E-MAIL: Things to consider before you hit “send”

How many e-mails do you send during a given day?  While e-mail can be a very convenient and time-saving tool, there are also pitfalls to this form of communication.  In her Wall Street Journal article “Email Etiquette at Work,” Nikita Garia provides advice about the use of email, especially within the work environment.  She covers basic things that we might take for granted, such as proper grammar and spelling, as well as tips to avoid the embarrassment of hitting “reply all” when you only intended one specific recipient to read your message. 

We may be tempted to be less formal when communicating with someone by e-mail; unfortunately this can leave a poor impression about us with the reader.  So, whether you are a current student or recent graduate, consider these guidelines when you are communicating by e-mail to faculty, staff, employers, customers or potential graduate programs.  View the complete article at:  http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2011/06/03/career-journal-email-etiquette-for-the-workplace/