5 Email Templates to Save You Time

emailsAuthor: Kayla Mathews
Source: The Daily Muse

I’m obsessed with being as productive as humanly possible, whether that’s setting better deadlines or finding the most effective way to schedule my days.

But my inbox was still a huge time-suck. And the kicker is: I was sending a lot of the same emails over and over again.

That’s when I started using canned responses. If you’re not familiar with them, you can save a response you craft and then, instead of constantly retyping it, you can click and insert it into your email, saving you time and effort.

Not sold yet? I’ve written five common, time-saving templates to get you started that’ll convince you this makes sense. (But first, you need to get set-up. If you’re a Gmail user, you’ll find instructions here. And if you’re an Outlook user, they’re called “Quick Parts,” and you can see them here.)

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Holiday Jobs To Pay The Bills

gifts-300x225Author: Farnoosh Torabi
Source: CBS News


During my sophomore year in college, I worked three part-time jobs — including hostessing, ad sales at the college newspaper, and selling my class notes. Collectively, the paychecks helped me be build a nice little Christmas nest egg and be quite a generous gift giver that holiday. (Of course, I probably could have benefited more by saving that money and applying it towards grad school instead of that rare and pricey Beanie Baby purchased off eBay for my then 8-year-old brother — but his shriek/fist pump upon opening the gift made it all worth it.)

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Awesome Resource: 101 Career Tips You Can Learn in 3 Seconds

tm-pilbox.global.ssl.fastly.netAuthor: Lily Herman
Source: The Muse

We know—you want great career advice, but sometimes, you just don’t have time to read lengthy articles or books.

Well, today, you’re in luck: We’ve distilled some of the best-ever advice on The Daily Muse into bite-sized chunks that you can scan in a matter of seconds.

Or, better yet—that you can share with your entourage! Each tip is 140 characters or fewer, so you can easily copy and paste your favorites to share with your followers all over the web.

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Awesome Resource: Resume Advice Collected

static1.squarespace.comSource: Monster.com

Writing your resume can be hard. You have to ensure you include all of your relevant accomplishments while simultaneously explaining or avoiding any problem periods. Thankfully, Monster.com has a huge collection of resume writing advice, from how to effectively write a resume title, to advice on how to deal with personal information such as disclosing disabilities. In addition you’ll find tips for tailoring your resume to various individual industries, as well as advice on dealing with some of the common dilemmas resume writers run into. Check it out, you can’t afford not to!

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Awesome Career Resource: Jobs by Occupational Field

careerSource: Careers.org

From jobs in farming, fishing, and forestry to careers in management, business, and finance, Careers.org has assembled in-depth information about thousands of occupations within every major career field.

In the next ten years every career field is expected to experience some amount of job growth. While smaller employment gains are projected in production-based occupations and those in installation, maintenance, and repair, serious gains are expected in professional and related occupations and those in the service industry.

Browse our in-depth Occupational Profiles below, which contain specific information for thousands of occupations, including: the nature of work; average earnings; underlying training and education; related occupations; and corresponding academic programs.

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