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7 Common Sense Job Search Tips That Get Overlooked

If Your Job Search Has Stalled, It's Time to Get Back to Basics

7. Be Courteous

Basic courtesy counts for a lot when discussing job search protocol.

Be on time. Be polite. Turn off the cell phone. Focus all your attention on the business at hand. These are all ways of expressing professional courtesy, and should serve as the foundation for everything else you do. This always includes treating the receptionist and any other support staff with the respect they have earned. You just might end up working with them. By the way, I know for a fact lots of jobseekers have not been offered positions specifically because of how they treated the staff prior to interview.

One more point regarding basic courtesy: "Thank Yous" are always heard even if not directly acknowledged. And if it's a note, even better.