By Alison Green
If you're like most job seekers, you know that you're supposed to send a thank-you note after an interview, but you're not quite sure what that note should say or what makes a good one. Here are the five most important things to know about how a post-interview thank-you note can increase your... Read More »
A Knock em Dead Facebook follower writes, "When writing a 'Thank you for the interview' letter, should I address the person by first name since I usually refer to them by their first name in the interview?"
An interesting question of professional etiquette, where as much depends on the age and status... Read More »
You felt the interview went well. The hiring manager gave you the impression the company wants to fill the position quickly. But you're still waiting for a response and you are starting to get quite anxious.
How long should you wait before following up on an interview, and when you do follow up, what should... Read More »
Young job seekers fear the interview more than any other aspect of the job-seeking process, which just might support the theory that they use electronic devices to communicate so much that their one-on-one skills suffer. A new poll of young adults conducted by Everest reveals that the job interview itself... Read More »
Follow-up notes have become a critical component in the job search process. One reason for this is because, as companies battered by the recession have become more cautious, the hiring process is more drawn out. If for instance, you interviewed at a company five weeks ago, the odds are that by now you've... Read More »
Writing a thank-you note is a great way to celebrate Bosses Day. (The holiday is usually Oct. 16, but when the day falls on a Saturday, as it does this year, Bosses Day is observed on Friday, Oct. 15.) Your boss will enjoy receiving a written recognition of the day, whether your working relationship is... Read More »
By Gwen Parkes
Handwritten thank you notes and cards are an older etiquette formality, but they still apply in today's workplace. "It is never wrong to say thank you, and you cannot say it enough, says Lisa Gaché founder and CEO of Beverly Hills Manners.
In fact, a thank you note is not only a follow-up... Read More »
Nostalgia for better days is nothing new. The world as a whole was a better place back in your day, wasn't it? The music, your family, manners, society -- they really knew how to do things right. At least, that's what you hear. Depending on what you're talking about, the past might have been better. In other... Read More »
Not much. But the Department of Labor reports that the average number of minutes unemployed Americans are spending looking for a job each day is 18 minutes. What can those 18 minutes possibly translate into? Checking one job board, making one phone call, connecting to a few friends and colleagues online, or... Read More »