Next up in this series about avoiding unemployment: Always write thank you notes. Not thank you emails. Or thank you tweets. Or thank you inbox messages. I’m talking old school, handwritten thank you notes.
I promise you — this is what will set you apart. For every five people that read this, I’d guess one of you (maybe two if you all are super ambitious!) will actually do this. And that one individual will be the person who successfully avoids unemployment.
Now, I don’t have statistics on this, but I do have my own success story for avoiding unemployment — and it includes a lot of handwritten thank you notes. (Do with that anecdote as you please.)
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