3 Ways to Stop Letting Email Hurt Your IT Career

Most IT professionals- from the IT headhunters to the IT consultants – wouldn’t be able to function without email.  But maybe the way you use email is hurting you in your IT jobs.  Maybe your inbox is flooded with useless emails from other IT recruiters or IT contractors.  Or worse, maybe you’re the one sending useless emails to IT managers and slowly making them lose confidence in you.  Here are 3 ways to stop hurting yourself professionally with your email.

  1. Stop and think before reading or sending.  Will I benefit from reading this or will somebody benefit if I send this?  Can I just send this as part of another message or, better yet, in person or on the phone?  Can I stop by and say hello to this person instead of reading their silly forward?  Do your part to stop the email madness and your productivity and coworkers and managers will appreciate it.
  2. Keep it clean.  Literally and figuratively.  Never put anything in an email that you wouldn’t want the entire world to see.  Who knows when something you say might be forwarded to somebody else?  And keep a clean email box.  Never deleting anything means you can never find that important email with the info that will save the day.
  3. Cut the addiction and save yourself and others some time.  Responding to every email immediately will only breed more emails.  Do yourself a favor and answer emails only a few set times a day.  You’ll be able to focus on your work and get more done and your coworkers and managers will notice your productivity.  They’ll probably appreciate the cleaner inboxes, too.


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AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.