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Career Search Etiquette

  1. 1. Visit to browse all mentors who can help you with: • Informational Interviews • Resumes & Cover Letters • Mock Interviews …and more! Hosted by: Career Advisors on
  2. 2. Protocol and Communication for Leadership in the New Millennium featuring: Susan P. Ascher Founder of Hosted by: Caitlin Quan Evisors Marketing & Operations Associate Hosted by: Career Advisors on
  3. 3. Agenda 1. About Susan 2. Basic Communication 3. Differentiation & Personal Branding 4. Netiquette 5. The Concept of P.I.E. 6. Your Job Search 7. Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on
  4. 4. About Susan • Founder, Thought Leader & Leadership Coach at The Ascher Group and The Sphere of Excellence in Communication • Author of “Dude, Seriously, It’s Not All About You” (available on Amazon) • 25 years in the executive search and interim staffing field coaching candidates in resume writing, interviewing and networking Hosted by: Career Advisors on
  5. 5. Basic Communication •Clarity –The best candidate in the world won’t get the job if you can’t clearly and concisely explain your background and your goals •Empathy –The ability to connect on an interpersonal level as well as making a connection regardless of age, gender, education, ethnicity or financial status •Enthusiasm –A positive, engaged and upbeat attitude is key whether you are looking for a job, making a presentation or speaking on the phone •Negotiation –Listening, brainstorming and mediation skills are critical to negotiating anything in life especially salary or additional responsibility or a promotion •Body Language –Your body language includes your entrance into a room, your facial expression, your eye contact and your posture. •93/7 –Remember 93% of communication is non-verbal and 7% is verbal Hosted by: Career Advisors on
  6. 6. Telephone Interview Etiquette •Pre-Interview Preparation –Resume ready –Quiet –Good Connection •How to make a proper introduction •Listening vs. broadcasting •Please, Thank You, I’m Sorry •How to close the interview with the proper ask •Texting. Or Not. Hosted by: Career Advisors on
  7. 7. Differentiation and Personal Branding •Style –Who are you, who do you want to be? •Substance –Say what you mean and mean what you say •Delivery –Brevity, conciseness, confidence •Follow Up –There are dozens of you and one interviewer. It’s your job to make the call, write the thank you note, send the email •Start living and delivering your personal brand today Hosted by: Career Advisors on
  8. 8. Netiquette •Our Manners on the Internet •Reply All or NOT to Reply All. That is the Question •FLAMING!!!! No. Not. Never. •Spellcheck. Duh. •Privacy….There is None. Hosted by:See the rest at
  9. 9. Cyberspace and Social Media •Facebook –If you don’t want it on the company bulletin board don’t put it on Facebook –6 degrees of separation is turning into 2 –Privacy? What privacy •LinkedIn –If you’re not LinkedIn you’re locked out –No picture, no future •Twitter –See Facebook Hosted by:See the rest at
  10. 10. Communication Pitfalls •Filters –Think before you speak, the greatest resume in the world will not save a communication blunder •Boundaries –Know your audience, being politically correct is a virtue •Space Invasion (at the office, at a networking event, in real life) –The 3 foot rule rules –The cubicle rule •TMI (Too much information) –Keep your personal life separate from your business life whether in an interview, business meeting or at the water cooler •Profanity –Why it’s overrated Hosted by:See the rest at
  11. 11. Elevators and Doors Common Sense Rules (Not Often Enough) You Leave. I Enter. Or I Leave. You Enter. Peripheral Vision Hosted by:See the rest at
  12. 12. Introductions •Greeting –Demonstrate a gender mutual handshake –Maintain eye contact –Smile –Be confident •Making an introduction –Peer to peer –Superior to peer –Client to peer •Acknowledging Another Human Being’s Presence –No explanation required Hosted by:See the rest at
  13. 13. How Do We Say Thank You? And Say It We Must E-Mail Snail Mail By Telephone Hosted by:See the rest at
  14. 14. The Concept of P.I.E. Definition of Success •Performance •Image •Exposure Hosted by:See the rest at
  15. 15. Body Modifications •Bod Mods •Tatts •To Share or •Not to Share Hosted by:See the rest at
  16. 16. The Real World And Your Job Search •Craft your perfect 30 second elevator pitch •Develop a game plan and achievable goals •Learn to network inside and outside of your comfort zone •Develop differentiation strategies •You ARE known by the company you keep. Align yourself with people that you respect and admire and make them your informal mentors •Make sure people are aware of your accomplishments without sounding like a braggart •Your choices and behaviors define your brand Hosted by:See the rest at
  17. 17. Questions & Answers Hosted by:See the rest at
  18. 18. Questions & Answers Question 1: What are some of your top tips for a successful job search? Hosted by:See the answer at
  19. 19. Questions & Answers Question 2: What do you need to do to build the right brand? Hosted by:See the answer at
  20. 20. Questions & Answers Question 3: How do you optimally present yourself to continue advancing along your career path? Hosted by:See the answer at
  21. 21. Questions & Answers Question 4: Should I ask an interviewer to connect with me on LinkedIn? Hosted by:See the answer at
  22. 22. Questions & Answers Question 5: Can you stress some of the main etiquette points during a networking event? Hosted by:See the answer at
  23. 23. Questions & Answers Question 6: What are some etiquette points when reaching out to a new person? How about when reaching out a second time? Hosted by:See the answer at
  24. 24. Questions & Answers Question 7: What are some of your tips on etiquette when cold-calling people? Hosted by:See the answer at
  25. 25. Questions & Answers Question 8: Is it necessarily bad when going into an interview with a beard? Hosted by:See the answer at
  26. 26. Connect Book your one-on-one session with Susan at Susan P. Ascher Founder of Hosted by:See the rest at
  27. 27. Get the latest updates on upcoming webinars by following us: Register for live webinars and view all our recordings at: Hosted by:See the rest at