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


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

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