Email Rules of Do’s 👍🏽 and Don’ts 👎🏽
Type the email message FIRST.
BEFORE adding any email address to prevent sending it too early by mistake.
Use a clear, direct subject line.
Examples are “Job Application” or “My New Job!” or “Upcoming Interview”.
Only use a professional email address.
Never use personal email addresses such as “babylove@…” or “bigdaddy@…”.
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Use professional greetings and closings.
Do not use laid-back, phrases like, “Hey guys,” “Yo,” or “Hi folks.”
Use “Hello or Good Morning” to begin and “Thank you,” or “Sincerely,” to end.
Rarely use exclamation points, if ever!
If used, never use more than one!!!
Never use smileys or causal emoticons. ;-(
Be cautious with humor in email.
Save it for the right time in the interview – only if appropriate.
People from different cultures speak and write differently.
Miscommunication can occur because of cultural differences.
Proofread every message or have it read by someone else first.
Do not rely on spell-checkers.
Read and re-read your email a few times, preferably aloud, before sending it off.
Double-check that you have selected the correct recipient.
Think twice before hitting “Reply all.”