Web 2.0 for Professional Use/E-Mail
This page was created for viewers to gain a better understanding of using e-mail appropriately in the professional, business world. A tool, like e-mail, is only as powerful as the person operating it; therefore, it is important that the people writing, sending, and receiving e-mails are doing so effectively. This page serves to educate and guide the senders of e-mails on the basic construction of professional e-mails, general e-mail do's and don'ts, and professional Web etiquette when looking for a job.
Because of the transition in professional communication to e-mail, every legit professional has an e-mail address nowadays. If you are trying to reach a professional but do not know his or her e-mail address, here are three easy ways to acquire it:
1. Call and ask the receptionist.
2. Go to the company Web site and extrapolate.
- If you have JSmith@companywebsite.com, then all employees are in that format.
3. Ninety percent of the time it will follow one of three formats:
- JohnSmith@companywebsite.com, JSmith@companywebsite.com or JohnS@companywebsite.com.
- To ensure that you have reached the person, you can send it to all three of these possible addresses because the recipient won’t see the unsuccessful attempts