Are Your Emails Sending the Wrong Message?

Over 100 billion business-related emails are sent and received every day, according to a report released by The Radicati Group, a technology market research firm. The same report also declares that emails are and will remain the most popular and …

5 Things You Should Never Communicate Through Email

When email first emerged as a productivity tool, the hope was that it would make communication more efficient, allowing us to spend less time getting our point across. However, we underestimated humankind’s ability to fill up time saved with the …

Want a Good Day? Don’t Do These 7 Things Before 10 a.m.

The beginning of your workday is important. Many people feel as though they get the most accomplished during the first couple hours of the day, whereas others take a while to get warmed up. Whichever camp you fall into, these early morning minutes set the tone for the rest of the day. There are some things you should never ever do during these critical hours. Avoiding them should help you get your day started on the right foot.

The Email Greeting That Won’t Get You a Response

The most important part of an email is arguably the introduction. It not only sets the tone for the rest of your message, but might even decide if the recipient will even read the remainder of your email. While you may think that it's OK to start email with a simple “Hello” or “To Whom It May Concern,” using these salutations may actually be harming your ability to achieve the results you want with electronic communication.

Headhunters Are Judging Your Grammar and Usage

At first glance, it seems unfair: no one would expect an editor to build a website in order to prove that she has the chops to catch stray commas, but woe betide the software developer who submits a resume with a typo in it. In this era of instantaneous results and 24/7 availability, is it really reasonable for hiring managers to expect perfection in terms of punctuation, spelling, and so on?