Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tabula Rosa Systems Blog Of 9/23/15 - The Importance Of Fonts, Even On Email And Resumes!

 Fonts are too often overlooked and this can prove to be a big mistake. The following is an excerpt from my book, "You're Hired!". See below for more information. If you are looking for employment, you should serious consider it.

Even Résumés Should Employ the Principle of Netiquette

Many job applicants do not equate sending a résumé with the need to use Netiquette. Keep in mind the need to balance items such as tone, fonts and content with your email and other forms of electronic communication. Do not let one form of expression suppress all of the others. These should be made complementary. Remember that a résumé should deliver upon all that is mentioned in the introductory email. If they are not balanced, the recipient might react negatively and lose the interest or enthusiasm that compelled him or her to read your email and open your résumé in the first place. 
Here are some basic Netiquette rules for the cohesion of your cover email and your résumé:

1.    Keep font styles and attributes (e.g., size, weight) identical.

2.    Have the same contact information.

3.    Avoid repetition of any words.

4.    Show the same tone and enthusiasm throughout your communication.
Maintain the same formatting. Many recruiting managers will assume, even if subconsciously, that you have a positive attitude when they see consistency. By maintaining consistency, it can be agreed that it may be assumed that you are organized and “stable.”

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In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo.  I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.

I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me

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