Is 2018 going to be the year you step it up in your career? We could all use some advice on how to navigate the workplace and take control of our careers – and not just slog through the day counting down the minutes until quitting time. Here’s to making 2018 your best career year yet!

 

Land a new job

 

Searching for a new job can feel like an endless, thankless task. A combination of scouring job boards, writing cover letters, preparing resumes, and cramp from keeping your fingers crossed means it’s not entirely stress-free! Here at SaneBox, we understand your pain. We put together the perfect checklist for all your job hunting needs. Read more

 

Master the out-of-office email reply

 

We see them almost every week — the out of office email reply from a colleague or contact that helps us think of our next vacation, sipping mojitos in the Maldives! The out of office reply is so ubiquitous, you probably haven’t thought about yours much since you set yours up. True, every time you go on vacation you change the dates in the notification, and from time to time you adjust the wording slightly. But, with a little extra effort, you could do more. Here’s how to make your out of office just a little bit better. Read more

 

Identify workplace burnout before burning out

 

Stress seems to be an accepted part of modern life. We have so many demands placed on us by work, family, and circumstance — unreasonable deadlines, overbearing bosses, questioning relatives, a never-ending to do list, money problems, the emotional needs of others, and more. You might be wondering what you can do to deal with stress and burnout in your life. The good news is that with a little reflection, some objectivity, and a willingness to do things differently, you can significantly reduce your stress levels. Read more

 

Ask for well-deserved vacation time with ease

 

Like many workers, you probably spend some of your time at work thinking about not being at work! If that’s the case, how do you go about requesting time off in a way that works for you, your boss, and your team? We’re glad you asked, because here comes the SaneBox scoop on the best way to email your manager to request time off. Read more

 

Disconnect from the distraction of email

 

Here at SaneBox, we love email — when it’s used well. That’s a crucial distinction. When you understand and use email effectively, it can be a fantastic tool. When you and your colleagues use email indiscriminately, it can be a huge drain on time and productivity. Here’s how to get better at using email. Read more

 

Contact your clients like a pro

 

Developing great customer relationships is based on one key factor — trust. One of the best ways to make (or break) trust is through communication. That makes written communication, including emails, one of the most vital ways you can interact. Here, we give you the email templates you need to contact your clients like a pro. Read more

 

Hack your productivity

 

As entrepreneurs, there’s always a seemingly infinite list of things to do. When one task is accomplished, another magically appears to fill its spot. If only there were more time in a day. One strategy for handling this could be mastering time travel or becoming a wizard. For the rest of us, there are some tested and proven approaches that can help you become more focused, creative, and overall productive. Take a look at some hacks from eight influencers who are famous for their ability to clear their productivity plates and ask for more. Read more

 

Write the cover letter that lands you the interview

 

The days of spending our working lives in one company are behind us. Technology advances, competitive business, and expanding consumer choice means if you want the perfect career, you’ll need to move between organizations. But, before you can do that, you have to get your foot in the door. Read more

 

Turn cold leads warm

 

When you know the right tools and techniques, and you can create genuine value for your audience, you can turn a “cold lead” into a warm one. We’ve worked together with our good friends at Reply.io (who know everything about great marketing) to put together the SaneBox Scoop for writing much better marketing emails. Read more

 

Use email to stay on top of your finances

 

Salary, income, expenses, taxes, retirement, credit card statements, bills, investments — there’s a lot of financial stuff to keep track of. The truth is, many of us aren’t that great at managing our money, and that’s often for a simple reason, it’s complicated! Be a master of your money with this super-helpful guide on using email to help you manage your finances. Read more