DON’T send a cover letter with “To Whom it May Concern”. It portends laziness and lack of interest.
DO the research to find the name of the person responsible for hiring.
DON’T use “References Available on Request” on your résumé.
DO use a quote from your performance appraisal or a testimonial that highlights your value.
DON’T replicate your job description when developing your résumé.
DO include powerful accomplishment-based statements that address the employer’s buying motivators or needs.
DON’T spend too much of your job search hours on the computer.
DO arrange more face time with people in your network.
DON’T send a generic Thank-you note after the interview.
DO send one that recaps key elements of the discussion and reiterates your interest in the position.
DON’T ask for a job at an informational interview.
DO ask for one or two names they recommend you contact.
DON’T relate your life story when asked “Tell me about yourself”.
DO talk about your education, work history, and what you have recently done for your company.
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