The 12 P’s to Manage your Attitude for your career search
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so initial telephone contact can make or break an opportunity. Whether leaving a voicemail message to set up a networking meeting or to follow up on the process of a job vacancy, keep the following tips in mind before making the call.
Avoid saying anything negative about your previous employers.
If calling from home, remember to turn the TV and radio off and secure yourself away from any obvious distractions or background noise.
While job searching, do not have a cute message on your outgoing voicemail message at home, including your kids voices, music in the background, etc. should a potential employer call you to set up an interview.
When the eyes say one thing, and the tongue another, a practiced man relies on the language of the first. –
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Focused eye contact displays confidence on your part, it also helps you understand what the other person is really saying verbally and plays a large part in conveying interest in the person and opportunity.