Email Organization 101: How to Achieve Inbox Zero

April 19, 2017

Today on EVEsdropping, we're talking email organization via Inbox Zero, how to turn your internship into a full-time job, plus we're introducing some new segments, called "Dear HBIC" and "Would You Rather" (you might've heard of the latter, idk). 

Real Talk: Email Organization/Inbox Zero

  • Create specific folders.

    • Lots, and lots, and lots of folders.
  • When an email comes in, do something with it.
    • Is it something you need to keep for reference? Move to a folder.
    • Is it a task you need to complete? Leave it in your inbox. Could you complete the task in less than like 3 min? Just do it.
  • If it’s an email in a thread, delete the earlier emails and keep the later ones. The later messages still have all the info you need in them.
  • Don’t get behind. It’s easier to get an inbox with 50 emails back down to zero than it is 300.
  • Unsubscribe, unsubscribe, unsubscribe.

Dear HBIC

  • “I’m an intern and I really like the company I’m working for. I’m definitely open to working here after graduation, but they haven’t asked me to stay. Should I wait for them to bring it up, or let them know that I’d like to come on full-time? And what do I even say?”
  • Step one: Make sure you're good at your job and your employer likes you. Step two: Ask for it as soon as you know your plans after graduation. Step three: Slay.

Would You Rather...

  • Never use emojis ever again or only be able to send the poop emoji?
  • Sleep with your boss and get a promotion (but no one knows) or would you rather get a promotion and have everyone think you slept with your boss but you didn’t?

What We’re Loving This Week

Boss and/or Adulting Moment

  • Elise: I'm becoming videographer for a day; our videographer couldn't make it to a video interview shoot this week so I'm filling in. He showed me how to use the camera and gave me a checklist, so I'm officially adding "videographer temp" to my resume.
  • Meleah: I am making phone calls like a madwoman. I’m renovating/buying/who tf knows this house that was built in 1915 and it needs some work. I’m getting every service out there to get me a bid.

 Tell us how many emails YOU have in your inbox by using the hashtag #JustEVEsdropping. And send your questions for "Dear HBIC" to hitusup@earnspendlive.com!

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