Professional Social Etiquette-1-1

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You’ve perfected you resume. Your cover letters are  persuasive. Your interview skills are polished. You  are ready to pursue career opportunities. However  before you do, make sure you understand the  importance of social etiquette. Your behavior during  meals and receptions can advance, or halt you  candidacy for a job. Take a look at the following  common sense tips that will serve you well in your  job search and in life. An employer invites you to an event Be on time RSVP whether you are able to attend or not Do not cancel without a good reason Dress with care; clarify appropriate attire The person who invites, pays the bill Place you nametag on the upper right side of  your clothing Avoid foul language Learn to discuss any topic including those  that do not interest you Tell jokes only of they are appropriate Always sends a thank-you note within 2 -3  days You are at an employers reception and don’t know  anyone Go first; be the one to start the conversation Look for a shared or common interest Be a good listener; ask open-ended questions Avoid controversial or unsuitable subjects Make sure that your cell phone or pager will  not interrupt the conversation Don’t gossip Smile Don’t repeat; don’t ramble Don’t preach If all else fails, bring up the weather Starting conversation with a stranger Great new restaurant, movie or book Success stories Interesting classes Hobbies Sports events What you’ll do with your vacation break How to introduce people When making introductions  …  remember  this rule. Look at and say the name of the most  “important” person first. For example, “Mr.  CEO, I would like you to meet Mr. Junior  Executive.” The order of the most important  person is as follows: clients/customers, senior  executives, junior executives. If you are at an  employer sponsored event and you’re  introducing a friend/student that you know to  the hiring manager of the organization, you  would treat the hiring manager as the VIP. Introducing yourself:  if you are not  immediately introduced, you should introduce  yourself as promptly as decently appropriate.  When you are giving your title or describing a  major, do so in a way that makes sense, don’t  abbreviate. For instance, people off campus  don’t know what “OMIS” stands for. Responding to introductions:
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course ACTG 1B a taught by Professor 2 during the Spring '10 term at Foothill College.

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