~ this month we’re blogging tips on a new job search ~
Could it be true that 2/3 of American’s don’t know who Emily Post is? Probably.
You have to be on your absolute best behavior when you’re engaging in a job search.
Want to stand out? Write a thank you note after an interview. I’m guessing less than 5% of candidates do that [but yikes, make sure it’s grammatically correct- a typo in the name of the company is definitely cause to rule you out, and yes, it’s happened].
I hate to be ‘mom’ but be on time [5 minutes early, hang out in the parking lot and catch up on email], turn off the cellphone, don’t interrupt, thank the interviewer and everyone else you meet with, blah, blah, blah.
But unlike Emily’s advice, it’s now 2010, ditch the linen stationary, we’ve gone digital. People still send us resumes printed on super thick, beautiful paper and frankly, we don’t know what to do with them. Once in a blue moon, freak someone out and send a hand written thank you card, but never for an interview.