Interview thank you note tips

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When you go on a job interview, it is absolutely essential that you send a thank you note to the potential employer. This is usually a simple handwritten note of thanks for them taking the time to interview you and consider you for the position. It is also an opportunity for the employer to see your name again, and that is always a good thing. Here are several tips for interview thank you notes that you can use the next time you apply for a job.

First and foremost, it is important that you take the time to write the note by hand. Sending a thank you note that is not handwritten comes across as rushed and insincere. Even worse is to send a thank you email. While email may be a great way to communicate quickly and efficiently, it is not the avenue for a thank you note. If you are rushed and want to make certain that you get it to them quickly, then hand deliver the note instead.

When you address the thank you note, make sure you address it to the person that did the interview. If you address it to the company, then it will likely never reach the right set of eyes. Also, it will look less personal to the interviewer.

Make certain to include the date and time that you interviewed in the thank you note. If they do not remember you by name, then they may remember you by that instead. Include some little part of the interview that was positive, such as a funny joke they told. This can jog their memory as well.

Make certain you restate your interest in the position towards the end of the thank you note. The reason you want it near the end is because you want that to be the final thing that they read and remember. Do not make the thank you note about the fact you want the job, however. Simply add it as an afterthought after you thank them for their time.

Do not use fancy colors and paper for your thank you note. Simple, plain white paper with black ink is the best. Many people will send in a thank you note with butterflies and flowers all over the paper and then top it all off with green ink. No need for that at all. Simply use good old fashioned white paper and an ink pen.

Do not make the thank you note overly familiar. While you are wanting to convey thanks for their time, and their consideration for a job, you do not want to come across as flippant. Address them by their professional name, and do not try to be pals. This could come across as though you are overly comfortable with them.

Thank you notes for interviews are becoming something of a lost art. If you take the time to do this simple thing, you can be sure your interview will stand out from the crowd. That is the goal, after all.

Five facts about workers compensation cases you didn’t know

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Here are five interesting things you should know if you were in an accident while on company time. It is important to understand worker’s compensation, so take a few minute and continue reading.

FACT #1. Anytime you are injured during company time, your only help is through worker’s compensation. For example, if you were on the playground with two children and you tripped and broke your arm, you will need to file a worker’s compensation claim. Your own insurance will not pay for the injury. It will be paid by worker’s compensation.

FACT #2. You will be entitled to coverage even if you caused the accident. Maybe you forgot your glasses and tripped because you could not see the large rock in front of you. You will also be covered if your employer ask you to run on an uneven muddy track after the children. It doesn’t matter whose fault it is, you are covered.

. You will have all your medical bills paid. All you will be asked to do is, sign a paper when you see the Doctor. They take care of all the paper work. You do not have to go anywhere or apply for anything. If you are disabled and not able to work, you will receive compensation. It is usually a percentage of your salary. There is a formula that they work off of to decide what that amount will be. You will be paid every two weeks. The money will come directly to you. Most states are very generous. Unfortunately, California is not as giving with the benefits they provide.

FACT #4. In order to file a law suit, you must prove that the company you worked for intentionally did something to harm you. For example, they had you use broken chairs for your desk. They knew they were dangerous and could cause you to fall, but they insisted you sit on that chair anyway.

FACT #5. Sometimes people sue a third party in a worker’s compensation case. For example, if the chair you were sitting on was defective and only the manufactured knew that, then you could file a claim against them. If can be very confusing at times, and no one wants to file a law suit, but that might be necessary in some cases. It is important to receive the money due you for injuries or other problems caused by a work related accident. Some people are no longer able to work and have to change their life style after an accident.

It is important to talk to a good lawyer. There are no obligations and they will be able to steer you in the right direction. If you were in a car accident at work or any other type of accident, do not hesitate to call a good attorney. It only takes a minute and could be life changing.

Julia is a freelance journalist and enjoys writing about the law. For more information on finding a workers compensation attorney please visit

What to change when you’ve failed umpteen interviews

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Going for job interviews and being turned down can be highly disheartening and very stressful and tiring as well. When you send out lots of CVs and covering letters this is something that is not quite so bad – as at least you will be being turned down with little basis and without anyone having actually met you. However when you go for an interview and you get the rejection letter in the post it can feel like a personal slight, and when it keeps happening you can find yourself starting to wonder how you’re ever going to change your fortunes and find more success. What do you need to start doing differently, or stop doing altogether, in order to pass your next interview? Here we will look at some possible answers to that question.

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Specifics: There are certain specific things that you might be doing wrong time and time again which could jeopardize your hopes of employment. For instance if you are always coming across too insecure, or if you are failing to do your research regarding the company you’re interviewing for (a common mistake) then this can foil your hopes time and again. The best way to find out what this is is to simply write to your interviewer after you have been rejected and ask for some feedback – mostly this will be an honest feedback that can be very helpful from someone who knows what employers are looking for and if it correlates with what others are saying then you should stand up and take notice. However it is also important that you don’t give too much heed to what interviewers say in such feedback, as while they know what they are looking for different employers need different things in their staff. Sometimes it is possible to end up trying to change to please everyone and ending up very confused.

Your Attitude: If you are going into your interviews like a bag of nerves then this isn’t going to help you inspire others in your confidence. It’s very important then when you’re in an interview to learn to come across as relaxed and chilled out, and for that reason you need to change the way you think about the process. Remember that they aren’t your bosses yet – and that this is as much an opportunity for you to see if you like them as it is for them to see if they like you. Try to treat it this way like two people meeting and relax into it and you’ll be a lot less nervous about the whole thing.


The Type of Job: You also need to think hard about the kind of job you are going for and if you repeatedly are getting turned away and not clicking with the interviewer, then you might find that instead of changing yourself to suit the job, you instead need to change the job to suit you. Find the right job with like-minded people and suddenly you can find that actually you are perfectly suited and that you get the job right away.

About the author: Mark Little is an established career consultant who conducts seminars on options available in various career fields. He regularly updates openings related to electrician jobs in his blogs.

10 fire prevention tips for your workplace

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A fire can be one the most devastating things that could happen to your business and can put many people’s lives at risk. It is important that you do everything you can to prevent a fire from starting at your workplace. Preventing a fire from happening isn’t just up to the manager in a workplace, it is everyone’s responsibility to be wary of the risks and help prevent a fire from breaking out.

1) Always keep the workplace clutter free.  It is essential that emergency exits are always easy to get to and not obstructed.

2) Use and store chemicals safely. Ensure all flammable liquids are stored in a safe and secure area, away from any chance of ignition.

3) Ensure that all employees in the workplace know the fire safety rules and procedures and know how to use a fire extinguisher efficiently.

4) You should regularly check electrical appliances for any frayed or faulty wiring. If you do come across any, you should get a qualified electrician to come and fix it and do not attempt to fix it yourself.

5) Ensure that no smoking takes place inside the workplace and have a safe designated area outside the building where employees and visitors can smoke.

6) Ensure the building has smoke alarms installed. You must regularly check them to make sure that they are always working so that if a fire does break out, employees and visitors are alerted to evacuate the building.

7) Ensure the correct fire protection is in place in the workplace such as sprinklers systems or fire and blast protection, to prevent fire spreading rapidly and getting out of control.

8) Operate heaters carefully in the workplace. Do not use small, portable heaters unless they have an emergency tip over switch.

9) Avoid using extension cords and overloading. Overloading can lead to wiring over heating which can cause a fire to start.

10) Ensure you know who is in the building by using a sign in book when people enter the building and make sure fire exits are clearly marked and employees know where to go if a fire breaks out and who to report to.

By following these tips, you should be able to avoid any risk of a fire breaking out in your workplace. It is important that everyone in the workplace works safely and complies by fire safety rules. All employees should also understand how to prevent a fire so that they can look out for risks themselves.

For more information on how you can protect your workplace from fire, visit