Career Advice: What to know before you pick up the phone

Hallie Crawford, Certified Career Coach, recently wrote an article, “6 Rules for Texting at Work“. The article has been published on USNews.com!

texting at work6 Rules for Texting at Work, by Hallie Crawford

In today’s high-tech world, texting is increasingly replacing the more traditional phone call. A 2011 Pew Research Center report found that Americans ages 18 to 29 send or receive an average of 88 texts per day, compared to 17 phone calls. A few years later, we can safely assume the trend continues.

Texting can be a useful method of communication in many circumstances, personally and professionally. But, just like anything else, when you cross the line into the professional realm, you need to be mindful of what you’re doing and whether that method of communication is the best one to use for whatever you’re trying to accomplish in that moment. You should also consider if texting at the time you are choosing to do so is the right message to send to those around you.

So when deciding to text on the job, here are a few things to keep in mind before you hit “send.”

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