If you’re anything like me, you also tend to overthink messages before you send them. And with emails, the stakes are so much higher. Ending an email in the wrong way can mess up the tone that you were trying to convey. So, it’s always good to have a few different sign-offs up your sleeve. There are also some sign-offs that you probably want to stay away from completely.
1. Use: Regards
Regards is always a good choice to end an email that is formal. It gets boring after a while, but you can’t go wrong with Regards.
Don’t Use: Love
You shouldn’t end an email with the sign-off Love because if you love someone, you would probably do anything other than email them. In a professional environment, this should never end your email.
2. Use: Sincerely
If you are job searching, and you have to send your CV or Cover Letter by email, then Sincerely is a great way to end your email. It’s the right amount of formal for that. However, in a more casual email chain, it can come off as stiff.
Don’t Use: Thx Or Rgrds
Yeeaaaaahhhhhhhhhh … don’t do it. If you would rather be texting, go do that.