The Gentle Art of the Out of Office Reply

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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 the SaneBox Scoop on making your out of office just a little bit better.

How to Ruin Your Entire Team’s Productivity With Email

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Here at SaneBox, we’re pretty serious about helping you use email in a more efficient, effective, and productive way. Behind our happy-go-lucky attitude, smiles, and beautiful software, our mission is to make email awesome.

 

But, we thought, let’s try a little experiment. What, exactly, would you have to do to make email truly awful? How could you kill productivity throughout your team, listen to stifled screams, and create a feeling of cold dread when your email arrives in someone else’s inbox?

 

We’re so glad you asked. Here’s the SaneBox Scoop of what you can do to make email into a truly horrifying experience that encourages everyone in your team to hit the “delete” key. So, with tongue firmly in cheek, here’s how to weaponize your email and make others want to kill it with fire.

Using Email to Stay on Top of Your Finances

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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! Fortunately, the good people over at Money Crashers have got your back. They’ve been giving out fantastic financial advice for years, and we worked with them to put together this super-helpful guide on using email to help you manage your finances.

 

Here’s the SaneBox Scoop on how to be a master of money.

SaneSnooze — Prioritize Your Emails and Hide Them Until You Need to Act

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Fear not friends, here at SaneBox we’re very familiar with the deluge of emails that plague the inboxes of the unprepared. We’ve got our own way to slash and burn through that myriad of messages — we call it SaneSnooze, and it will revolutionize how you respond to email.

A Most Productive Interview — Recruiterbox Spills the Beans

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If you like what we do here at SaneBox, you know how obsessed we are with productivity. Less time spent “administering” email means more time spent doing enjoyable and interesting tasks to make your life easier.

 

Of course, we’re not alone in this. Our friends over at Recruiterbox know a thing or two about working more effectively. Their platform is squarely aimed at making it easier to find the right people for the right roles. They’ve streamlined finding, sorting, shortlisting, interviewing, and placing candidates into an art form. We figured they had something to teach us, so we sat down and picked their brains all about what’s helped them in business.

How to write the Perfect Pitch Email as a Freelancer

How to write the Perfect Pitch Email as a Freelancer

 

For many of us, the idea of a traditional work environment or career is vanishing. Changes in technology, the gig economy, increased mobility, and a desire for freedom means more and more people are opting for a freelance working lifestyle. It’s easy to see why — the idea of working from home, not having to deal with office politics, and the ability to work on your own terms is very attractive.