RE: OT: Interviewing Strategies

Subject: RE: OT: Interviewing Strategies
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 09:49:37 -0800

>Barbara Philbrick wrote:
>... My question is, does anyone have any last minute advice for me?...
>Relax and be honest.

>After the interview, send a thank you note. I got my first job partly
>because I sent a thank you note. My then-boss still remembers that note!
>(And we're talking 20+ plus years later.)

This is more of an aside, than off-topic.

Whenever I apply for a job through Monster or Dice, I tend to just send my
resume and a very brief note to the respective recruiters. The response
rate has been 60%.

Lately, I've been cutting and pasting, as well as personalizing, my cover
letter in these emails. The response rate has risen to 100%.

Maybe I should have been doing this all along, but I used to think that
recruiters received so many responses in a day that they were simply too
busy to read e-cover letters.

Guess I learned something today.

- Jim


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