Questions about professional etiquette when communicating via email.

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Mail response time and delay

The question is related to "sender expectations" which are results of response time/delay - should I answer immediately or answer after some period of time. Let's say I got an email - I immediately ...
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Email informing employees of customer visit

I want to write email to all employees informing them of customer visit. I want to request them to be adhering to policies to project our work culture as healthy and leave good impression on the ...
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How do I invite coworkers to my presentation.

I am an Intern this summer and am required to give poster presentation along with all the other interns open to the office in a few weeks as part of my internship.I am significantly younger than all ...
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Applied for an internal position - too forward to email hiring manager?

I currently have a job for which I have received performance awards. My same job--same duties and responsibilities--opened up in the same company, but in my hometown city. I am anxious to go back to ...
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How to address the recipient if you are writing to a generic department address?

Often I come across generic department e-mails - usually from HR departments - and I have difficulty in knowing who to address. E-mails such as recruiting@abc.com or join@xyz.org for example. What ...
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Manager does not respond to my emails [duplicate]

I am a software engineer from the Ukraine working in a multinational company. My manager is located in the USA. I have a communication problem with my manager that I will explain with an example. I ...
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How can I politely ask a coworker to stop forwarding emails to the company distribution list

A coworker of mine has recently started forwarding all sorts of newsletters, community event details, and promotions to the company-wide email distribution list. None of the stuff she forwards have ...
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How to ask why I am excluded from wider team communications/e-mails?

I recently found out multiple times from fellow first line managers in my department that they had received official e-mails which I hadn't. While I started feeling that was weird/fishy, the ...
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How to write a email about certain achievement to boss?

I'm looking for a sample email that I can use as an offical email to inform my boss about my achievement (passed a certification exam). All the sample letters I found on the net relate to ...
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When is it critical to CC people not directly addressed in an e-mail (or not directly concerned with the subject)? [closed]

My company has no direct policy about this and we generally have an informal way of communicating, especially within teams. Between teams, I have seen varying behaviors in the past 12 months I am here ...
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Haven't been paid for last month, is it ok to stop working? [closed]

I'm working as the lead and currently (since everyone else was laid off for money reasons) sole developer of a start-up, and have been there since its beginning a couple of years ago. A self-employed ...
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Is this a breach of confidentiality or should my employers not have been so nosy?

Both my partner and I work in the same company, same building, same floor, different rooms. As such we very occasionally email each other about semi-personal things (e.g., What time are you planning ...
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How to include a link to your online portfolio and PDF of your resume

On a programming internship I am applying for it says: Send email to us at (employer email here) Include a link to your online portfolio and PDF of your resume I don't have a portfolio and is ...
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What do you do if someone says they'll email you tomorrow, and they don't?

I had a first stage interview yesterday; it seemed to go reasonably well. They told me that they have a pretty quick turnaround on things, and that they'll get back to me tomorrow. It's 4pm, and I ...
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Should I remind recruiters about my job application status?

I uploaded my resume through a job recruitment website (for an review/writing position online). A few days later, someone contacted me asking my Skype details, so he could have a chat with me and see ...
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Use of “until” and “the office” in emails [closed]

I am from a non-English speaking country. I work for a company which consists of wide range of foreign clients. Recently, I have been in the hot water with my boss over use of until and "the" before ...
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Is being blunt in emails common in the workplace?

I'm still a student, but was talking to a friend about how when I email my professors/lecturers they tend to ignore the niceties, the greeting, everything except the main question in my email and send ...
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How to deal with a hiring process which doesn't want to use e-mail and results in a lot of phone tag [closed]

At a job interview there were 3 people interviewing me. At one point they asked if I could send them references and I told them I didn't have anyone's contact information (I had applied through a job ...
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How to reply to when an interviewer schedules you for a time you cannot make?

I am doing a second round of interviews with a company I am trying to get a job with. I have been in contact by e-mail with the person scheduling the interviews and he wanted to do Wednesday at 1 and ...
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Am I overreacting to company taking time to email documents? [duplicate]

Last week I received an email stating that I will be receiving a formal offer during the course of this week and then two business days later I received a phone call asking for my formal answer to ...
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How can I politely request that I get a chance at a second interview?

I have just been interviewed via Skype, after which I was given a coding assignment to complete. The interview was okay except that I got nervous and couldn't answer some of the questions properly. I ...
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Contact future employer

I want to thank my future employer for offering me the job. I know there are a lot of example letters on the internet but my situation is different. I accepted the job 2 weeks ago via a recruitment ...
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Response's 'respectfulness'/etiquette for an email that does not ask for a reply

When a superior emails me to 'let me know' of something (e.g., Dear Bob, I'll be absent of the Tuesday meeting because of x.) I don't know what response has a proper tone, or if it's just OK to not ...
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I missed a meeting because I misread the email how should I approach this?

So, I don't have many meetings but this was one of the first more important ones yet I happened to misread the email. So that's fine and all but on top of that I had soaked my phone in water so when I ...
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Applying for a job by email and snail mail simultaneously - should I “warn” the HR that I duplicated my application?

If I apply for a job and send a CV by email (the expected way), but I believe that mailing paper resumes has some advantages as well - it's an actual piece of paper after all, someone can leave it on ...
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What is a tactful way to address client's lack of cooperation with a project?

I am currently working on a software project. While my company has many clients, this project focuses on the needs of a specific client, so we have been working directly with them. The software they ...
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is it better to use gmail or email@mydomain.com in a CV? [duplicate]

Is it a better idea to use my gmail or me@mydomain.com in a resume? I have a spooky domain name, similar to codinghorror.com, it's about programming and stuff too, and it is very well designed, it ...
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How long should one wait to see if they got the job?

I recently interviewed with a company on Friday in which I think the interview went really well. Now that it's Wednesday, I'm starting to get some jitters that I may not have gotten the position. I ...
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Putting your e-mail on your resume [duplicate]

I was passing my resume to a friend so he could pass it along to his company. He was taking a look at it and gave me a list of things I should fix. This was one of them: Get a Gmail or a custom ...
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Building rapport via email communication [closed]

Are there guides to building email rapport? I'm asking because I'm not really good at face-to-face communication. Maybe guidelines about the frequency in communicating to coworkers? Will that help ...
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Choosing a email format for workplace [duplicate]

I am an admin at an institute and I need to create the staff email addresses. I am confused over which format to give. Some people use first and last name, and others use first name initial like ...
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What kind of email address should I use in CV? [closed]

I have read "What should a professional email address look like?". My problem is somewhat similar to this but not all. At first when I was creating my gmail username (age of 15) I got frustrated ...
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Email escalation - should I include the party being escalated in CC?

There is a task that needs to be done by a team within 10 days. I have repeatedly emailed them(we are not supposed to call them, per company policy), used their ticketing system to submit ticket, but ...
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Should I contact the recruiter who didn't respond to my e-mail, through Linkedin? [closed]

I have recently interviewed for a developer role at a tech company and the interviews went well. In the final interview, the manager mentioned that he got good feedback from the interviewers and that ...
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Cover letter for internship in computers [closed]

I need to write a impressive cover letter for my mail in which I am sending my CV for internship programme. I got mail ids of few companies and I don't know whether they have opportunities related to ...
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What should be the title of “Thank you” email? [closed]

How should I title my "thank you" e-mail after technical phone interview? Is just "thank you" itself enough? Is there some accepted practice? EDIT The previous time I was actively looking for a job ...
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early morning and late afternoon emails [closed]

I've recently read an article about how the successful managers don't read emails first thing in the morning. The question I have is very general. How to handle the work emails you receive (mostly ...
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Email etiquette to boss: formal or informal? [closed]

What should the email formality be towards one's boss? For example, is there a need to leave a "Thank you," or "Sincerely", at the end of each email? I feel that doing Thank you/All the best/Best ...
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Post-bonus etiquette

What are the conventional standards of etiquette toward one's boss after receiving a (regular) Christmas bonus? Is it appropriate to send a "thank you" email? If appropriate is it necessary? It ...
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Who should I send my thank you letter to?

I just interviewed with a company in person, and I know I need to send a thank you email. At the interview, I met with about 8 people. These people included a person from HR, the director of the ...
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How long should I wait for an e-mail when applied for an internship

I am a student and applied for internship in 4-5 companies few days ago. But, I haven't received any response so far. So, my questions are: How many day should I wait for an E-Mail before assuming ...
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How to reply in a professional manner to emails that I am the wrong recipient for?

My current issue: I receive an email asking for my help to solve a system issue, but I'm not the one responsible for it and I don't even know who the right contact would be. Question: How to reply ...
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Can not replying to an email be the appropriate professional response?

This question relates to this question I asked about a week ago. The long story short is, as a part of an initiative to gain visability over what various members of our distributed team were doing, ...
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Email Formality - First vs. Last Name [closed]

Question: If you are contacting a person with whom you are not familiar and their email address is their first name only - for example john@doe.com, is it disrespectful to address them by their first ...
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How can I stop recruiters from continually sending me emails about positions? [duplicate]

As no doubt many others here, I constantly get bombarded with emails (and phone messages) from recruiters. Here is the typical email (paraphrased): ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yo, Dude! I have a job for a Java ...
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How to answer hiring managers' e-mails when I don't fit the job titles? [closed]

After I had signed up for websites, such as monster.com, linkedin.com, and indeed.com, hiring managers started sending me a lot of e-mails. I see that I don't fit the job titles or don't have enough ...
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Include the previous mail as a clause in the new mail [closed]

I have to decline the new salary offer from the current company they have provided upon my notice of resignation w.e.f 1/1/1111(Say). I am replying for the mail after 5 days. By the time, I need to ...
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What is the benefit of a standard Corporate Email Signature?

Many businesses have more-or-less standard email signature formats. Some go so far as to dictate font pitch, font selection, spacing, etc. Others only ensure that your name, title, and contact info is ...
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Coworker CCs boss on trivial email correspondence

I have a coworker who has a habit of CCing our common boss on nearly all email correspondence. The boss is hands-on enough to know what we are talking about but he is also cool and practical enough ...
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How should I handle a situation where my Manager thinks I was offensive?

Consider the case: 1) On a mailing list a question got asked by manager @Alice "why is this Blah Blah not shown in upcoming list on homepage" 2) I replied with following: Because the way Data ...