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).