Eye contact plays an integral role in effective business communication. As a major component of body language, eye contact communicates intentions, levels of interest and degrees of understanding. Whether communicating with subordinates or superiors, the dominant culture in the United States values eye contact in all business situations and personal relationships as well. When addressing superiors, the same basic principles of appropriate eye contact among fellow co-workers should be applied with less familiarity between subordinates and superiors.
Finding a job is not difficult if you know what type of work you want to do. Of course, your education and skills will play a big factor in what type of job you are qualified for. One of the biggest secrets to finding a job is to apply to hundreds of them. Make sure you are qualified before you waste the time to fill out an application or send a resume. If you don’t Read the rest of this entry »
Finding a job can be made easier if you fill out your employment application correctly. There are a number of applicants who simply make mistakes on their application that can cost them an interview. Make sure you answer every question on the application. Do not leave any employment gaps unless you are prepared to discuss them should you get an interview. You should always attach a resume with your completed application when searching for a job.
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Many applicants who have stellar resumes and references fail to get the job because they fumble the interview questions. Interviews can be nerve wracking experiences, and people frequently become so nervous that they do not put their best foot forward. If you are feeling anxiety due to an upcoming interview, there are several steps that you can take to make the process go more smoothly.
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Most recruiters advice you to send a thank-you letter right after your interview. The current trend is to send an email and not a letter through snail mail. That’s because email is considered the best way to communicate with recruiters. You can find your dream job by emailing a professional thank-you note to the attention of the person who interviewed you.
Make the thank-you note no longer than one paragraph. Simply thank the interviewer for their time and let them know you are interested in the job.Never heard of this before? Get up to speed May 2013