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Workplace Readiness Series. Workplace Etiquette. 2014. Workplace Readiness Series. Resume Writing Job Search 2014 How To Successfully Ace a Job Interview Workplace Etiquette Taking Charge of Your Career. What is Etiquette?. Test Your Etiquette Intelligence. Answer the following

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workplace readiness series
Workplace Readiness Series
  • Resume Writing
  • Job Search 2014
  • How To Successfully Ace a Job Interview
  • Workplace Etiquette
  • Taking Charge of Your Career
test your etiquette intelligence
Test Your Etiquette Intelligence

Answer the following

Workplace Etiquette


meeting etiquette
Meeting Etiquette
  • How early should you arrive for a scheduled meeting?
  • What about arriving late?
  • How do I enter a meeting in progress gracefully?
  • What should I do if I have to leave a meeting early?
  • What should I do if I miss a meeting?
  • As the organizer of the meeting, what should you do if you notice that you will need to go past the scheduled ending time?
  • Why are nametags so important?
  • Nametags should be worn on your RIGHT side front shoulder area
  • Enables a person to see your name as you’re shaking hands
  • If worn around your neck – adjust the length so it can be easily seen without the other person looking down
  • Do not clip nametags at the bottom of your jacket
  • If writing your own name tag – write clearly or have someone else do it
  • When meeting someone, always rise if seated, extend your hand and repeat the other person’s name in your greeting.
  • A good handshake is important – it should be firm and held for 3 seconds
    • Types of handshakes:
      • The Dead Fish
      • The Terminator
      • The Finger Holder
      • The Smothered
  • Females and males should be ready to initiate a handshake
  • Is it proper to hug in business?
  • Why are introductions one of the most important acts in business life?
  • Proper Introductions
    • Introduce a younger person to an older person
    • Introduce a non-official person to an official person
    • Introduce a junior person to a senior person
  • Do not assume that everyone wants to be called by his 0r her first name
business meals
Business Meals

Don’t order messy meals

Order something in the mid-price range

Hold your utensils properly

Don’t drink too much

Make conversation

Practice good table manners

receptions social hour networking
Receptions/Social Hour /Networking
  • What is the purpose of a business reception?
    • Mingling/ making contacts
    • Part of an interview process
    • Employee entertaining clients
  • When you enter, observe the layout of the room
  • If no tables, you should have your food or your drink in your hand – never both.
  • If you have a drink, hold it in your left hand
  • If you have food, hold it in your right hand and eat with your left
  • If tables – you can have food and drink together – be ready to stand and greet people
  • Always greet/introduce yourself to the host/hostess
  • Connect with as many guests as possible - focus eye contact on that individual and after a time politely excuse yourself to move on to someone else
personal appearance
Personal Appearance
  • Dress codes can be confusing
  • So many labels
    • Business attire
    • Business casual
    • Casual
  • What you see is what you get!
    • The clothes we choose communicate an important nonverbal image to others
dress for success for women
Dress for Success – for WOMEN
  • A straight-forward business suit is best.
  • Wear sensible pumps.
  • Be moderate with make-up and perfume.
  • Makeup should enhance your natural features,

not create new ones!

  • Wear simple jewelry.
  • Hair and fingernails should be well-groomed.
  • Bring pen and notepad to jot down any information you may need to remember
dress for success for men
Dress for Success – for MEN

A clean, ironed shirt and conservative tie are a must.

A simple jacket or business suit is a good idea as well.

Shoes should be polished.

Face should be clean-shaven; facial hair should be neatly trimmed.

Hair and fingernails should be well-groomed.

Use cologne or after-shave sparingly.

Bring pen and notepad to jot down any information you may need to remember  


How much does a

person’s appearance

influence your opinion of him or her?

simple rules of personal appearance
Simple Rules of Personal Appearance
  • When in doubt about how to dress, examine others that you respect and imitate that
  • Your attire should reflect your environment and your position
  • Never wear clothes that reveal too much
  • Always err on the conservative side
  • Avoid over accessorizing and skip cheap looking accessories
  • Keep it neat and clean - no stains, rips or holes
  • Do not wear wrinkled garments
top workplace etiquette tips package your brand identity
Top Workplace Etiquette Tips…Package Your Brand Identity
  • Manage your communication style (talking, emails, body language, etc.)
  • Meet people with confidence - say your name clearly
  • Dress well – always
  • Speak to be heard and with certainty
  • Show genuine interest in others
  • Listen attentively and for understanding not rebuttal
  • Build your brand
  • Be true to your brand
thank you for attending workplace etiquette
Thank You for attending

Workplace Etiquette