Friday, January 23, 2015

Netiquette IQ Blog Of The Day - Creativity in Netiquette



Many people associate Netiquette with traditional etiquette, with strict rules, stuffiness and usually seriously practiced by the very rich. Well, this concept is completely wrong except in regard to core principles, another topic altogether.

Netiquette may have some strict rules but it adaptable to social media, more modernized methods of communication and contemporary content.

Below is a section of my Netiquette book for job seekers, noted below which discusses Netiquette creativity.

Good Netiquette to all!

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Netiquette Creativity – the potential differentiator

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”
—Will Rogers 

            Are business Netiquette and creativity mutually exclusive?  Are they partners by necessity?  Can they be combined to offer a stronger, more effective means of successful communication for the job seeker which result in more email opens, reads, interviews and the new job?
            The answers to the above questions is that email Netiquette and creativity are not only complimentary, but combined they offer a stronger and more effective vehicle for achieving your employment objectives.  When any recipient receives an email, we all know that an appropriate personalization adds a layer of acceptance, i.e., the following salutations:

            Dear Dale Carnegie – wrong
            Dear Carnegie – very wrong
            Dear Mr. Carnegie – correct

The need to capture attention

            Today’s job market is crowded, shifting demographically and, because of growing technology, inundated with résumés.  It is not uncommon to have hundreds of emails/résumés sent for a single job opening.  It is no longer enough to have a thoughtful, well designed and content-rich cover letter/résumé.  There is often a need for embellishments and enhancements to job seeker’s email to capture the recruiter’s /hiring manager’s attention beyond the 3-8 second interval for which many documents are given.  It really isn’t a strict set of rules for using creativity on your job search emails, it is more a question of when, where and to whom to do this.

In order to increase the opens, reads and sustained attention of the recipient, there are many items you can introduce into your email to distinguish it from others.  This, together with a strong Netiquette foundation will bring you to the level of a “Netiquette IQ One Percenter.” In achieving this, you will most assuredly accomplish your asserted goal of having your résumé opened and read.
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