You've probably heard me nagging you at one point or another about the "Seven New Job Search Basics," whether I've used exactly this language or phrased it slightly differently.
Here's a blog post that suggests why doing the stuff that should seem like common sense actually will make you a stand out in your job search. You'll see brief descriptions of what these are, how and why to do them:
- Professional Organization
- Value Proposition
- Informational Interview
- Thank-You Note
But what's really eye-popping is how few job-seekers actually follow through with them.
I'm not sure how the statistical data were gathered--I find it mind-boggling to think that only 1 in 100 people sent a hand-written thank-you note for an interview! (Maybe some of the 99 others sent email? texted? one can hope...) But if this portrait of job-seeking America is only slightly on the money, then you can see how doing the simple, obvious stuff can seem extraordinary!