So when people send me professional correspondence in which I'm expected to reply, I sometimes interject exclamation marks in the message, as an emphasizing point.
For instance, if the question "Hey, I noticed you on LinkedIn, and would like to see if you wanted to apply to position X. Please let me know if you're interested, etc."
I would answer with something like:
Hello Mr Y, thanks for reaching out to me for this position! After taking a look at the qualifications for the position, I would love to apply for it, but I do have a few questions first....etc.
Most of the time, I use it when saying thanks, or to show an extra interest in a particular topic, but I'm curious as to how that's being taken by others, hence my question.
Is using an exclamation mark in professional correspondence....professional?