How do you get prepared for a job interview? Go clothing shopping? Drill all the likely questions? Practice your handshake?

Jessica Liebman is the executive managing editor of Business Insider, and she recently tweeted one easy tip to putting your resume on the top of the heap.

“I’ve been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule: If someone doesn’t send a thank you email, don’t hire them.”

Leibman elaborates in the article:

“How someone presents in interviews might not translate to effectiveness in the role. While sending a thank-you note doesn’t necessarily guarantee the person will be a good hire, it gives you the tiniest bit more data: The candidate is eager, organized, and well mannered enough to send the note. […]

It shows resourcefulness, too, because the candidate often has to hunt down an email address the interviewer never gave them. At Insider Inc., we look to hire “good eggs.” The thank-you email is a mark for the good-egg column.’”

“Seven years later, I stand by it.”

Twitter was having none of that.

First, because of the inherent cultural bias that expectation sets…

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Folks are tired of litmus tests…

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Especially ones that have nothing to do with how an employee will perform…

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And the criticism didn’t get any nicer…

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Not at all…

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In fact, doing what Liebman suggested could actually lose you a potential job…

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But one tweet from somebody who applied to Business Insider stood out more than any other…

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Ultimately, as an employee you have to stick up for yourself. And, in my opinion, this is the best advice:

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The moment you start valuing your worth by those who control the purse strings is the moment you start losing at the employment game.

Always make sure you keep that conversation front and center, and do what you need to in order to make sure that message is heard.