Articles about Templates
How to apply for a job even if the company isn’t hiring
You can wait for hiring opportunities or you can grab them. A polished email introduction to a company could change the entire course of your career.
A guide to writing the perfect pitch to secure a side hustle
Career happiness doesn’t have to be just a far-fetched idea. A side hustle can make it a reality, and if you need help getting a start, this can help.
How leaders should write a ‘long-term vision’ email
When you write a “big idea” or long-term planning email, the danger is to write too much. If your employees open an email and are smacked right away with 14 giant paragraphs that scroll and scroll, they will recoil and dread the 30 minutes they need to spend sifting through your manifesto.
How a manager should critique an employee’s work
Constructive criticism is essential for team dynamics. If your employees don’t improve a little each day, then the company as a whole will languish. Still, there’s a proper way to dispense critiques while you manage the relationship and remain in control as a leader.
How to ask for a referral, and the template you should use
There are a million ways to mess up when you ask someone for a referral for a job or for someone else — especially if you don't know how well the two people know each other. Here's what to keep in mind.
The email every leader should write
Are you a “rising star” at your job or an organization outside of work? To cement your “leader” status, use this email template and let others show what they can do.
How to ask for a networking meeting with a coworker
If you want to brainstorm or learn from a coworker, ask politely for the person’s time but include parameters on when the meeting should happen.