Write Your Email Subject First For Maximum Impact

Write Your Email Subject First For Maximum Impact
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When you’re composing an email, what you write in the body is obviously important — but the subject line is what people will see first, and can make the difference between your mail being read or ignored. Ensure it’s effective by writing it first.

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Business Insider highlights that point in a roundup of tips for writing better emails. As career expert Amanda Augustine points out: “n email with a blank subject line will likely go unread or get lost in a cluttered inbox. Write the subject line before the email so you know it’s taken care of.” Beyond that, taking time to refine the subject also means you’ll have a better idea of what you want to say in the email itself.

Other points to bear in mind when composing your email subject include keeping it brief, ensuring it includes a call to action and mentioning certifications if you’re applying for a job. The full Business Insider article has lots of other tips, so check it out before you compose your next missive.

15 Tips For Writing An Excellent Email Subject Line [Business Insider]


  • So… there are business focused email clients that *don’t* warn you about this?

    Whilst I do write my email subject first, outlook yells at you by default, and gives you the reason that it’s likely to be filtered out/ignored.

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