Professional Development for Healthcare Professions Blog

Monday Technology Tip- Be Professional With Email

Posted by Chad Sines on Mon, Dec 05, 2011 @ 02:47 PM

Med-Line School of Medical TranscriptionToday's tech tip is one I read in a leading business blog today. I read it and thought it was one of those “duh” comments, but in thinking back it is a mistake many make in all industries. It is another professional development tip. 

So here it is. Whenever you send email, send it from YOUR email address. Not you kid’s, spouse’s, etc email address. There is no legitimate reason why any professional does not have their own private email address. It comes across as unprofessional and makes it look like someone else is hunting for that job for you or you are not tech savvy enough to use email. And in this day and age if you cannot handle email, then few will want you in a virtual environment. 

This goes back to the professional email address blog. Use firstname.lastname@... and you will really stand out. Keep your signature neat and concise. Keep your emails without stationary or any other fluff. Black text, size 12, normal font. Never use all caps, never red to shout. 

If you do these few little things you will definitely be presenting yourself well.

Topics: Professional Development, Technology Tip