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E-mail Etiquette

Learning to communicate effectively and concisely is key, especially if you are searching for a job.   Here are a few simple rules to follow when composing and sending business email: 

  1. Use concise subject lines. Summarize briefly, don’t describe.  Consider using subject lines that include “Action Required” or “FYI.”
  2. Remind the person you're contacting who you are if you only met briefly.
  3. Introduce yourself if you haven't met at all (You were recommended to contact them by a professor).
  4. Do not CC people unless they have a vested interest in the topic.
  5. Minimize your use of “reply-to-all,” more often than not your response will have a more limited audience.
  6. Be careful when sending messages to large distribution lists – think before you hit send.

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