Questions about professional etiquette when communicating via email.

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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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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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Using a nickname only in your e-mail [duplicate]

I've read other posts in the site and on google, I'm making a CV and wondering something. Yes I did read making an email such as bestninjaearthx55231235@blabla is bad, obviously. But my question is ...
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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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What should my email address be at domain myname.com? [duplicate]

I currently own my own domain, which happens to be firstnamelastname.com. I need to create an email address there for Google Authorship verification, but I don't know if I should create ...
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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 got the position. I have ...
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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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Follow up when HR did not attend my interview?

I had an interview earlier this week, and it was supposed to be between me, an HR, and another employee. Unfortunately the HR got caught up into an emergency and could not attend the interview, so ...
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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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How to indicate the “attn” person in an email [closed]

I'm using emails in my professional context to contact with my client. (We are external auditors ABC). We are given access to a common email account in which we have to use to correspond with the ...
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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 ...
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What is the best way to represent department email addresses in companies where there exists turnover?

Currently, we have email addresses, such as the following addresses: designer@company.com operation1@company.com operation2@company.com bookings@operation.com Should department addresses be ...
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How to ask about salary range before accepting an interview?

I have applied for a job online and I received a reply from them agreeing for me to interview with this company. However, I was told that I would need to take a month long training course. ...
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Does adding “Do you really need to print this email?” to your email signature cause more harm than good? [closed]

I always see this in email footers: "Save paper, consider the environment, do you really need to print this email?" It got me thinking. Adding this surely has some cost to the planet, eg.: ...
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Can I modify the subject line of a forwaded email to make it more relevant?

We team members are discussing a matter on an email which is replied by around 10 people with their suggestions. Now I want to forward this email to a person who is supposed to take a action. I want ...
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How can I decide if I should use a title (Mr./Ms.) when e-mailing a prospective employer?

I have been corresponding with several potential employers, but I'm not sure about the appropriate way to address the representative. How should I determine how to address them ("John", "Mr. Smith", ...
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When sending resume and cover letter in an email, what to put in the email body? [closed]

I would like to send my resume and cover letters in an email to a recruiter officer of an employer. I have both resume and cover letters in pdf. But I am not sure what is to say in the email body. ...
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Need of Secondary Business Email Address? [closed]

I had a call from Microsoft for some Developer position at the end of the call they confirmed my contact details by verifying my existing email and contact numbers but after that they asked me for ...
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When is it impolite to use Reply instead of Reply All? [closed]

I am looking for specific scenarios that is considered common practice or have caused problems in the past when you simply Reply to the sender rather than doing a Reply All to people that were ...
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What should I say in a goodbye email [closed]

As I move on to my next assignment, I would like to send a goodbye mail to my client as I want to keep the relationship warm. I'd like to keep it brief, simple , appreciative and open to future ...
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Writing a follow-up email to my supervisor regarding something I need [duplicate]

I have sent an e-mail to my supervisor, and I asked him to give his comments regarding a document. In the response I got this: "Thank you for sending this. At the moment I do not have time to ...