Often a time we all look for what we have to do when it comes to completing a job application. What about what not to write when completing these forms. There is no right or wrong but sometimes the obvious gets us making errors and mistakes. if we know the don’ts to completing the application then we wont have to worry about it not being correct.
I’ve just complied some points that i use when completing these applications
- Don’t cross off information
- Don’t write unemployed on application
- Don’t say anything bad about a person or company
- Don’t forget to sign and date on the application
- Don’t lie
- Don’t make mistakes
- Don’t leave blanks
- Don’t use abbreviations
- Don’t try to explain limitations on the application – describe your abilities and skills
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People think that etiquette behavior only applies to employees and workers down the management pyramid, when in actuality it applies to everyone, f not more so to top managers and bosses. They need to set an example so its best they show that through setting good examples and being role models for other employees.
If you are a boss with motives to become a better role model and show sophistication through out what you do in public and at work read the article linked before for more information:
It addresses anything from communication, business writing and dressing professionally at all times
Office culture varies widely from place to place but these tips apply from the most relaxed start up to a downtown corner office.
Don’t default ‘reply all’. Keep ‘reply all’s’ to a minimum and only when the whole group is interested in your answer. When sending a group email where replies only need to be directed to you, consider BCC. Instead, be a good email-er and preface subject lines with FYI: or Response needed.
Don’t abbreviate words. Your colleagues deserve the same respect as clients. Keep the language in emails and other communication grammatically correct (and brief). This helps prevent confusion and keeps you looking professional. Additionally, turn off the caps lock. Beyond an overly-long acronym, it has no place in the workplace.
Don’t forget that sound- and smells- travel. In an open office, chomping and chewing or reheated lunches can easily grate coworkers’ nerves. While that leftover garlic pasta is delicious, it’s best to not use the communal microwave to heat it up.
Here are a few basic etiquette pointers to keep things cool in the workplace:
Do respect your coworker’s space. Offices, even if they are cubicles or open desks, should be respected as belonging to the ‘owner.’ Knock on the cubicle door or otherwise announce yourself and refrain from leaning on someone else’s desk.
Do make work-friends. Some offices everyone is close and others are strictly business-only. Do what works for you, but knowing a few details about co-workers’ lives makes it a lot easier to make small talk in the elevator or while waiting for the coffee to finish brewing.
Do ask before you put someone on speakerphone. If anyone else will be listening to the call, introduce them as well. Likewise if you’d like to record a call, ask first.
Do you need to start a job search, but aren’t sure how to go about applying for jobs? How you apply for jobs depends on the type of position you are seeking, and how the company accepts applications. Here are a few ways you can look for jobs.
Apply for Jobs Online
Before you start applying for jobs online it’s important to prepare to complete online job applications and to gather all the information you’ll need to apply.
Email Job Applications
When you are using email to apply for jobs, all your communications should be as professional as they would be if you were sending written correspondence. Your email messages need to be properly formatted and should include a relevant subject line and your signature.
Apply for Jobs on Company’s Website
Company websites are among the best sources of job listings, especially if you know what companies you are interested in working for. You can go directly to the source and search for and apply for jobs online directly on many company websites.