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> Disregarding social courtesies Forgetting to say please, thank you , and excuse me, and failing to perform other common civilities makes colleagues and superiors doubt your judgement.

These two facts are key. But you also have to be prepared by dressing appropriately, preparing a list of the points you want to make, and having a pretty good idea of what will happen and how to respond. By doing so, the situation won’t seem nearly as one-sided.

> Criticizing others in public

Be Prepared Find out everything you can about the company before the interview. Read any reports, reference books, or brochures you can find, and check out the company website, if one exists. Also, try to contact somebody you know who works at the company, preferably a friend, acquaintance, or someone who attend the same college as you did.

Generally the criticizer comes off looking worse than the person being criticized.

> Taking messages carelessly. > Making people wait > Pronouncing names wrong or forgetting names all together

> Using vulgar and

inappropriate language

> Giving someone the

runaround Which means thing like ducking responsibility and giving vague or conflicting answers.

business etiquette

Some of things you should find out about the company you are interviewing with are... > The correct pronunciation and spelling of its name > The business of the company: what it produces or what services it provides > Whether it’s a national or international company, as opposed to regional or local. > The size of the company. > It’s attitude toward women and minorities. Most companies have a stated policy on diversity and it can be found on its website

Everything Etiquette  

Redesign of an etiquette book.

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