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09/07/07
Lunch time tips
Filed under: Interviewing, First Year on Job
Posted by: site admin @ 6:19 am

An “aha” moment this morning when reading
the column by Anne Fisher, “Lunch-time
blunders.”  Several reminders of proper
etiquette at business lunches are obvious,
but the stand-out ones for me are:

Come prepared with well-informed small
talk.

   Have a few casual, non-business
topics in
         mind. 
   Learn to ask interesting questions
   Develop a common ground

Know your companion’s business.
Prep yourself on business news (not rumors)
and current trends in the industry.  Take
20 minutes or so to do a Google search
before you leave for lunch.

Simple etiqutte goes a long way:
   take small bites, so that you can quickly
swallow if somebody asks you a question.

    be polite  

   

 

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