Monday, January 5, 2015

As email becomes the preferred tool for business communication, more and more rejections are given via this method. This is the case even many find this to be highly impersonal and cold. Without agreeing or disagreeing, when we are given this type of news, there are different ways to react.

Good Netiquette is partially based upon the concepts of considerate behavior, even though emotions are saying otherwise. Here is some core principles for how to best react to these taken from my forthcoming book.The title of this book is "You're Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills In 60 Minutes (And Get That Job!)"

Ten Correct Principles For a Follow Up To a Business Rejection Letter

 1.             Thank all parties involved immediately
2.               Keep a good tone
3.               Do not criticize the criteria
4.               Do not criticize the selection, if known
5.               Do not ask for more clarification if already given
6.               Ask if you can stay in touch
7.               If you find and accept another job, let it be known in a good way
8.               Follow-up on a regular basis
9.                Let the recruiters, managers know you are following the company
In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.

I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me

If you have not already done so, please view the trailer for my book below.