Career Coach: Learn Proper Netiquette
If you are in the job market, keep the employers you've contacted up to date with any contact information changes, especially e-mail addresses. You want them to be able to reach you for that test or interview, or better yet, job offer at all times. E-mail allows an employer to reach you at any time, regardless of time zones and is often a preferred method to communicate with applicants.
If someone contacts you with career information of any kind, be polite and professional in your reply. Remember that though you are online, it is not a time to flame someone -- as it could lead to a difficult time finding work. Be careful about what you post to online groups as well. E-mail is the least censored communication we create, yet it can travel around the world in just minutes and be kept forever...
Pamela Kleibrink Thompson is a career coach, recruiter and hiring strategist. She has been writing articles for Animation World Network for a number of years and both loves and hates to get e-mail.