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Use your out-of-office to promote yourself

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Out-of-office email generally is used as a courtesy to let others know you’re on vacation and won’t be responding for a while, but there are other ways you can use that function to make yourself a little more memorable. Here are some examples.

Tell people what you’re working on. If you’re attending a conference or busy with a big project, describe it in your message, and invite people to check it out with a link.

Add an article. Include a link to an article you recently wrote or one that’s interesting about your industry. Change the link with each new out-of-office message to keep it fresh.

Share your travel experience. Add a photo of your business conference or the team you’re traveling with. If you’re on vacation, add a photo of something you stumble across that’s related to your business.

— Adapted from “What Successful People Say In Out Of Office Email (That You’re Missing Out On),” Avery Blank, Forbes.

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