Text Messaging is great but not during a career search!

Great article today in the Wall Street Journal titled, "Thx for the IView!..." written by Sarah Needleman. You can read the article on page D1 or online at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121729233758791783.html.

At GoliathJobs, we also consult with schools on best practices such interview tips and proper dress. While I do agree that text messaging has it's place, it does not belong in the career search sector. That would be the equivalent of "Pig Latin" being used in business when it was popular. As the cliché goes, "You only get one chance to make a good first impression." Any recruiter or career coach would agree.

Text messaging is efficient for employee communication and certainly delivers prompt communications. However, why would a job seeker take a chance and potentially turn-off an employer? It can not be blamed on generational issues, it is a proper business practice that any job seeker should be educated on.

Many of our employers have complained about the casual nature of today's job seekers in terms of interviews, thank-you letters and even career fair attire. As the market becomes more competitive (and companies start hiring more & more baby boomers due to the population surge among that demographic) younger job seekers need to embrace business etiquette in their job search.

Thank you for reading.

Jennifer Porter

GoliathJobs.com - The Source for Hiring Students & Alumni

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