This tip is huge in my book. Frequently when you get an offer, you negotiate. Right? Push back and maybe ask for a few more bucks an hour, more vacation, sign-on bonus...whatever. The point here is when you are negotiating it's important to do it either on the phone or in-person.
No emails, no voice mails...when you're negotiating do it directly with the recruiter, manager or HR person. Leaving a voice mail or sending an email makes you look like you are avoiding the conversation. Take a deep breath, have the conversation and get the job.
Got it? Good luck out there this week.