NotJobs: Advice from FreeMoneyFinance

20 October 2007 at 4:32PM Leave a comment

The author of the FreeMoneyFinance blog links to a CNN story featuring the “standard examples” put out by Accountemps on How Not To Get A Job.

However, after musing on these old chestnuts, FMF offers some great advice:

Think what the person hearing what you say or reading what you wrote will feel about what you do, then act accordingly. Don’t simply “be yourself” and expect them to love you. Let’s face it, we’re all a bit quirky in one way or another. That’s ok, that’s what makes life interesting. But we don’t need to display our quirks to a complete stranger who has a business to run and holds our financial well-being in his hands. It’s usually a recipe for disaster.

The emphasis above is mine. Quite Right.

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1. "I can't tell you the best way to get a job - because there is no one best way. After 21 years of recruiting, I CAN share things I've seen candidates do to guarantee they DIDN'T get the job."

2. "Most companies don't realize how their recruiting process impacts their candidate pool, and their business. Attention to simple things will result in big improvements."

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