It’s tough to go out and get a job, but if you don’t understand the basics of communication etiquette for job seekers, you’ll have a lot harder time finding gainful employment any time soon. While some things are obvious: don’t use silly voice mail messages while you’re on the job hunt and make sure you’ve actually attached your resume, cover letter and any other things you’d like to send to prospective employers before hitting the send button. Also, if you have a personal email address like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, set up a more professional email to use for applying for jobs.
When it comes to etiquette for job seekers though, some things are a little less blatant. For example, don’t block your caller ID or call the employer over and over without leaving a message. Most companies have caller ID these days and they may not answer calls from blocked numbers or appreciate being called non-stop by a job applicant.
For more useful communication tips for job seekers, don’t miss this useful article on Career Rocketeer.