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August 28, 2008
Publisher's Note
It's amazing what some people do during the interviewing process. One follow-up practice that is not favored by accounting firms (and most companies) is the post-interview text message. Nothing can replace a handwritten post-interview note sent via the postal service.

Some employers have reported getting such text messages with those pesky smiley faces. These "emoticons" can really backfire. Blane Ruschak, National Director of University Relations and Recruiting at KPMG stated, "We don't feel emoticons have a place in formal communications." They feel so strongly about it that the firm considers it a sufficient offense to put job candidates out of the running. I could not agree more.

Rob Nance
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AccountingWEB, Inc.

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