How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

 

  We all get a lot of email. And we send off scores of them, too. For important emails we hope for replies or action. If you do the math on the number of inbound emails you get multiplied by the time it would take to read them all and respond to those that expect […]

7 Things to Avoid in a Thank You Email After Job Interview

 

  Photo: L S G According to Steve Langerud, a workplace consultant and director of professional opportunities at DePauw University, “Not sending a thank you says, ‘I just don’t care.’” 1. Start with ‘Hey.’ It’s too informal. “Any thank you that starts with ‘Hey…’ is doomed,” Langerud says. Other informal phrases to avoid: “thanks in […]

Where Spam Traps Come From and How They Work

 

  Regardless of how spam is technically defined, we can probably agree it’s unwanted email, and we don’t like it. (Unless you send spam, and then you can go TOS yourself.) In the fight against spam, some organizations use spam traps to find and block spammers. A spam trap is an email address that’s not actively […]

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