Don't Forget to Say, "Thank You"

Written by Matthew C. Keegan

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3. Stress that you are looking forward to a follow up meeting. Optional: Tellrepparttar person you are writing to that you will contact them within a certain time to follow up.

You can either type or print your note. If you type, use standard business paper and a matching envelope. If you write, a thank you note card or a generic card are acceptable. Be careful not to get anything too flashy unless your field is flashy {e.g.,repparttar 147639 fashion industry}. Email isn't wrong, but you have no guarantee thatrepparttar 147640 person will receive your note unless you request a return receipt. Approximately eighty percent of all email is spam; why risk having your thank you note lost in a junk mail folder?

In this age of strict competition for plum positions, you cannot afford to not say thank you in writing. Give yourself every edge possible and userepparttar 147641 thank you note as your opportunity to show potential employers why they should hire you.

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The Four P's of an Informational Interview

Written by Ryan Stewart

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3. Probe - It’s all about putting your research into practice. The reason you research a customer, any customer, is to uncover needs. Probing acheivesrepparttar same goal on a much more personal basis. Here are a few questions you might ask your “interviewee” * What do you like most about your job? What do you like least? * What is your manager’s management style? * Do you work alone or with a partner/partners? How does that work? * Do you plan on staying a pharma rep or moving on to different roles in your company? * This list is endless. You should try to ask for suggestions from others inrepparttar 147412 message boards. 4. Promote - Like it or not, your job search is a sales call. You must, above all else, create opportunites to promote yourself. If you are uncomfortable doing this you have two choices: a.) Get comfortable doing this. b.) Go to and do a search for “cubicle jobs” because that’s where you belong. Here are a few thoughts on how you might go about promoting yourself in an informational interview . * Be yourself. Let your true personality show through. Be businesslike but casual atrepparttar 147413 same time (if you don’t know how, you should practice). * Letrepparttar 147414 person onrepparttar 147415 other side ofrepparttar 147416 table know, without saying so, that you have donerepparttar 147417 other 3 P’s beforehand. * Don’t be shy about lettingrepparttar 147418 “interviewee” know that you are seriously considering a job in pharmaceutical sales. * Don’t be pompous, but how off. Speak proudly about your accomplishments and be convincing when you talk about your skills and abilities. * Never, never, never say, “I’m a people person”. This also goes for formal interviews as well. I’ve heard more than one manager say they’ve ended an interview at least mentally if not physically when they heardrepparttar 147419 candidate say “I’m a people person”.

Inrepparttar 147420 end, continue networking , continue reading, continue studying, and utilize’s Four P’s for a successful informational interview and you will be one step closer torepparttar 147421 job you’re working hard to land. Thenrepparttar 147422 challenges, andrepparttar 147423 payoffs, really begin.

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