Month: April, 2012
In Debra Benton’s new book, The Virtual Executive, she relays the following exchange with a former marketing assistant:
Debra: What are you doing?
Debra: Yeah, but what are you working on?
Assistant: E-mail. I’m reading my e-mail.
Debra: Look at me.
Debra: E-mail isn’t a real thing. The upcoming event is a real thing. Getting the press to the event definitely is a real thing. But e-mail is just a tool. When you leave here for a different job, are you going to list on your resume, “Read e-mail?”
Comments, Joe and Wanda?
Joe Kerr: So does that mean I can’t list, “Attend Meetings” on my resume either?
Wanda B. Goode: Well said Debra. Unfortunately, many of us get swallowed up in the reactive mode of overly attentive email baby sitters. Below are some links to tips on how to use email as a tool as opposed to allowing it to dictate our priorities and workload.