Job Front: Hunting for a job? Site says mind your manners

Published: Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 - 10:40 pm

Good manners go a long way. Just ask a recruiter.

Jobipedia.org, the new website of the Washington, D.C.-based HR Policy Association, says a well-written thank you to a hiring officer after your interview is a sure way to make a good impression. The trade group represents chief human resource officers of major employers.

Folks at Jobipedia said requests for interviewing advice kept its experts busy, but human resource officers stressed that job seekers should provide a thoughtful follow-up to their visit with a potential employer.

“The most pressing questions were specifically about how to stand out during and after an interview,” according to Jobipedia. “One consistent piece of advice offered by hiring officials was to follow up after an interview with a well-crafted, punctual thank-you note.”

Jobipedia said recruiters believe the notes indicate a candidate’s interest in the job and company, show character and give job candidates another chance to make an impression with an employer.

Hiring officers told Jobipedia that emails, Linkedin inMails or good, old-fashioned cards are all appropriate.

Their advice: Be gracious, be brief and be sure to mind spelling, punctuation and grammar. But don’t be in a hurry. Some recruiters said sending a thank-you note minutes after an interview gives the perception that the message is rushed and isn’t sincere.

Find additional advice and tips on interviewing, career planning, crafting cover letters and other job seeking skills at www.jobipedia.org.

Sleuth seeks salespeople

Work for a local sleuth. Granite Bay-based agency L.S. Baker Investigations is seeking experienced salespeople for telephone and in-person sales. The marketing subcontractors will connect with prospective clients by telephone and at industry events.

The firm specializes in fraud investigations but also handles workers’ compensation, property and missing persons cases.

Prior connections with law firms and insurance companies are helpful.

Applicants can send résumés to Baker at: Investigations, P.O. Box 2298, Granite Bay, CA 95746.

Contact us

Is your company hiring? Is your organization hosting a career fair or offering job training? Contact Job Front at dvsmith@sacbee.com.


Call The Bee’s Darrell Smith, (916) 321-1040.

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