Out with the old and in with the new, the way we communicate has changed dramatically over the years. The same email etiquette that may have worked 10 years ago might not work today.
Your digital etiquette shows that you are professional, polite, mature, and most importantly – deserving of respect.
Here’s everything you need to know about emailing professionally in 2021
Your email voice and tone can say a lot about you. Regardless of your experience level (from intern to CEO), you can send your emails with the authority of any kind of boss. Here are a few email etiquette tips that will boost your professional emailing skills.
No matter what industry you work in or what positions you’ve held in your career, there’s a good chance you’ve been on the receiving end of a passive-aggressive email. And, I know this is hard to admit, but it’s possible you’ve also been on the other side – the sending side. Check out our round-up of passive-aggressive email phrases and how NOT to send them.
Writing an introduction for multiple people in an email can be a daunting task. You may have tried setting up an introduction that felt forced or just all-around awkward. But introducing yourself and/or others politely and confidently is easier than you think.
Sending an email in error to your whole list might be one of the most embarrassing mistakes an employee can make – possibly worse than calling your boss Mom/Dad. Why must this embarrassing mistake be so common? We’ve put together how to follow up with the all-too-important “Oops email”.
Everything you say and do – especially over email – paints a comprehensive picture of who you are. Combined with your face-to-face interactions, virtual communication adds to your professional profile in a permanent way, which is why we like to highlight the importance of using good email practices. Take a look at our suggestions to improve your email game & communication skills.
In some ways, with the rise of slack and other business chat options, professional communication has gotten a lot more casual. But there’s a thin line between casual and unprofessional. Every workspace is different but it’s important to understand the overall rules and adapt your behavior in your emails as you see fit.
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