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When greeting someone for the first time, a cupped handshake (in which your left hand covers the normal handshake) is a good way to show my sincerity and interest.

o True

o False

2. At an interview or meeting, it is generally necessary for a man to stand only when a woman walks into the room.

o True

o False

3. At job fairs -- and other professional settings -- when I receive a business card from someone, I should take the time to really read the card before sticking it in my pocket or briefcase.

o True

o False

4. I should always turn off (or silence) my cell phone before heading into any interview or business meeting.

o True

o False

5. After a job interview, regardless of whether I am still interested in the job or not, I should always follow-up with a thank you note.

o True

o False

6. A few days after a job interview, I begin calling the employer every day to see when a hiring decision will be made.

o True

o False

7. When introducing myself at job fairs or other business settings, I should avoid saying anything except my name until the other person responds in kind.

o True

o False

8. When I know a company I am interviewing with is having a casual day on the day I am interviewing, it is best to dress down for the interview.

o True

o False

9. I have a great sense of humor, so it’s perfectly fine to have a humorous greeting on my voicemail (or answering machine) when job-hunting.

o True

o False

10. When at meetings at which people are wearing name tags, the best place to put your name tag is on your right chest/shoulder area.

o True

o False

11. When I place telephone calls to potential employers, I use a clear and confident voice and always first identify who I am and why I am calling.

o True

o False

12. At job and career fairs it’s okay for me to walk up to a group of people engaged in conversation and interrupt by introducing myself.

o True

o False

13. When talking on the phone with a potential employer or other business contact, it’s okay for me to put them on hold while I answer another phone call.

o True

o False

14. I always avoid asking questions at an interview because it is rude to interrupt the interviewer by asking questions.

o True

o False

15. No matter what type or level of job I am applying for, I always go out of my way to greet the receptionists and secretaries with sincerity.

o True

o False

 

Scoring:Whatever your score, the real purpose of this quiz has already been accomplished -- getting you better prepared for job-hunting.

Number of questions you answered correctly:

 

14-15: You're in great shape and should do well in your job search.
12-13: You're in good shape, though you need to do some polishing of your etiquette.
11-10: You're in need of doing some real work to get a better understanding of business etiquette.

Under 9: You're in need of spending a lot of time learning the details of business etiquette.

(from http://www.quintcareers.com/job-hunting_etiquette_quiz.html)

 

3.3 Read the text Etiquette to Job Searching. Mind Your Manner… and summarize the information given in it.



Etiquette to Job Searching. Mind Your Manner…

 

Good manners are very important and can often determine whether or not you get the job. The atmosphere in the corporate job world is so much different from that in typical college jobs; once you're hired after college, you're expected to know how to dress and act. According to company recruiters and hiring managers nationwide, proper etiquette among students they've interviewed is sorely lacking. Companies not only want strong academic credentials and solid leadership skills, they're also insisting on excellent interpersonal skills and etiquette is considered a component of those skills. Employers can afford to be very choosy in who they hire due to the challenging job market, so get a head start on the competition...

Dress appropriately for each company in oil and gas industry - Be aware of dress requirements for each company; dressing professionally will help you develop self-confidence as well as gain the confidence of others. It is recommended that both men and women wear a suit and sensible shoes. Women should wear a moderate amount of makeup and simple jewelry. Men should be clean shaven with a conservative tie and ironed shirt.

A neutral colored suit in navy or another dark color with a skirt

 

- Skirt length should be a little below the knee and never shorter than above the knee - Blouses should be cotton or silk (white or light pastel color) - Pantyhose should be flawless (no runs) and conservative in color. (You may want to bring an extra pair with you) - Basic pumps with 1’’- 2’’ heel (No strappy sandals or platforms!) - Simple Accessories. No visible body piercing (nose rings, eyebrow rings, etc.) - Make-up should be minimal and in conservative tones. - Minimal cologne or perfume. - Light briefcase or portfolio case  

 

 

    - A two piece suit in navy or another dark color. - A tie in a simple pattern that matches the colors of your suit. - Button down dress shirt (white or pastel) - Polished dress shoes in a dark color. - No earrings! If you normally wear one, take it out. - Get a haircut. Short hair always fares best. - Clean trimmed fingernails. - Minimal cologne. - Light briefcase or portfolio case.  

 

Show genuine enthusiasm - Be natural; people respond well to this. Get excited about the job you're interviewing for - express interest.

Be patient - Not everything that is faster is necessarily better; learn to differentiate between being appropriately persistent and immaturely impatient.

Watch what you say and how long you take to say it - This ranges from how you address others to avoiding slang expressions such as, "you know" or "like"; an intelligent response to an interview question should be between 2 and 6 sentences, not 6 paragraphs or 6 words.

Learn to listen - Listening is an essential tool for several reasons: by listening to others, you flatter them by showing that what they're saying is important; also, by listening you're learning and increasing your chances of succeeding - how will you understand what your responsibilities are if you're not listening?


Date: 2015-12-11; view: 507


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