IT is Re-Shaping Etiquette Rules Quickly

Emily Post’s opinion hasn’t carried much weight in society for a while, but recently there has been a rash of blogs that are concerned with etiquette—as it’s been changed by information technology.  IT recruiters, IT contractors, and all IT professionals in general are certainly pressured to keep up with the subtle changes in etiquette that are byproducts of constant changes in online and digital communication.  By being aware of the nuances of communication that are so quickly changing, technical recruiters can demonstrate how in touch they are with a technology company’s needs and the requirements of their IT jobs.

IT staffing firms, for instance, tend to operate by the LMGTFY rule.  LMGTFY, or Let Me Google that For You, is a very current courtesy.  If IT recruiters or IT consultants could easily google information for themselves, asking for it is considered rude.  It is in especially poor taste for IT staffing agencies or IT professionals to break the LMGTFY rule with potential candidates or employers they are submitting resumes to.  In addition to breaking etiquette, IT recruiting companies that violate the LMGTFY rule are also demonstrating a lack of resourcefulness and initiative.

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