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The job seeker's etiquette tips


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The job seeker's etiquette tips

  1. 1. The Job Seeker's Etiquette Tips
  2. 2. <ul><li>In Webster's New World Dictionary, the word &quot;etiquette&quot; is defined as: &quot;The manners established by convention as acceptable or required in society and business.&quot; </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1. Dress up <ul><li>Dress well and be conservative. </li></ul><ul><li>Dress slightly more formally than the average manager. </li></ul><ul><li>Neatness is as important as appropriate attire. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 2. Practice your handshake, eye contact and non-verbal communication . <ul><li>Greet the interviewer with a smile . </li></ul><ul><li>Offer a firm handshake . </li></ul><ul><li>Be yourself, smile, maintain eye contact. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Use vocal intonations to make your point so you'll seem personable . </li></ul><ul><li>Movements, gestures, posture and facial expressions are important part of your overall performance. </li></ul><ul><li>A sincere smile sends a warm, confident message. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3. Arrive on time <ul><li>Arrive five minutes early on your scheduled interview. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 4. Use people's names <ul><li>As soon as you arrive, introduce yourself, stating who your appointment is with and the time. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 5. Inspire confidence that you can do the job . <ul><li>Fill your answers with specifics and frequently give examples of how you've done things well in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>Be detailed, but concise whenever you answer. Above all else, don't appear desperate. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Skills Most Sought After by Employers
  10. 10. Communications Skills (listening, verbal, written). <ul><li>It is the ability to listen, write, and speak effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Successful communication is critical in business. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Analytical/Research Skills <ul><li>Deals with your ability to assess a situation, seek multiple perspectives, gather more information if necessary, and identify key issues that need to be addressed. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Computer/Technical Literacy <ul><li>Almost all jobs now require some basic understanding of computer hardware and software, especially word processing, spreadsheets, and email. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Flexibility/Adaptability/ Managing Multiple Priorities <ul><li>Deals with your ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities, and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Interpersonal Abilities <ul><li>The ability to relate to your co-workers, inspire others to participate, and mitigate conflict with co-workers is essential given the amount of time spent at work each day. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Leadership/Management Skills <ul><li>These skills deal with your ability to take charge and manage your co-workers. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Planning/Organizing <ul><li>Deals with your ability to design, plan, organize, and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe. Also involves goal-setting. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Problem-Solving/Reasoning/ Creativity <ul><li>Involves the ability to find solutions to problems using your creativity, reasoning, and past experiences along with the available information and resources. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Teamwork <ul><li>You must have the ability to work with others in a professional manner while attempting to achieve a common goal. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Personal Values Employers Seek in Employees
  20. 20. Adaptability/Flexibility <ul><li>Deals with openness to new ideas and concepts, to working independently or as part of a team, and to carrying out multiple tasks or projects. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Dedication/Hard-Working/Work Ethic/Tenacit y. <ul><li>Employers seek job-seekers who love what they do and will keep at it until they solve the problem and get the job done. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Dependability/Reliability/ Responsibility. <ul><li>There's no question that all employers desire employees who will arrive to work every day - on time - and ready to work, and who will take responsibility for their actions. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Loyalty <ul><li>Employers want employees who will have a strong devotion to the company -- even at times when the company is not necessarily loyal to its employees. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Positive Attitude/Motivation/Energy/ Passion <ul><li>The job-seekers who get hired and the employees who get promoted are the ones with drive and passion -- and who demonstrate this enthusiasm through their words and actions. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Professionalism <ul><li>With acting in a responsible and fair manner in all your personal and work activities, which is seen as a sign of maturity and self-confidence. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Self-Confidence <ul><li>Be confident in yourself and what you can offer employers. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Self-Motivated/Ability to Work With Little or No Supervision <ul><li>While teamwork is always mentioned as an important skill, so is the ability to work independently, with minimal supervision. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Willingness to Learn <ul><li>You should always be willing to learn a new skill or technique. Jobs are constantly changing and evolving, and you must show an openness to grow and learn with that change. </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>Pay attention to your appearance. </li></ul>
  31. 31. 2. Unclutter your desk
  32. 32. 3. Be on time.
  33. 33. 4. Greet the people you meet at the office.
  34. 34. 4. Telephone etiquette <ul><li>It’s good business to keep personal phone calls to a minimum . </li></ul><ul><li>keep cell phones turned off during business hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Never talk with food in your mouth, use foul language, or leave the party on the other end hanging on eternal hold. </li></ul><ul><li>No matter whom you’re talking to, try not to talk so loud that everyone in the office can hear every word of your conversation. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Other things to take into consideration while in the office: <ul><li>Use cologne or perfume sparingly. Not everyone enjoys your favorite scent. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid sharing in office gossip sessions. Gossip hurts and there’s a good chance it may not even be true. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Cont… <ul><li>Respect the privacy of those around you. Don’t read memos or faxes on other people’s desks and don’t make comments about overheard phone calls. </li></ul><ul><li>Be respectful to all, no matter what their title. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Cont… <ul><li>Stay awake. If you’re prone to nodding off during business meetings or at your desk, bring in some coffee. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Cont… <ul><li>It’s great to practice good hygiene, but not so great to do it in public. Save the flossing, hair brushing and eyebrow plucking for the rest room during your lunch hour. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Cont… <ul><li>Don’t slouch. It’s a poor reflection of yourself if you’re slumped over your desk all day. </li></ul><ul><li>When working at any job, the key is to be courteous and polite, pay attention to your appearance and treat others with respect. Follow those simple rules, and you should go far. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Final Thoughts <ul><li>Employability skills and personal values are the critical tools and traits you need to succeed in the workplace -- and they are all elements that you can learn, cultivate, develop, and maintain over your lifetime. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Thank you!!! LYNNA B. MARQUELENCIA