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Template Toolbox | Out-of-Office Email When You’re Going to a Conference

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When you’re out of the office on vacation, the most important part is letting colleagues, clients, and contacts know when you’ll be back and who they can connect with in your absence. But if you’re off to a conference or professional development event, there are other things to highlight in addition to the basics. Take […]

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Template Toolbox | Out of Office for Maternity, Paternity, New Parent Leave

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When you’re preparing for maternity, paternity, or new parent leave, there’s a lot to get through, to say the least. You have projects to transition, loose ends to tie up, calls to make, budgets and reports to finalize, and short-term transition plans to draft. It can start to feel like you’re leaving your job, but […]

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Template Toolbox | How to Decline a Job Offer via Email

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If, after getting a job offer, you decide to turn it down, it’s important that you do it in a way that comes across as professional and appreciative. If you’re considering declining an offer via email, first consider these questions: Are you hoping for a new offer based on your feedback? Were you offered the […]

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Template Toolbox | 2 Email Templates for Requesting an Interview

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In my last post, you saw two templates for growing your network and locating opportunities for future jobs. Today, I’ll share two more templates that focus on requesting an interview—either an informational interview to learn about the organization, or an actual job interview. Before diving in, a quick refresher on the rules of good email: Short […]

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