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10/15/09
More on Civility. NERM and good books
Filed under: Interviewing, Public Relations docs, Networking, Mature professionals, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 1:20 pm

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
letters.


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
etiquette.


Another topical resource is L Lowndes book,
How to talk to anyone which I came away
learning about
  - conversation progression - cliches,
facts, feelings, personal statements, “we
statements”

  - upping my small talk skills
  - giving my body language a positive
groove.

Recall:  Technical tools are helpful, yet
people hire people.

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