Resources To Help You Write Better Emails

Resources To Help You Write Better Emails

Sure, you've written a lot of emails in the past, but when you start working in the industry, emails become a key form of daily communication that keep things running smoothly (alongside other tools like Slack, Voxer, and good ol' face-to-face meetings). Here are a few resources to help you become a better communicator via email and instantly be better at your job, no matter your role.

Soham gives us a look back at the early days of his career and how he stays motivated, and shares his thoughts on entering the Burger King’s Fools' Challenge

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5 Unspoken Rules For Emails

5 Unspoken Rules For Emails

When we start our first internship or job, or start reaching out to people during our job search, it's assumed that we know how to use email. While you've got the basics down, there are several unspoken rules that you might not know about sending professional emails. Instead of learning them the hard way, here are five of them, so you can be an email pro from Day 1. 

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Writing Follow-Up Emails For 3 Scenarios

Writing Follow-Up Emails For 3 Scenarios

The follow-up email is one of your most important tools for getting what you want, be it a job, a meeting, or simply making a new connection. It makes sense that the more you ask for something, the more likely you are to get it. But how to follow up can be tricky, a balance between not wanting to be forgotten and not wanting to come off as annoying or overwhelming. Here are some tips for writing and sending follow-up emails in 3 common scenarios.

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How To Disconnect From Work While On Vacation

How To Disconnect From Work While On Vacation

The holidays are right around the corner, and you're looking forward to putting up your out-of-office email. But sometimes it can be hard to truly disconnect from work, especially when you're still trying to prove yourself as young talent, or you're hustling to get your portfolio together as a student. Here are some tips to help you set boundaries and step away from work, so you're able to reset and recharge during your time off. 

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4 Reasons You Haven't Heard Back—And How To Get A Response

4 Reasons You Haven't Heard Back—And How To Get A Response

You worked hard on a job or internship application and crossed your fingers when you pressed Send. And then nothing. Crickets. There are several reasons why you don't hear back about a job application, and while some things are out of our control, the more you understand why people aren't responding, the better you'll be able to adjust your approach to up your chances of getting a reply

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How To Network In A Genuine Way

How To Network In A Genuine Way

Nayantara Dutta is a Trends Researcher at J. Walter Thompson who started reading We Are Next when she was still a student. As a Psychology major who barely knew anyone in advertising, she had to build her network from scratch and learned a lot along the way. Now on the other side, she shares her detailed tips on making networking more personal, both in-person and online. Because we all know how crucial connecting with people in the industry is in your career.

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Reaching Out To Potential Mentors The Right Way

Reaching Out To Potential Mentors The Right Way

No one gets to where they've gotten alone. Reaching out to people in the industry who can provide guidance, a shoulder to lean on when things get rough, and potentially open doors to new opportunities is a hugely important part of everyone's career path. But how do you start making those connections in the first place? Here are 5 tips on how to reach out to potential mentors the right way, including where to find a fresh crop of them, pulled from February's Black History Month content. 

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Apply To Jobs More Successfully With These 5 Tips

Apply To Jobs More Successfully With These 5 Tips

As someone who both reviews job applications (as an Account Lead at Grenadier in Boulder, CO) and helps students prepare theirs (as a teacher of Creative Account Management at the University of Colorado Boulder), Eric Forsyth is the perfect person to turn to for tips on applying for a job. (His 6.5 years at CP+B in Boulder, London and Miami help too!) Let's get into it—here's Eric.

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Requesting an Informational Interview

Requesting an Informational Interview

After shortlisting the right agencies and priming your resume, the informational interview is one of your most underrated tools. By informational interview, I mean reaching out to someone at an agency you're interested in—whether it's your first one or your next step—to ask for a conversation (via email, phone or in-person) that helps you learn more.

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