Saturday, October 3, 2015

Core Netiquette For Post-Interview Thank You Notes





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From about.com
Sending a thank you email or note after a job interview can help you get chosen for a second interview or even a job offer. On the flip side, writing the wrong thing can make an employer think twice about moving forward.
Keep it Positive
The quality of your follow-up communication after an interview will impact an employer’s evaluation of your candidacy.   Sending a thank you note matters, but it needs to be a good one not just a quick “thanks for the interview” email message.
It’s important to emphasize how well the job fits with your background, as well as your strong motivation to work in that position with that employer.  In addition, you will want to avoid saying anything that will raise any doubts about your attitude, motivation or qualifications.
10 Things Not to Include in a Thank You Letter for an Interview
These tips on what not to include in your follow up letter can help you avoid sending the wrong message to employers.  
1. Don't include only a statement of appreciation.  Make sure you also affirm your strong interest in the job and briefly explain why the position is an excellent fit.  Here’s what to include in an interview thank you letter.
2. Your communications are samples of your writing skills and attention to detail. Don’t forget to proofread carefully, and correct any spelling or grammatical errors, and make sure you have the correct job title, address and name. This is an opportunity to follow up with a strong positive impression, so don’t make even a small mistake.
Here are proofreading tips for job seekers.
3. Do not mention salary range in your letter.  Wait until an offer is made to negotiate salary, since your leverage will be the greatest once the employer has decided that you are the preferred candidate.  
4. Don't make any excuses or apologies for anything that went wrong during the interview.  You are better off not drawing attention to these issues.  Emphasize positive qualities that might counter any concerns that came up during your meeting.  An exception would be if you think the interview was so bad that you’re out of contention. Here’s how to handle a blown interview.
5. Don’t mention any aspects of the position that cause you to question the suitability of the job.  Wait until an offer has been extended to gain further clarification about components of the role that concern you.  Don't give the employer any reasons to question whether you are a good match prior to finalizing their selection.  An exception to this guideline may be when you know you don’t want the job, but you like the company.  In that case, you might mention how impressed you were with the organization and ask if there might be another position that was more suitable.
6. Don't include the exact same language in letters if you are sending them separately to different interviewers.  Think of something each person shared which was helpful or stoked your interest.  Another approach is to reaffirm assets that would help you to address priorities that the individual had mentioned. Interviewers will be impressed if you take the time to personalize your communications.
7. Don’t make unsubstantiated or exaggerated statements like "The job is a perfect match for my background.” Be sure to include a statement to support your comments.  For example, you might say "I am very excited about the possibility of landing the public relations associate job since it would enable me to apply my strong writing, event planning and media relations skills."
8. Don't take an overly aggressive approach by mentioning you will call to check on the status of your candidacy. You certainly can make a follow-up call towards the end of the time window that the employer has indicated for their decision.  You just don't need to mention this in your letter.
9. Don't include references unless you’re asked for them.  There is no need to include references with your follow up correspondence. When an employer wants a list of references they will ask you for one.
10. Don't include any questions about reimbursements for your interviewing expenses.  Your follow up communication should be sent as soon as possible after the interview.  Your letter should be exclusively focused on your interest in the job and how well it fits.  Any other information can distract from your message.  Send a separate note later to deal with any reimbursement issues.
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Friday, October 2, 2015

Netiquette IQ Security Alert For 10/2/2015 - VMware Releases Security Advisory


National Cyber Awareness System:
10/01/2015 07:06 PM EDT

Original release date: October 01, 2015
VMware has released security updates to address security vulnerabilities in vCenter and ESXi. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.
Users and administrators are encouraged to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2015-0007 and apply the necessary updates.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Netiquette IQ Blog Of The Day 9/26/2015 - Jeb Bush is the Ultimate Anti-internet candidate

Jeb Bush is the ultimate anti-internet candidate

The Republican hopeful positioned himself as pro-data collection and anti-encryption in a race where privacy and net neutrality have never mattered more
Saturday 26 September 2015 06.45 EDT Last modified on Saturday 26 September 201509.48 EDT from theguardian.com
Do you want to live in a country where Internet Service Providers can slow down and censor your internet traffic at will, where the NSA has vastly more power than it does today and where end-to-end encryption may be illegal? Then Jeb Bush is the Republican presidential contender for you: he has positioned himself as the anti-internet candidate in an election where internet rights have never mattered more.
A lot of the White House candidates have made worrying comments about the future of surveillance and the internet – from Chris Christie’s bizarre vow to track10 million people like FedEx packages, to Hillary Clinton’s waffling on encryption backdoors – but Jeb Bush’s deliberate campaign to roll back internet rights is the perfect storm of awful.
Bush proudly stated on his campaign website this week that he would axe the FCC’s important net neutrality rules, a hard-fought, grassroots victory from earlier this year by internet rights activists almost a decade in the making. As the New York Times described it at the time, the net neutrality rules “are intended to ensure that no content is blocked and that the internet is not divided into pay-to-play fast lanes for internet and media companies that can afford it and slow lanes for everyone else.”
The idea that ISPs shouldn’t be able to censor internet or slow down traffic at the behest of paying corporations seems like something everyone can agree on, right?
As Gizmodo’s Kate Knibbs put it, however, “Instead of viewing the FCC’s net neutrality rule as a safeguard for consumers, Bush is framing it a way to sandbag ISPs out of their rightful profit margins, with no upside for people using their services.” Jeb Bush is apparently happy to side with Comcast and Time Warner, two of the most hated conglomerates in America, rather than the tens of millions of people who just want watch Netflix every night without their internet slowing down or having to pay more.
But that’s just his latest vow to dismantle the hard-fought rights internet users have won over the past few years. Bush is also a mass warrantless surveillance fanatic. He not only continually defends the NSA on the campaign trail, but has called for the mammoth spy agency to be handed even more powers. He’s defended the massive phone metadata program that collected Americans’ phone records that is both wildly unpopular with voters and has already been modified by Congress – and to a large extent shuttered – with the passage of the USA Freedom Act. Bush even claimed the expansion of the NSA over the past six or seven years has been the “best part” of the Obama administration.
Perhaps worst of all, Jeb Bush has ignorantly criticized the welcome trend of tech companies like Apple implementing end-to-end encryption in their devices to protect its millions of users from criminals and government spying. Seemingly channeling his brother George W at an event in August, Jeb said, “If you create encryption, it makes it harder for the American government to do its job - while protecting civil liberties - to make sure that evildoers aren’t in our midst.”
Bush apparently doesn’t understand that encryption helps law enforcement more than it hurts, and is vital to billions of internet users all over the globe whether we’re talking about the economy or human rights.
Most importantly, though, strong encryption is a bulwark against cyber attacks, which Bush claims is a “vital” issue. In his lukewarm cybersecurity plan, which really just calls for more power for a variety of government agencies to spy on us all, he does not mention the word “encryption” once.
Too often internet and privacy rights get relegated to the end of the table when election season rolls around. But the issues have never been more mainstream – NSA reform and net neutrality rules, unthinkable eight years ago, are all of a sudden inevitable. And the idea that Jeb Bush wants to take those rights away and saddle the internet with yet more corporate control and government surveillance is disturbing, to say the least.

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Netiquette IQ Threat Bulletin - Apple Releases Security Updates for OS X El Capitan, Safari, and iOS


National Cyber Awareness System:
9/30/2015 09:32 PM EDT

Original release date: September 30, 2015
Apple has released security updates for OS X El Capitan, Safari, and iOS to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to run arbitrary code.
Available updates include:
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11 for Mac OS X v10.6.8 and later
  • Safari 9 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan v10.11
  • iOS 9.0.2 for iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple security updates for OS X El Capitan, Safari, and iOS and apply the necessary updates.

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 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  Additionally, I provide content for an online newsletter via paper.li. I have also 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. Further, I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and have been a contributor to numerous blogs and publications. 

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