Interview Attire. LADIES. LADIES. A few reminders for the ladies…. Dress professionally and conservatively Keep jewelry and makeup to a minimum Don’t wear perfume Accessorize with a matching purse that “contains its contents” Shoes, belt and purse should all be the same color. GENTLEMEN.
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A few reminders for the ladies… • Dress professionally and conservatively • Keep jewelry and makeup to a minimum • Don’t wear perfume • Accessorize with a matching purse that “contains its contents” • Shoes, belt and purse should all be the same color
A few reminders for the gentlemen… • Remember it is better to be overdressed than underdressed • Conservative dark navy suit or sports coat • White shirt, conservative tie, pressed slacks, polished shoes, dark socks • Clean shave, well-groomed and clean cut • No cologne
Office Etiquette • Keep your phone ringer on a low volume and your speaking voice relatively low as well. Obviously, avoid speakerphones. • Be aware that most phone conversations can be overheard. • Turn off your phone ringer – or forward your calls appropriately – when not in your cubicle. Excerpts from “Find Your First Professional Job” by Scott Weighart.
Office Etiquette • E-mail or even instant messaging can be useful in this context to communicate to co-workers without unnecessary noise. • Keep computer sound levels low. • Try to avoid eating hot food at your desk. The aromas may distract those who are hungry or disgust those who are not hungry or who don’t share your food preferences. Excerpts from “Find Your First Professional Job” by Scott Weighart.
Office Etiquette • Act as if your co-workers’ cubicles have doors. Don’t just barge in and start talking: Knock on the cubicle’s walls. • Don’t be a “prairie dog,” peering over the tops of cubes to see if someone is in or to talk. • If you go to see someone in their cubicle, and they’re on the phone, leave and come back later. Don’t hang around where you can readily overhear their conversation. • If you have to share a cubicle or workspace with a colleague, you might want to suggest arranging different breaks or lunchtimes so each person gets at lease some privacy regularly. Excerpts from “Find Your First Professional Job” by Scott Weighart.
Office Etiquette • Here’s a really challenging one: You may overhear a question or comment occasionally and be tempted to respond because you know the right answer. Unless the question is directed to everyone in the area, don’t do it! It will bring attention to the fact that you’ve been eavesdropping, intentionally or not. Wait until someone asks you directly. Excerpts from “Find Your First Professional Job” by Scott Weighart.