Courtesy& Business Etiquette Lesson 4 | Nidhi Nagpal
ETIQUETTE 2 One of the most powerful business tools available Your etiquette and people skills can make the difference between an adequate performance and one that will launch you to second round of the hiring process Your attitude and behavior toward others are as important as your resume, experience, training and technical abilities Manners and respect are the underlying foundation of good relationships, and good relationships translate to business success. That's what recruiters look for.
Etiquette 1 - Don't overdo the First Impression 3 You have 5 seconds to make a first impression in most situations. In a job interview you're given a bit more time to shine-approximately 30 seconds You are on stage from the moment you walk into the building where the interview will take place. Smile. Be enthusiastic You are on stage from the moment you walk into the building where the interview will take lace. Smile. Be enthusiastic Turn off your cell phone before you enter the building. When you arrive at the office where the interview will take place, politely introduce yourself to the receptionist, and sit at attention in the waiting area-no cell phone, magazines Stand and shake hands with the person who comes to escort you into the interview Enter the interview room with enthusiasm and energy, both of which can help to mask your nervousness. Smile, make eye contact, and try to maintain an open posture Shake hands with each individual in the room. If possible, walk around the side of the table or desk to shake hands; try not to have a barrier between you & the person you are meeting
Etiquette 2 - Avoid Wardrobe Malfunctions Always dress up and dress conservatively for a job interview You Remember how your parents told you to dress up to go to church or to visit Grandma? Their reasoning was that we show respect for an organization or an individual by dressing up Your polish indicates that you think the interview and potential employer matter and that you respect them and the situation
Etiquette 3 - Don't Underestimate the Power of Smile 5 Frown becomes the recruiter's focus, as they tried to analyze the candidate Are you being mean, mad, nervous, psychotic, disappointed that the interviewer is a male/female? This guessing game distracts recruiters from your answers and from your credentials A smile shows not only confidence, but a pleasant nature. It invites others to get to know you. Remember that not only is an employer filling an opening in a workforce, but is filling an opening in a business family.
Etiquette 4 - Master the art of Meet & Greet How you greet people reveals a great deal about you-your confidence, your attitude, your polish. Learn to give a good handshake. Always stand for a handshake in business Never have your left hand in a trouser pocket when shaking hands, and don't feel obligated to return a double handshake (left hand placed over the two hands shaking) or a pat on the upper right arm Maintain an open posture when shaking hands, smile, make eye contact, and say your first and last name When meeting people from other countries, you need to research cultural differences in order not to offend others or embarrass yourself In some cultures for example, a hug, kiss or air kiss may accompany that first handshake- you don-t want to be taken off guard
Etiquette 5- Ask Questions, Show Interest 7 Keep in mind that the job interview is a two-way street. It's an opportunity for you to sell yourself to the company, but also to learn more about the workplace to see if the position and environment are a good fit for you Go in with a few questions, such as details about the type of work that the position entails, the corporate culture, and the typical career path of someone who holds the position And, don't be scared to speak up: not asking questions can signal that you're uninformed or uninterested.
Etiquette 6 - Thank You Note 8 Sending a thank you letter via email is fine when the decision must be made quickly, but always follow up with written correspondence Express your thanks for the interviewer's time and for the chance to learn more about the company No need to go overboard and-please-don't send a gift or flowers after the interview (yes, it's been done)
9 When it comes to interviewing, practice makes perfect, and knowing the rules ahead of time is a great start. So be prepared, be confident, and be yourself, and you'll shine. Good luck! Thank You
I am currently pursuing Human Resource Management at XLRI, Jamshedpur. I am also a CS Engineer & have worked for C-DOT for 2.5 years.