Browser plugins will change the way you ‘internet’ forever

Research and Use Plugins

Email is email right. Wrong. Email with plugins can be brilliant, fantastic even.

You can tell I am excited by all this!

Why are plugins such a brilliant thing?

Time saving.

Time saving.

Time saving.

Depending on which software packages you use and which email suite you have there are a whole host of plugins that can work wonders. For instance I use Zoho, which has a Gmail plugin that allows you to enter data straight into the CRM, saving loads of time and effort. For GSuite I have used the Boomerang plugin that allows you to time when you send and email and also stop emails coming into your inbox.

On Outlook in the past I have used the Bullhorn and Evernote plugins.

Google “Gmail Plugins” or “Outlook Plugins” to find some of the best plugins on the market.

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Batch Emails and then turn them off

All emails are super important and you need to respond to them straight away said no successful person ever.

Emails like almost all tasks should be scheduled and batched into specific times each day.

Why should you do this? Emails are not that important and in 99.999999999% of the time they can wait a couple of hours. It is just control freak culture that keeps us checking emails, every five minutes of the day.

The benefits of batching emails are threefold:

Firstly: By batching your emails into slots e.g. 9am, 1pm and 4:30pm you can focus the rest of the day on the important tasks like business development calls and networking with candidates.

Secondly: You do not lose cognitive focus by switching between tasks. As you switch between tasks it can take up to ten minutes to get the brain into gear for the new task. That is alot of wasted brain power and focus.

Thirdly: By having your emails batched at specific times you are saying to yourself I am the master of my time and the captain of my inbox.

Now if you have to send a client or candidate a quick email you really should do it through the CRM or ATS if they have this functionality. This will stop the temptation to deal with other emails and will also keep them tracked as well.

Because if it is not tracked, it is not fact!

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Become an email god with email templates!

Templates of the Gods

Do you feel like you write the same emails time and time again? The chances are without even realising it, you are sending dozens maybe even hundreds of emails a week that are basically the same. What a waste of time, life, and energy.  

Templates are really a gift from the gods when it comes to emails.

Now depending on your email system, it can be easy or hard to have easy to access templates. I personally use the GSuite application – Inbox by Google which has a handy template feature making it really simple to create and send templates.

If you are using another programme like outlook, then this is a little trickier, but can easily be done.

Whatever programme you are using, creating email templates is a brilliant way to respond to emails quickly, and create world-class responses that just take a click of a button.

We suggest you make templates for the following situations below (I am sure you can come up with more ideas).

Candidate Submission Email to Client
Candidate Submission Confirmation to Candidate
Interview Confirmation – Client
Interview Confirmation – Candidate
Interview Confirmation – Meeting You
Rejection Email
Rejection Email – Can you call me back
Terms of Business Email
Client Invoice Email
Client Payment Chasing Letter One
Client Payment Chasing Letter Two
Client Payment Chasing Final Letter

Once one person has created these emails templates if you share them with your team the time-saving life hacking with be massive.

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Want a podcast? This app will help you do it in around an hour!

Sail off into the sunset with Anchor as it is so good at helping you set up a podcast.

Personally, I love a good podcast, it is exciting learning from some of the world greatest business and self help minds. From Tim Ferris to Anthony Robbins to the Renegade Recruiter, they all have insights that I personally think add real value to my day job.

Now you can join these giants and launch your own podcast in minutes and have episodes up on Apple podcasts in just 48 hours. All with your phone or tablet and thats all. How may you ask, can you achieve this feat? With the Anchor app.

Anchor is an Android and Apple App that harnesses the power of your phone and some computer wizardry to help you launch your very own podcast.

Your phone has an amazing microphone with noise reduction technology that makes it a perfect recording station. Anchor uses this to help you record podcasts. And it gets better, you record as if you are having a telephone conversation meaning that you are able to record whilst sitting at your desk and then edit and publish all from your phone.

It even has jingles!

I am really blown away by this App. Keep your eyes peeled for a Podcast soon.

You can find Anchor on the App store and Android marketplace as well as at https://anchor.fm/   

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