Both N. Meanwell and S. Sobolov
had pertinent comments about
preferred ways of presenting
yourself at the NERM Career
Workshops in Hartford last week.
In cover letters, Nick spoke about
addressing the letter to specific people.
Even emailed public relations
documents should contain cover
In interviewing and networking
introductions, Susan could not forget
the importance of a good, practiced
handshake. In fact, she commented
that one decision-maker she observed
commented that he would not hire a
person, based solely on the first
impression and the handshake.
These and other similar helpful hints
were contained in a book recommended
by P. Forni [mentioned in a previous
blog], “Business Class” by J
Whitmore. Particular tips on making a
positive first impression, handshaking,
small talk, phone calls, and dining
Another topical resource is L Lowndes book,
How to talk to anyone which I came away
- conversation progression - cliches,
facts, feelings, personal statements, “we
- upping my small talk skills
- giving my body language a positive
Recall: Technical tools are helpful, yet
people hire people.