What do you think about ‘Thank You’ notes and, maybe, adding a live weekly video chat to this blog?


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I have two items I want to hit you with today, on both of which I’d love your feedback.

The Employer Handbook Live Stream?

I’ve been toying with the idea of adding a live video chat to the blog. It would go something like this:

  • I set up an email account for readers to ask hypothetical employment-law questions for a friend;
  • I take a question or two, and re-work the facts into something that may appeal to a broader audience instead of just your messed-up workplace; and
  • I go live on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube and answer those questions while engaging with viewers for about 15 or 20 minutes.

Picture the 15-20 minutes after I present at a SHRM event when HR folks bum rush me with their questions, except more curated, less crazy, and I won’t feel as guilty when I roll my eyes.

I’d like your feedback on this idea. Take this 1-minute poll and let me know what you think.

Job Interviews and Thank You Notes

Yesterday, I saw this on Twitter:


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Then I started reading the comments. Then I stopped reading the comments so that I could pop some popcorn. Then I got back into the comments.

Here’s my take: I like ‘thank you’ notes. A well-written thank you from a candidate is a check in the ‘hire me’ column. That’s especially true if the candidate can use the note to connect a conversation from the interview to emphasize his or her fit for the position. That’s an effective tool. But, no ‘thank you’ note isn’t a dealbreaker. If you’re the best candidate for the job, you’re getting the job either way.

What’s your take?

Email me and let me know.

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