Spring clean your inbox

by | Apr 5, 2019 | Career Advice | 0 comments

Have you ever scrolled to the end of your inbox? I am sure you will find some emails at the very end you were never answering and they are no longer needed. The messiest thing in your life is probably your inbox, with lots of old and useless emails. So it is time to get your inbox cleaned. Here are some tips to how:

1. Start at the end

We all know how it works; the emails on top of your inbox gets your attention. And so there are lots of emails at the end of your inbox, to which you will never reply. So the best way to start cleaning your inbox is at the end. Delete those emails you will never reply to, as it most probably too late anyway, and don’t need any archiving. This will already feel like you made some headway and are ready for the next steps.

2. Unsubscribe

How many newsletter do you get you actually never read? Check which newsletter are still important to you, where do you want to be kept informed and what does no longer play a role in your personal or professional life. Search your inbox using terms like “newsletter”, “unsubscribe” or “no-reply” to find these emails. Unsubscribe from those you never actually read.

3. Rules

Now that you have cleared up what has cluttered your inbox, it is time to get organised. Newsletter you receive on a regular basis but you can’t read right away can be automatically stored under a specific label. Start with creating labels based on themes for the messages you want to store, such as “Career Tips”. Tip: start your label with an underscore so they are on top of your label list, e.g. “_Career Tips”.

With the help of filters, you can now automatically label these newsletter and read them later. Find out how to label emails in Gmail here: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/6579?hl=en

Take time to read through these emails, maybe when you are commuting to work or have your Sunday Morning coffee. Was the information useful? If not, delete the email right after you have read it.

Were these tips helpful? Don’t forget to join us and sign up now to get all tips, insights and news to build your best career in tech.

Other posts you might like to read

Tech Inspired with Nicole Becker

Tech Inspired with Nicole Becker

Meet Nicole Becker, who is responsible for marketing, sales and partner management at BSI and embraces live as a mom and wife. She started her career in tech during the dot-com phase after finishing her studies in international economy. In her first job she realised...

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling in Leadership with Priska Burkard

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling in Leadership with Priska Burkard

Listen to this podcast with Roxanne and Priska Our co-founder Priska has been invited by Roxanne Derhodge to talk about her experience with leadership in finance and tech in her podcast. Specially in the tech industry, invisible barrier, so called glass ceilings, are...

Ask these 3 questions to understand the culture of a company

Ask these 3 questions to understand the culture of a company

Are you about to head to your next job interview? Finding a purposeful career is something, that has been on the mind of many people specially after the pandemic. Job searcher are not going for any job, they are looking for a position that fits their values, career...

Join us & get a
free Coaching Call