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Questions about professional etiquette when communicating via email.

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How to communicate that someone is no longer employed at the company?

At my company, when someone leaves on their own or after being let go, an all-staff email is sent out along the lines of "Al is no longer employed by Company. See Bob for any work that you would ...
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Should I reply to interview emails with unspecified dates?

I recently applied for a job and after two weeks I got an email in which the manager wrote: Due to internal repositioning of staffs we couldn’t get back to you earlier, but you can expect to be ...
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Using admin@domain.example for professional communication

What image/impression does it convey if I use the admin email alias on my own domain? It is not a personal website but a product site and I run the server but I am also the founder of the company so I ...
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Interview follow up after first round

I just finished an interview with an employee from a mixed-signal team which was scheduled for 30 minutes. The interview was split as a)background of the company b)my experience+motivations to switch ...
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E-mail etiquette for addressing someone more senior than me who is providing support to me

I find myself often in such a situation where I am on the receiving end of a technical support conversation with someone older and more senior than me. In my culture, I wouldn't normally address them ...
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How can I be sure and confident before sending an email my tone is assertive and professional?

I worked at a highly segregated academic environment based on hierarchy. As a nonnative English speaker, how can I be more sure and confident about my tone is assertive and professional before sending ...
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Can my email recipient see all previous emails in the thread if they were not initially included, or do they just see what they're included in?

Background: My recruiter forwarded me his email thread with a prospective employer. Question: Can everyone that was a part of this thread from the onset be able to see my correspondence with the ...
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Is it considered polite in Switzerland to send a follow up email if I didn't hear from the potential employer?

I've done an online job interview on Aug 27 for a job in the medical field in Switzerland. I think I did a good impression and the interviewers told me they would update me in a month or so. I've ...
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What should be included in good email to send 2 weeks after final interview?

I have been applying for a high level job within a medium sized business. I was told there would be 2 interviews, of which I have completed both. It has been 2 weeks since the final interview with the ...
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What can I say as a response to a rescheduled meeting by client?

I requested a client to reschedule a meeting which we had arranged previously via email, I apologized for the inconvenience as well and they sent me below reply email: No inconvenience at all. We ...
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How should I respond to an email I'm copied on, when the person who is supposed to reply isn't replying?

I work for a logistics company, and we deal with the sending and receiving of packages. A customer has written in and explained that his package is damaged, and he has asked for the compensation to ...
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Should I follow up again for my dream job?

I applied for my dream job; the job that I have wanted ever since I was a child - back in April. These jobs come along very infrequently and this is the first time I have been appropriately qualified. ...
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Replying to a group thread of welcoming me on my 1st day at new remote job

My supervisor started the e-mail thread of welcoming me to the team/department. Several team members has already replied (including the boss of my supervisor so I'm extra nervous) with a brief but ...
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I didn't get a job, but I got the impression they didn't get my application. Who do I ask for feedback??

So this is something that has been eating me up the past few months. I applied for a position I was well qualified for, and had some of the 'nice to have' skills, but didn't get a call back. When I ...
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Reply to an email to the person whose name is in parentheses

I got an email for a interviewing and the first person CC'ed someone like this; "I have copied in FirstName LastName (NameHere) who is the Hiring Manager" My question is how can respond my ...
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Would it be OK/kind to send more than one reminder emails to a recruiter in Germany?

The scenario is something like this. Sent an email, sent a reminder email after it, got reply email after reminder email, sent reply to it. Now I am waiting for a reply again, would it be kind to send ...
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Had a 1-day virtual onsite (late in application process) and spoke to 9 people across 3 interviews. Do I send follow-up thank you emails to everyone?

The most amount of people I've spoken to in a day, for the same job application, has been four. Nine people is...a lot. Although it was great to meet the people I could work with, the prospect of ...
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Replying to an inappropriate email by manager

There is a fresh joined candidate in our team and during screen share in a meeting my manager claims to have seen Netflix open in new teammate's browser window. As a result the manager sent me and the ...
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New Job Offer After Accepting A Temporary Reseach Position (New Grad)

I will graduate this May from my degree program and was recently offered a full-time role that would start in end of June. However, about a month ago I accepted a Spring & Summer 2021 research ...
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Should I send a thank you email for a mail informing me I have been shortlisted for an interview?

I recently applied for a position and I received an email that I have been invited for an interview. The email suggests it has been sent to everyone shortlisted as it starts with 'Dear everyone,' and ...
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How to write an email after non-response from HR [duplicate]

Here's the timeline: 22 days ago- My resume got shortlisted for a role. I was sent a technical test. 12 days ago- I was informed I passed the test and that the executive assistant will be setting up ...
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Can writing "inform" come out as impolite when addressing a superior? [closed]

If I am writing in email to a superior that I would like to tell him or her something, should I write ‘I would like to inform you about something’ or ‘I would like to let you know something’? Is using ...
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Etiquette to reply to a 'Sorry, missed to tag you' email

One of our product owners had sent an elaborate email about TODO tasks to the entire team. Within a few minutes s/he realized that I was not included in that email and forwarded it to me with the ...
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How to deal with repeated, frequent harassment that is implicit (i.e., suggestive but not explicit)?

I’m the only female employee in my department, and I’m the youngest by at least 10 years. There’s an older guy in my department (50+) who likes to crack jokes and talk a lot. The type who would make ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Is a work related Teams chat between two colleagues confidential?

Today a user asked a question in a private team (visible only for colleagues in our department) in MS Teams. This question referred to the rollout of a product. I needed some more information and ...
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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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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 politely tell colleague to use respectful tone in emails

Once in a while I come across situation where I get email from colleagues (who are not my bosses or superior. In fact in most cases, I am at relatively senior position to them) where the tone is more ...
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Business Etiquette: Editing out information in an email chain

I recently had an experience where I had to send multiple reminders to someone in another part of the company for an answer they said they would provide. My last reminder included the fact that ...
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Forward an Issue to the concern person

The business people sent a mail to us that "The application is failing frequently with same error". They want to us to look into the issue,but we are not the right person. How do we forward this issue ...
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