Inc.)
  8. Feel like you’ve studied up? It’s time to test your email IQ. (Grammarphobia)



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