SHOULD YOU SEND A FOLLOW-UP EMAIL? HELL YES, SAY THESE EXPERTS
Published in Collective Hub, 2 August 2017
I was recently interviewed by LIZZA GEBILAGIN for this article in Collective Hub. Here is an excerpt:
Remember your manners (and professionalism)
When you’re writing a follow-up email, focus on being polite. “Make sure the tone of your email is a gentle reminder, not a demand for attention,” career management coach Jane Jackson says. “Also be concise – as it’s a follow-up email, don’t waffle – get to the point and offer to provide additional information should they require it to make a decision.”
The last thing Jane suggests to entice a response is to add value. “You could include an attachment or a link to information or an article that would be of interest or add value to them. This will show you have done your research and are willing to go the extra mile to make a difference to them,” Jane says.
Once you have all the pieces in place, don’t hit send until you’ve checked for typos. “When following up on a business email, the worst thing you could do is not to proofread your message.
Sending a follow-up email with typos is broadcasting your lack of attention to detail, potentially shoddy work in the future and it just looks sloppy,” Jane says. “Remember that your email is an extension of your personal brand – what you put out there is a reflection of who you are, your professionalism, the way you do things and whether you really care.”
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