Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Netiquette Core Principles For Those Job Seekers Over 50

The following is an excerpt from my just released book, "You're Hired. Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes! (And Get That Job...)

Using Your Age as a Competency in an Email Rather Than Trying to Appear Ageless

If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation, then the building won’t crumble.
—Henry Kravis

Your job-seeking action plan should take into account the suggestions in the following list. The subsequent explanations in following sections go into each point in greater detail.
1.           Speak to your code of ethics.
2.           Avoid culture clashes—shun outdated words or terminology in your emails.
3.           Keep your résumé consistent with your email.
4.           Take advantage of email embellishments, but be careful of these.
5.           Be persistent when asking for an interview.
6.           Be proactive and optimistic in your correspondence and communication.
7.           Fully disclose your background before the employer researches you.
8.           Emphasize an attitude of cooperation.
9.           Show tech expertise.
10.        Focus on what you can do to help the company overcome areas it is struggling in. Be careful of this situation until you have a very clear understanding . Some in the company may be responsible for bad decisions.
11.        Stay salient.
12.        Do not make assumptions.
13.        Use your age, experience, and savvy as assets in your email.
14.        Provide links in your email to access websites that highlight your skills or accomplishments.
15.        Describe the strengths of your personal work process.
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