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Etiquette For Todays Job Seeker Presented By Monica D Black Etiquette Consultant


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  • 1. “ The Impeccable Candidate” Presented by 1 Monica D. Black, M.A. April 23, 2010 @ Staffing Solutions
  • 2.
    • Success in getting, keeping and advancing in a job is 85% people skills and 15% technical knowledge and skills
    • Statistics from 3 separate research projects by
    • Harvard, Carnegie Foundation and
    • Stanford Research Institute
  • 3.
    • “ Success requires that you are included. My goal is to provide you with etiquette tools for inclusion.”
    • Monica D. Black, M.A.
  • 4.
    • It is an indefinite set of rules of good manners & behavior
    • It comes from an old French word meaning “ticket”
    • Let’s think of it as your ticket into the job market or career opportunities .
  • 5.
    • Good Manners come from the inside and do not change
    • Etiquette Rules come from the outside & are always changing
    • A persons feelings are always more important than strictly adhering to the rules
  • 6.
    • Knowing the ”rules” is essential because it puts you in the position of knowing when it is appropriate to use them.
    • Like knowing what shoes to wear for an event or activity.
  • 7.
    • Attitude
    • Phone
    • Email & Follow-up
    • Clothing
    • Eye Contact
    • Handshake
    • Meal etiquette
    • Thank you
    It is YOU when you are comfortable and impeccable with the following soft skills:
  • 8.
    • Presence
    • Posture
    • Pliable
    • Philter (Filter)
    • Pieces
    • Photographic
    • Positive
    • Persistent
    • Pragmatic
    • Professional
    • Prepare/Predict
    • Passionate
    The 12 P’s to Manage your Attitude for your career search
  • 9. 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.
  • 10.
    • Be prepared - know what you want to achieve - have a pen and paper handy.
    • Smile when you speak and try not to speak too quickly or too slowly, speak clearly.
    • Use your first and last name to introduce yourself. Use the first name of the person you are calling only if they offer, otherwise use Mr. or Ms.
    • Be confident and positive, genuinely interested and enthusiastic.
  • 11.
    • 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.
  • 12. Your first contact to an employer
    • Do your research
    • Mind Your Manners
    • Watch Your Tone
    • Be Concise
    • Be Professional
    • Use Correct Spelling and Proper Grammar
    • Wait to Fill in the "TO" Email Address
    • Have a conservative personal email address!
    • Always follow-up with a Thank You
  • 13.
    • Dark socks, conservative leather shoes
    • Neat, professional hairstyle
    • Limit the aftershave
    • Neatly trimmed nails
    • Portfolio or briefcase
    How to Dress for an Interview - Men's Interview Attire
    • Suit (solid color - navy or dark grey)
    • Little or no jewelry
    • Long sleeve shirt (white or coordinated with the suit)
    • Belt
    • Tie
  • 14.
    • Professional hairstyle
    • Neutral pantyhose
    • Light make-up and perfume
    • Neatly manicured clean nails
    • Portfolio or briefcase
    How to Dress for an Interview - Women's Interview Attire
    • Suit (navy, black or dark grey)
    • The suit skirt should be long enough so you can sit down comfortably
    • Coordinated blouse
    • Conservative shoes
    • Limited jewelry
  • 15.
    • 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.
    Direct eye contact
  • 16.
    • A vital component you need to bring to any interpersonal encounter is a firm handshake. Those few seconds you "shake" can empower or weaken a relationship.
    • Hold the person's hand firmly.
    • Shake web-to-web, three times maximum.
    • Maintain constant eye contact
    A Good Handshake
  • 17.
    • Thou shall not be late
    • Thou shall not jump straight into business talk
    • Thou shall not talk politics, diet or family
    • Thou shall not dominate the conversation
    • Thou shall not dawdle over the ordering or eating
    • Thou shall not chew with your mouth open
    • Thou shall not drink too much alcohol
    • Thou shall not fight over who pays the bill
    • Thou shall not neglect thy table manners
    • Thou shall not forget to show appreciation
  • 18.
    • Smile- it is the ultimate gesture understood by all! It shows interest, excitement, empathy, concern and creates an upbeat, positive environment.
  • 19.
    • Q & A
  • 20.
    • Thank you