RE: Re: How do you differentiate yourself (UserFriendly)

Subject: RE: Re: How do you differentiate yourself (UserFriendly)
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 09:04:25 -0500


As for thank-you's, I still consider them jobhunting
101, but it's amazing how seldom I get them. I fear
the "throw out the old, tired ways" thinking of the
dot-com era has resulted in an entire generation of
people who have no idea how to look for a job.

Gene Kim-Eng


That's because they don't. The old rules no longer apply -- except when
they do. As for myself, I adhere to the old rules because that's what I
grew up with. But I have asked many of those -- yeah, younger than me --
about how they hunt for work, and it is astounding. I am a dinosaur, I

Most people I have asked have shrugged off thank you notes, saying they
easily get jobs without them, so why bother. I send them, no matter

One person said he gets his jobs through word-of-mouth referrals
(networking) and doesn't even have a paper resume. Good grief.

-- Craig [feeling rather Stone Age right now]


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