rejecting anyone who doesn’t send a thank-you note is terrible hiring

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There was a big kerfluffle on Twitter this weekend when the executive managing editor of Business Insider published an article saying that she refused to hire anyone who doesn’t send a thank-you note after their interview. Twitter was Not Happy. That’s going to have a disparate impact by race and class, so if you care about diversity and equity in your hiring, this is a terrible, biased practice.

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4 Lies about social media | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Lie #2: Twitter is for conversation. Twitter seems easy. The problem with using Twitter for conversation is that we need more than 140 characters to make a genuine connection with someone. So you’re not going to have a whole conversation there; Twitter is great for finding people who have similar ideas, and for keeping track of them in a superficial way. Too many others drone on about the benefits/drawbacks of LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.,

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Frugality is a career tool | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

The most productive people in the world seem to be the most diverse and balanced. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Frugality is a career tool Posted to: Money February 1st, 2010 Del.icio.us Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I have earned a lot of money in my life. But I have never had an extravagant life. I don’t own a house. I’ve never bought a new car.

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First, be honest about what you want | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Most homeowner's wish to do this, real homeowner's, not those buying with no equity. I'm questioning the decision to announce the desire to have an abortion at the place of employment, Twitter and the media. For every woman I met who was grateful for an abortion, there was an equal number who craved to conceive, and for them it is like a kick in the gut when someone announces their desire for an abortion (especially coldly like the Twitter Penelope sent.)

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