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Questions about professional etiquette when communicating via email.

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How to approach a HR to ask for an internship at a company which my father is working there?

I am keen to ask for a summer internship at a MNC company that my father has been working. Some info: My dad is working as a workman and therefore has barely interacted with any upper managerial roles,...
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Workplace etiquette: Reaching out to someone CC'ed in email

In my boss's recent email to me, he CC'ed someone who will be working with me in the future and asked me to connect with him. I am wondering what the proper workplace etiquette would be for reaching ...
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How to respond to welcome email in a new job?

I just got a new job as a researcher in a lab. My manager introduced me to the whole team through a welcome email. He talked about my qualifications and briefly about my experience. Nobody in the team ...
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Left work and they would like to look at the personal emails [closed]

Good morning All, My basic question is: Is my former employer allowed legally to ask and search through my gmail/google-drive account? I have recently changed jobs to a competitor and did upload some ...
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In a follow-up email, should I express my interest or ask for the state of the application?

Recently I have applied to a big company for a position that I'm really interested in and I think I have the right skillset and the experience. But I know that besides the qualifications, the ...
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My boss wants me to reply an acknowledgement for every mail I get from a coworker, is this fair?

My boss wants me to reply “got it” 300 times a day every time someone sends me something to confirm I received and read the email and archived it. This has become a robotic job where I have a lot of ...
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I forwarded confidential email to the recipient without informing the boss . What action could my boss can take against me?

I work for an Indian startup. I got an email regarding the same confidential project whom I and a colleague ( Let us call X ) and several colleagues were a part of. I, these recipients and X are a ...
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How to respond to recruiters after a month of them contacting me?

Some recruiters contacted me just over a month ago either by message or phone call. I have not responded to them because of extenuating circumstances regarding my health and other's close to me. One ...
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Not hearing back after multiple rounds of technical interviews [duplicate]

I applied at a relatively small but well-known software company as a software engineer and I had 4 rounds of interviews. My last interview was on Dec 18th and today is Jan 12th. I am currently working ...
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Applying for student internship, company replying way too slowly

I'm a student looking for a software developer internship at a company. A company that I like, which I think I would fit decently in position has been in contact with me, and they've shown interest. ...
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Best way to schedule meetings with mix of internal and external people

I am required to send a VP and a CEO of a company an email to schedule a meeting with them, however I must also include 2 internal managers in this meeting. I can check the availability of these 2 ...
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Recruiter not responding after email exchange; should I be worried? [duplicate]

I reached out to a recruiter that I had emailed earlier about her position for her company. I wasn't ready to move when she originally reached out to me. The email exchange I had with her started out ...
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After an employee has been terminated, how long should you wait before taking away their access to company email? [closed]

Should I email them a notice period like I will take away your access to company email in 5 days so please back up your stuff or should I just take it away?
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Sending email to a past client of my past company?

So back in 2017-2018, I worked for an agency company. It's a software solutions company. It had a small client - a startup. And I was tasked to give some maintenance support for their app for a month. ...
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Should I reply back to each get well soon mail after returning back to office?

If I am sick and out of office for a day or two. And if my colleagues have sent me wishes, Should I reply back to each "get well soon" email Once I return to the office? If yes, how should I ...
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Would it be reasonable for my manager to state “I ignore emails” as a negative in a performance review? [closed]

Background This morning, an email was sent to one of my folders at 9:32a.m. I didn't get around to checking it until our team standup at around 9:45 which I volunteered to lead the day before. As I ...
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Would it be inappropriate to ask someone for their colleague's email/contact details?

For context, I was contacting a representative (person 1) from a certain company for media inquiries. Person 1 said that he forwarded my email to person 2, who is the more appropriate contact for ...
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Breach of my Confidentiality

I sent an email exclusively to my HR manager with the subject 'P&C' from my personal email address and after attending a self funded counselling session. The email was about my very personal ...
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Can professional e-mail end with no greeting, or is it too “harsh”?

I heard recently that if no greeting is really necessary, it is just best to end with none at all instead of a greeting with empty meaning, like "sincerely", or "cordially" Isn't ...
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Responding to a recruiter email when you are interested but not ready “right now”

I had an interview last year with one of the largest companies in my domain and which for many is a dream employer. I did not pass it and now they have mailed me asking if I would be interested in ...
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Is it unprofessional to reply in another language to an email written in English?

Background Recently, I have been having some issues with a product. To sort this out, I sent an email from my company account (I live and work in an English-speaking country) to the manufacturer's ...
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Forwarding a response email Is it ok to correct your original message

I rushed an email that my boss asked me to carbon copy him into and I accidentally carbon copied to his name <confluence url>. I think it might have auto completed as most of my emails from him ...
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Clarifying Gender in Email Signature [closed]

I am from the United States and I live in the Midwest. I would like to add my pronouns to my email signature. Some people in my company have been doing this, although there is no official policy on ...
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How to get domain experts to answer questions correctly, completely & concisely

I'm a software developer working for a consultancy that undertakes a variety of projects in a variety of domains. Projects typically have a relatively short turnaround (e.g. a few months). I find that ...
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how to politely ask for more information on a task?

I am a web dev and I often get a emailed with bugs that need fixing or for new features. For example I may get an email saying something along the lines of: on page X it doesn’t jump to the ...
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Virtual alternative to “pleased to meet you” when mailing new people

Is there a good professional way to acknowledge the fact that you're mailing someone for the first time or, in my case, that you're new to an organisation/team? I've been opening a lot of emails with ...
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Client managment changed and new managment ignoring the project

The client (client is just a department of our org) requested a specific project to be implemented, by end of phase 1 the management changed. The new management don’t want to use phase1 nor to go ...
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How to use a mail as a solid proof [closed]

I have an e-mail that certifies a grade I received and I need to inform a boss. I only have this e-mail as proof that I actually received this grade so I need to use it. I thought about forwarding it ...
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How do I explain/apologize to recruiter for unprofessional email name due to prank made by younger silbling

I passed my initial coding test last Sunday and got my first phone interview invitation with one of the company on Monday. I replied to the phone interview invitation on Tuesday through email. Right ...
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Co-worker avoided/missed answering part of an email. How do I politely remind them?

I wrote an email to someone who's a manager on another team, and there were two parts to it that were labeled 1. and 2., but she only answered the second question. I had CC'd two people in the email ...
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How to professionally address the receiver in the email to the company

I apologize if the title is confusing. I recently graduated from college and am now looking for jobs. So I have been job hunting and looking into different job positions. Sometimes, I have some ...
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Is forwarding an email informing people that I'm quitting my job for health reasons to a former employee a privacy breach?

I recently decided to leave my job due to health reasons. Management sent out an email informing staff. A current employee screenshot the email and sent it to someone who no longer works for the ...
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How should I respond to a potential employer thanking me for my application and telling me they'll be in contact?

I sent my application to a Professor for a PhD position. His secretary replied: Dear Mr Singh, Many thanks for your application. We will be in contact with you in due course. Yours sincerely, XXX XXX ...
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How to address someone with a misleading email address

I am looking at the open positions of major company. The webpage page says: Submit your resume and cover letter to: Fred Nurk, Corporate HR Manager FNurk@corporateoffice.com But the email address ...
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How can we write an email for politely ask about our pay cut?

Hello everyone this isn't from my side but I had a chat with a really close person of mine, and he was wondering all day how he and his co-workers could ask their company to get a date of when they're ...
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Client wants me to interact with their end-customer, but through client's company email

I develop software and sell licenses to a client in a relationship that is technically non-exclusive but so far has been exclusive in practice i.e. they are an important client to me. My client (let's ...
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No response after interview request

I submitted a job application (FYI, very large company) and 5 days later, I received a phone interview request via email from the recruiter. I responded within an hour, telling the recruiter my ...
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How should an employer respond to a candidate, when the candidate has rejected an offer?

How should an employer respond to a candidate, when the candidate has rejected an offer? What are the possible ways to respond? If company A does not respond at all, is it considered rude? The goal of ...
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Networking referral not answering email after a week

I am a graphic designer who was recently laid off last month, along with all my other coworkers and bosses at a small regional newspaper. The publisher just decided to close it, but it came as a shock ...
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Should I ask why I didn't get a response for 6 months?

About half a year ago I got an e-mail regarding possible freelance work. Unfortunately this message ended up in my spam folder which I rarely ever check. It was about 2 weeks later that I found it ...
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When changing my potentially offensive email name using a more professional naming standard, do I have to justify it to my professional contacts?

When I first made my professional facing email, I had made some blunders in the naming and had planned to change it when possible. The format of the email in question was "[Verb][Numbers][Verb]@[...
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IS the given mail is good for follow up with HR - How can I improve it

This ism my mail I have been interviewed at comopmayName for Mobile application developer. This is just follow up mail. My skills are: A, B, C Reason for change: Financial and professional ...
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My boss forwards my emails as his

Keep running this one in my head.. On at least 3 occasions in the last month, my line manager (LM) has taken my emails to him - explaining strategy, opportunities and potential way forward - and ...
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How to reply to a client who has fixed the problem themselves?

I am trying to reply to a client who figured out and fixed the problem by themselves. I would like to appreciate the client in the e-mail. Any suggestions?
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How to respond to “are you open to a permanent position”?

I'm just out of school so this is my first run in with a recruiter and I am a bit confused with the language they are using (English is my 2nd language). A recruiter contacted me and asked if I was "...
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Asking for day off. How can I word the email so it does not sound rude nor meek? [duplicate]

Every time I want to take days off I wrestle with the manner in which I should ask for them. I have PTO days that reset annually. I guess my battle is when I ask, it feels rude if I say "I'm taking ...
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How do I address my Japanese colleagues?

I work for an American company, in the US. We have a large branch in Japan. What is the etiquette with name usage in written communication, with fellow employees I don't know (don't work with ...
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Cannot get reply from recruiter

I sent a job application to company X a month ago. This is a big global company with thousands of employees and currently hundreds of job vacancies. 10 days ago I got a reply like this: Thanks for ...
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Delay in scheduling interviews

I applied for a software position in a large, reputed company and was contacted to schedule phone interviews. They asked me to provide a few dates over the next 3 weeks so that they could schedule ...
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Contacted by recruiter on work address

I have received an email from a recruiter on my current company email. I am curious how they came across the address, because I only use it for internal communication and company-related accounts, so ...

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