Granted, an e-mail follow-up letter to an interview or networking meeting is acceptable (probably preferable to a hand-written snail-mail note), but certain “old-school” practices have never gone out of style. A former corporate manager-turned-consultant weighs in with some business etiquette tips for job-seekers, consultants, or anyone looking for guidance in the business world.
Among her pet peeves:
- Be courteous to everyone in your professional life
- Don’t waste a potential mentor’s time
- Be sure to thank everyone and anyone who is willing to help you (an e-mail is fine)
- Don’t ask for a meeting until you've pinpointed exactly what you’re looking for.