There’s no such thing as a “job for life” anymore. Most of us use the power of the internet, references, and recommendations to stay very mobile in our careers. Whether you’re making a sideways move, taking a step up the career ladder, or applying for another role, your cover letter makes a big difference to getting your foot in the door.
We’re excited to kick off our new productivity content series here at SaneBox – interviews with some of the top leaders in the tech industry and beyond. We hope you’ll be inspired by their productivity wisdom, as well as their fascinating career learnings thus far.
First up, we’re featuring Nir Eyal, who has been dubbed “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology” by the M.I.T. Technology Review. Nir is the author of the bestselling book, “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products,” an essential read for entrepreneurs looking to understand what it takes to create highly engaging products that capture widespread attention. He has founded two tech companies since 2003, and taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Nir is also active in the Silicon Valley tech scene – he serves as a contributing writer at TechCrunch, and is an active investor in habit-forming technologies. You can follow Nir on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and check out his website here.
Today, Nir shares his daily email practices, his morning and nightly routines, and how he combats bad habits that hinder his productivity – among many other things! We hope you enjoy reading and learning from Nir’s varied influence in the tech space, backed up by years of research, consulting, and practical experience. If you have any questions for Nir, please leave them in the comments section below!
Unless you’re the top banana in your business, there will be numerous occasions every week when you need to email your boss. Whether it’s giving them updates, sharing information, asking for time off, getting answers, or (gulp!) admitting to a mistake, here are the email templates you need.
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.
We constantly need to login to software and services. Whether it’s your workstation, laptop, phone, social network, or software at work, we need access to dozens of passwords. In fact, research suggests the average person has between 25 and 35 unique logins they need to remember. If you’re not using a password manager, that can be a real problem. It’s no wonder that nearly 40% of people forget a password at least once a week.
Many people see email marketing as an (un)necessary evil! It’s true that a lot of email marketing goes straight into the spam folder or is only glanced at briefly before suffering the indignity of the delete key. The truth is though, that done in the right way, email marketing can still be a surprisingly effective way of attracting customers.
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.