Three Times When You Should Definitely Send Thank You Notesand

Thank-you notes have a more intimate and friendly social tradition than formal business correspondence. I think that is one reason they work so well people respond to those who show good manners and say thank you. Here are some situations when you should use them, along with some sample notes. In some situations, you can send a less formal note before an interview, usually by e-mail unless the interview is scheduled for a fairly distant future date. For example, you can simply thank someone for...

Step Know Where and How to Look for Job Leads

One survey found that about 85 percent of all employers don't advertise their job openings. They hire people they know, people who find out about the jobs through word of mouth, or people who happen to be in the right place at the right time. While the Internet has changed how some employers find people, getting a solid lead is still too often a matter of luck. But the good news is that, by using the right techniques, you can learn to increase your luck in finding job openings. Traditional Job...

Adapt Your Resume for Electronic Transmission

Because so much business correspondence takes place electronically, it is important that you be able to use your resume appropriately for e-mail, online applications, and other electronic methods. There are several different formats you can use, each with its advantages and limitations. This is the standard word-processing format that is used by most businesses. It is important that you be able to send your resume in MS Word (.doc) format for easy opening and viewing by your recipients. If you...

More Sample Thank You Notes

Following are a few more samples of thank-you notes and letters. They cover a variety of situations and will give you ideas on how to structure your own correspondence. Notice that they are all short and friendly, and typically mention that the writer will follow up in the future a key element of a successful job search campaign. Also note that several are following up on interviews where no specific job opening exists yet. As we've mentioned elsewhere in this book, getting interviews before a...

Step Identify Your Skills

An effective career plan requires that you know your skills. If you have not spent time on this issue, we strongly suggest that you do. It is very important for both planning your career and for presenting yourself effectively throughout the job search. Most job seekers cannot answer the question, Why should I hire you The consequence of not being able to answer that question, as you might guess, is that your chances of getting a job offer are greatly reduced. Knowing your skills, therefore,...

Nine Quick Tips for Writing Thank You Notes

Here are some brief tips to help you write your thank-you notes. 1. Decide Whether E-mail or Snail Mail Makes More Sense Consider the timing involved and the formality of the person and organization you're sending it to. If you need to get a letter out quickly because it has to arrive before an interview that's coming up soon, or if it's a thank-you note after an interview and you know the employer will be making a decision soon, then e-mail is your best bet. Use regular mail if there's no rush...

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Quick Notes vs Formal Cover Letters

Most of this book addresses how to write the formal cover letters that will accompany your resume on most occasions. Earlier we mentioned that a quick note can take the place of a cover letter and be just as effective. A quick note or e-mail message can be sent, along with your resume, to a friend or network contact after a conversation. A quick note can accompany a newspaper article or other item that you send to someone you know or someone you've met with. Quick notes are informal and short....

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Highlight Your Achievements

Consider this When you write a job description in your resume, you are writing about the duties, tasks, and responsibilities that are assigned to anyone holding that particular job. In fact, anyone holding that job could have the identical paragraph on their resume How different it is when you write about the achievements that are unique to you. Not only do you customize your resume, but you also communicate to a future employer that you performed your job effectively not just what you were...

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Step 4 Share Information Relevant to the Reader's Needs Here is the heart of your letter the middle paragraph or two, or the brief list of bullet points, that tells the reader something about you that is relevant to his or her needs. Employers are not interested in you for your sake but rather because of what you can bring to the organization. This might sound harsh, but businesspeople have an obligation to improve the success of their organization. If you consistently show how you can help...

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Writing Your JIST Card

A JIST Card is small, so it can't contain many details. It should list only the information that is most important to employers. To write your card, follow these steps 1. Type your name at the top of the card. You can center it and use bold text to make it stand out, as you would on a resume. 2. Give two ways for the employer to contact you. Space down a few lines and left-align this information. Generally, all you will need to include is your daytime phone number or cell phone number and your...

Sample JIST Cards

The following sample JIST Cards use a plain format, but you can make them as fancy as you want. So be creative. Look over the examples to see how they are constructed. Some are for entry-level jobs and some are for more advanced ones. Note JIST Cards are harder to write than they look. The foundation for a JIST Card is an effective resume. Be sure to check out chapter 5 for quick ways to improve your resume, then create your JIST Cards and use them by the score. They work, but only if they are...

JIST Card Paper and Format Tips

Many office-supply stores have perforated light card-stock sheets to run through your computer printer. These will then tear apart into 3 x 5 inch cards. Many word-processing programs have templates that allow you to format a 3 x 5 inch card size. You can also use regular-size light card stock available at office-supply stores print several cards on a sheet, and cut it to the size you need. Print shops can also photocopy or print them in the size you need. Get a few hundred at a time. They are...