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Sage advice like this is
Ways to appear unprofessional
There are many
ways to appear unprofessional often without even
knowing it so make sure you avoid them, so they
don't cost you a job.
1. Using a overly cute email address
Example: firstname.lastname@example.org. Although you Might
Think it's a clever and memorable, the employer
will wonder if you will be act similarly with
business correspondence if hired.
2. Using silly messages on your answering
Although you might think it is the funniest
answering machine message ever the employer will
wonder if you can take your work seriously.
3. Sending your resume and cover letter
without proofreading it first
Employers will notice mistakes. The employer will
wonder how careful you will be with your work if
4. Winging it at the interviews instead of
You may think you are good at thinking on your
feet, and if stuck you can 'just BS my way
through', but the employer will likely notice and
will wonder if you can't prepare for the
interview then will you bother preparing for
presentations and meeting while at work.
5. Not sending a thank-you notes after an
The employer may think you have no follow-up
skills and lack common courtesy. They may also
wonder if you really want the position.