Your attire, interpersonal relations and communication skills—how you act at work is just as important as what you know. Here are some tips to help you make a difference when networking and looking for a job.
It is important to be familiar with the current communication and interpersonal practices in the world of work and management. Whether or not you adhere to them could have a significant impact on your career.
A few rules of thumb
Communication is not limited to spontaneous interactions with employers. All your tools must reflect the professional that you aspire to be. Take care of it now. See our page of tips.
Recruiters constantly look at social media to learn more about candidates they meet or want to approach. Be prudent and don’t ruin your chance. Control your image on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
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Clothing and shoes, hygiene, hair, jewellery and make-up: details which may seem irrelevant are determining factors.
When you go to work, a networking event or an interview, you need to dress up more than you usually do on a day-to-day basis. This excludes occasions when you are told to dress casually.
In management circles, professionals are generally expected to wear slightly more neutral and conservative clothing than in other environments. That can mean:
But there are some nuances.
In any case, professionals are always expected to have impeccable hygiene.
Learn to manage your professional image in order to stack the odds in your favour. Take the Business Etiquette workshop.