Pisharody Manoj Balakrishnan
Samuel Deepak Srinivasan
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• Old Fashioned
• Specific format
• Mostly used in India
Potentially to large number of employers.
Considered for different positions.
Information readily available.
JOB APPLICATION LETTER
• Communicates to the prospective employer your
interest in & qualifications for a position within the
• Solicited application letter.
• Unsolicited application letter.
ADDRESS & SALUTATION
Should be addressed to individual rather than
Correct spelling of the name and position title.
Use a courtesy title (Mr. or Ms.).
Straightforward for solicited applications.
State the reason for your letter. Identify the particular
position for which you are applying & indicate how you
learned about the opening.
For unsolicited application letters, opening should be
short, interesting & reader-oriented.
Avoid tired openings such as “this is to apply for”. . . Or
“please consider my application”.
Don’t address the reader by the first name.
Highlight strongest qualifications & show its
benefits to the employer.
Provide specific, credible evidence to support
Avoid starting too many sentences with ‘I’.
I am an effective supervisor.(wrong)
Supervising a staff of five counter clerks taught
Close by asking for a personal interview.
Indicate flexibility regarding scheduling & location.
Provide your e-mail address & phone number.
Maintain an air of formality throughout the letter.
Use a standard complimentary closing such as
Sign your name neatly.
PREPARING FOR A JOB INTERVIEW
• Consider yourself as a product.
• Know about yourself (your personality).
• Research about the Organization.
• Research about the competing organization.
• Practicing interview questions.
• Questions to ask to the Interviewer.
• Dressing for success.
CONDUCTING YOURSELF DURING THE INTERVIEW
• Entering into the interview room.
• Wait for the interviewer’s reaction.
• Don’t talk what you have done.
• Talk about what you can do.
• Be confident.
• Maintain proper eye contact in a positive manner.
• Think of the questions asked by interviewer for
• Revaluate your resume.
• Send thank-you note or e-mail to the interviewer .
IMPORTANCE OF THANK-YOU NOTE
• A survey of hiring managers -
15% - no
35% - yes, but less preference.
• The real purpose of thank-you note is to express genuine
appreciation for some courtesy extended to you.
• Thank-you note should be short.
“Company name” Ltd.
I would like to thank you for the Job interview and the time we spent speaking about the job
position in your organization yesterday.
I hope this small interaction may later translate into a fruitful professional relationship.
Please find enclosed a list of references that you requested. I look forward to hearing from
you regarding your hiring decision.
[2 suggested sentences as u like]
1. I trust you recognized my interest in the “job title”.
2. I look forward to being part of the R&D team and am confident that I will be able to be a
highly efficient team player for making a positive contribution to the team’s goals.
Again, thank you for your time, consideration and for all your efforts to arrange the interview.
What is Etiquette?
• Etiquette is a code of behavior that delineates
expectations for social behavior according to
contemporary conventional norms within a society,
social class, or group.
• Marked by courtesy.
• Gender plays a role.
• Marked by hierarchy & power.
• Gender plays no role.
• GOLDEN - Treat others as you would like to be
• PLATINUM - Treat others as they would like to be
Junior is introduced to senior.
The rule is to say important persons name first. Add
a few words about that person.
If you forget someone’s name during an introduction,
don’t panic. Look the person directly in the eye and
with a sincere smile, say “I’m sorry, but your name
just slipped my mind. Could you remind me?”
Stay around till both the parties start speaking.
• Failing to introduce people in a business situation makes
you look downright unprofessional.
• Always rise as a mark of respect.
• Look into the eyes and smile.
• Give a firm handshake.
Handshake is a gesture of acceptance and welcome.
Extend your right hand .
Web to web, finger to finger.
Give slight pressure.
Grasp the other person’s hand firmly and completely.
Look into the eyes and smile.
Release the hand in three seconds.
But no matter what, never, ever refuse to accept
• Be on time.
• Wait to sit until host/hostess indicated the seating
• Stand on the right side of your chair and enter from your
• Put your napkin in your lap.
• Decide on your menu selections quickly.
• Never order the most expensive item.
• Wait for all people to be served before beginning.
• Know which silverware to use with which food.
• Wait until everyone has been served before you begin to
• Salt/Pepper pass together.
• Generally pass food to the right.
• Don’t eat with your mouth full.
• Keep one hand in your lap unless you are eating
• Remove anything from your mouth with the same
implement that it went in with (except bones).
• Eat at a moderate speed.
• Try to maintain some polite dinner conversation.
• Never medicate yourself at the table.
• If you must leave the table, place your napkin in your
• Value time.
• Acknowledge introductions.
• Keep your phone at bay.
• Speak up to the ears.
• Avoid swear words and vulgar references.
• Poor communicating skill is not professional.
• Avoid personal questions during first meeting.
• Whoever gets to the door first should open it and hold
for others who are following.
• Never enter someone's cubicle without permission.
• Announce yourself at their doorway or lightly knock
on the wall.
• Post a sign or flag at your cube entrance to signal
when you can be interrupted.
• Don't peek in as you walk past each one.
• Don't loiter outside someone's cube while you wait
for him or her to finish a phone call.
• Never read someone's computer screen or comment
on conversations you overhear.
• Keep your hands off others desk.
• Avoid eating meals.