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By now, you probably know that you should send a thank-you note after an interview. But committing to sending that note is only the first step — to make it work for you, it helps to know a few rules.

Today’s roundup looks at the thank-you note mistakes that could cost you that job offer, plus the most innovative companies to work for this year and the books every first-time manager should read.

Susan P. Joyce at Job-Hunt: 7 Costly Job Interview Thank-You Note Mistakes

Here’s a mistake you might easily have made in the past:

Don’t send from a mobile device.

Sending an important business message from a mobile device can be tricky. For most of us, it’s too easy to create typos that auto-correct into something inappropriate. Funny with friends and family, often, but not funny in this situation.

Proofreading can also be challenging, depending on the light and the size of the text. For the most professional message, wait until you have access to a desktop or laptop computer to compose and send your thank you.

Learn what else to avoid, in Joyce’s post.

Kat Boogaard at The Muse: 28 of the Most Innovative Companies to Work for This Year

Looking for a new job in 2018? Maybe you should start by finding your dream employer. The Muse offers a list to help you get started.

“The 28 companies we’ve rounded up on this list are all incredibly inventive and forward-thinking. And they continue to break new ground by relying on the insights, opinions, and ideas of their employees,” Boogaard writes. “Think you could fill those shoes? Every single one of these companies is making big hires right now.”

Upwork, Goldman Sachs, Kohl’s, Big Fish Games — there’s an employer here for almost every background and taste. Learn more in this article.

Jessica Stillman at Inc: 15 Books Every First-Time Manager Should Read

Recently, former Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson asked his Twitter followers, “What book would you recommend most for new, first-time managers?”

Stillman writes, “Dickerson filtered out the jokes (chuckles to the wit who suggested Lord of the Flies) and posted the results on his blog. The list is dozens of titles long. If you don’t have quite enough time for that, here’s a distillation of some of the most often recommended books that will get you up to speed as a new leader fast.”

Titles include: Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In and Thinking, Fast and Slow. See the rest of the list for more recs.

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