You can’t “not communicate” even if you try. Besides what you say and how you say it, others gain information and form opinions about you by how you look and what you do, by the way you smell whether it’s of fine cologne or spicy foods, whether or not you are punctual or tardy, and with every communication via resume, letter, and email. So, how do you impress a recruiter?
Here are some tips directly taken from survey feedback the UCSO has received from recruiters recently:
Demonstrate professional business writing skills.
- Thoroughly proofread and spellcheck any communication you send to recruiters.
- Don’t ever send a thank you or any communication via phone.
- Texting a recruiter is not the same as texting your friends; never spell “you” as “u.”
- For information sessions that require advance sign-up: Consider this like signing up for an “interview,” and if you sign up, please attend. If you sign-up and don’t attend, recruiters get a negative impression of you.
- Print your resume on “nice” paper – you will stand out from your peers!