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 three 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.
“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
Elise: Still my NECTAR mattress, holla. Read the review and use our coupon code ESL100 to get $100 off your mattress purchase!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!