Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Art of Sucking Up

From Guy Kawasaki's post, The Art of Sucking Up:
There is an art to sucking up. Done too blatantly it will backfire. Done too weakly, you won't get what you want. The perfect suck up contains the following elements:

- Credibility. No matter how good your suck up, if you don't meet the requirements for placement, a job, an interview, whatever, it won't matter, so you need to show why you deserve what you're asking for.

Guy goes on to talk about five more elements of the suck-up game: empathy, utility, gratitude, obligation, and flattery. The post is a quick read and you might find a tip that will help with your job search.

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