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The East African : Nov 3rd 2014
The EastAfrican ADVERTISEMENT NOVEMBER 1-7,2014 53 Reply email on the spot Do you procrastinate on email? Many of us do, saying: “I will reply that one later”. But as more messages come in, the earlier ones sink to the bottom of the screen. Before long, they are out of sight. You then forget about them. If they are important, the sender will follow up the matter with a telephone call. Quite embarrassing, if you haven’t given the email much thought. Hence the importance of handling office email promptly. If you need to find an answer to any, flag it and make a note somewhere on the same. You can also dedicate certain times during the course of your work as “email time”. The frequency of “email time” will depend on how much you rely on email for official functions. The relationship should be proportionate. Setting aside “email time” allows you to concentrate and respond to all queries on the spot. Never lie to employers Telling a single lie in your job application is enough to lock you out of that job you really desire. Studies indicate that about 93 per cent of hiring managers avoid a candidate, however good in other aspects, who has included a noticeable lie in their application. Dishonesty and work don’t mix.
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