Job Seeking ‘Netiquette’
10. PRACTICE SAFE EMAILING > Update your virus protection software. You don’t want to send an employer a virus.
9. SEND REFERENCES LATER > One attachment is enough. Your references will be looked at if you get past the interview stage.
8. DON'T SHOUT > When posting your resume or responding to a job posting, use the upper & lower case letters. Do not use ALL CAPS! No one likes being shouted at.
7. SEND A COVER LETTER > Yes, employers do read them. Just keep them short, and specific to the employer and their posting.
6. ONE APPLICATION IS FINE > Don't keep sending your resume. Remember it is way too easy to use the delete button. Resending it after 90 days is fine.
5. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS > Respond in the manner in which the employer requests. Employers think, “If they can't follow instructions now, then when will they?"
4. USE WORD or PDF > if e-mailing your resume. Why is this so high in the rankings? Imagine your chances if the employer can't open your resume.
3. DON'T FORGET WHERE YOU WORK > Employment details are the most important thing on your resume.
2. STAND OUT, BUT MIND YOUR MANNERS > Be clever, but remember that most employers really appreciate correct spelling, grammar, manners and professionalism. Your email should not be email@example.com.
1. ALWAYS SEND A THANK YOU NOTE > Most employers say a post-interview note is valuable to candidacy. Maybe even consider a thank you note for receiving a rejection letter. You never know....