Sometimes it’s useful to have a simple screening process.

Today I want to thank all the people who:

  • Announce their job searches and ask for help via generic e-mails to blind-copied recipients.
  • Send updates to multiple people.
  • Don’t say “thanks” when you take the time to read their resume and send them advice, leads, or recommendations.
  • Ask for an introduction, then don’t come back and close the loop.

Thanks for giving me a quick heads up that I should henceforth spend my time and social capital helping someone else.

What about you? What’s in your screening criteria?

Photo by alexik (Flickr).