With summer in full swing, you probably have some vacations planned and are excited to get away from the stress of work. In the back of your mind, though, you’re probably worried about coming back to an overflowing inbox and a neverending list of people to respond to. So much for the initial excitement, huh?
According to a 2018 survey of over 4,3000 employees, a whopping 52% ended the year with unused vacation days due to heavy workloads and a fear of being let go. As far as those who do take time off, many report that they still make themselves available to work and email on vacation.
Even as digital security systems become more and more advanced, cybersecurity threats keep evolving.
You’ve undoubtedly heard about cybersecurity dangers and the risks involved with working with an insecure system. A place to stay especially vigilant in regards to cybersecurity is in your inbox. According to Verizon’s 2018 Breach Investigations report, 92 percent of malware is delivered by email.
Cold emailing is a difficult communication method to pull off, for a couple of reasons. You don’t have a relationship with the receiver yet, and you lack non-verbal reactions in real-time, which means you can’t adjust your approach. This results in most cold emails failing.
However, there are a few tricks to get them to succeed. (By the way, in this article, we are covering how to contact an individual, not how to send sales emails). Whether you’re looking to pitch a story to an editor, land a job, or even get the attention of an investor, cold emailing can work in your favor. Here are our tips on how to reach out to strangers effectively and respectfully for a better chance of a response.
As unfortunate as the statistics are, the tech industry is still a man’s world – which is why it’s more important than ever to find a support system. The following organizations and businesses offer community, support, mentorship, events, and more for women at any stage in their tech career.
“Never stop learning.” This principle is followed by entrepreneurs and successful people everywhere as a totem of progressing in their careers. Knowledge is power, which is why growing your arsenal of education is essential to go as far as you can.
Thankfully, technology makes it easy to learn even when you’re on-the-go, while cooking dinner, taking a walk, and even when you’re commuting in your car. Listening to podcasts is an engaging and fun way to learn about any topic you want – there’s something out there for everyone.
Podcasts can be an excellent source of information that’s easy to consume. Here are ten of our favorite productivity-related podcasts that will help you achieve success.
“Why can’t I send the password through email? It’s so convenient!”
If you’ve heard or thought this question before, you’re right – it is convenient! But is it safe? Not so much.
Sending passwords through email is a common practice, but the potential for unintentional disclosure of private and personal information is sky-high. This tends to happen frequently in the workplace, as employees may not understand the ramifications of such disclosure or may not be cognizant of the confidentiality of certain data.
Americans spend more than 100 hours per year commuting to work, with an average one-way drive-time of around 25.5 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. When you do the math, that adds up to more than the allotted time workers receive for vacation (two weeks, 80 hours). All of this means employees are spending more time driving than ever – there were 139 million workers commuting in 2014, according to the same report.