Workplace Etiquette for Success

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Workplace Etiquette for Success

  1. 1. Workplace Etiquette for Success UNWRITTEN RULES THAT AFFECT YOUR CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL IMAGE www.edujobscanada.com
  2. 2. Understanding Etiquette o Commonly unwritten expectation of behavior in the workplace o Career restrictive behaviors that should be avoided oThere are etiquettes in all professional areas o Dress to Impress o Meeting and conference etiquettes o Interview etiquettes o Maintaining relationship with co-workers www.edujobscanada.com
  3. 3. Career Limiting Behaviour: Breaking Habits o Poor time management o Overlooking your career (not taking ownership) o Negative response to requests o Lack of follow up o Failure to follow instructions o Lack of understanding of hierarchy (moderating executive presence) www.edujobscanada.com
  4. 4. Why Etiquettes are so Important? www.edujobscanada.com o Your career is the management of your own brand o The strength of your brand is a matter of perception o Perception depends on the image you project o Your image is driven by your behaviour and how you play by etiquette o Because etiquette are unwritten, they show if you truly understand the culture and demonstrate maturity o Are you lifting yourself up or shooting yourself in the foot?
  5. 5. Examples of Etiquette to Master www.edujobscanada.com
  6. 6. Dress to Impress Dress for the job you aspire For High Return on Investment? Buy an iron. Don’t be afraid to ask for guidance. www.edujobscanada.com
  7. 7. Meeting & Conference Etiquette o If you’re the host, send a planned agenda ahead of time with clear objectives of the meeting o Start and stop on time o Meetings should be focused and should not get sidetracked o Allow all participants to get involved and contribute o Seek to understand and contribute, but don’t be petty minded o Don’t blindside others. Don’t use foul words www.edujobscanada.com
  8. 8. Interview Etiquette o Learn all that you can about the position you have applied for. Be prepared to share what you can do for the organization, and how you can make a difference o Arrive early at the venue; absolutely, don’t be late o Be polite to the receptionist or assistant o Sit in a good posture oListen carefully; don’t interrupt interviewer. Smile and be yourself o Relate to your qualifications and make them feel your desire to do a great job o Do not initiate discussion about remuneration or benefits www.edujobscanada.com
  9. 9. ‘People’ Etiquette o Gather knowledge on individuals with whom you want to cultivate a relationship o Communicate responsibly. Every word you say is a loaded gun or flower o Conversational taboos: Cheap jokes, government policy, religion, funds, family misfortune, health, life’s dissatisfactions, sexual orientation… o Safe topics: Sports, food and local attractions, books, movies, cultural events , vacation ideas, pop culture… www.edujobscanada.com
  10. 10. Conclusion o The Workplace is a gaming ground with written and unwritten rules o Etiquette (or unwritten rules) are often more powerful o Etiquette show your mastery of cultural nuances and expectations o Understanding etiquette is one of your most powerful keys to professional success www.edujobscanada.com
  11. 11. About EduJobsCanada.com www.edujobscanada.com Edujobscanada.com is a niche Canadian job board specialized in academic and research job posting for colleges, universities, research centers, and institutions looking to hire candidates with advanced education and qualifications. Since 2006, we have been helping employers make targeted job postings that lead to smart hiring connections.

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