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How to Apply for a Job

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.


Cultural Differences in Non-verbal Communication

Having some form of background Knowledge of culture and communicating with different cultures in both verbal and non verbal forms of communication can definitely set you apart form other applicants. Now a days companies are looking for more ways in which people can understand the cultures and communicate well knowing non verbal forms of communication.

I have looked at different cultures and how they communicate. Non-verbal messages are not all the same in different cultures. There are many signs that may represent the same image but has a totally opposite meaning. Gaining a better knowledge on how cultures around the world use non-verbal communication isn’t a bad idea.

I carried out a research paper on the Cultural Differences in Non-verbal Communication. Check it out.

Non-verbal Communication With Workplace Interactions

Before you start searching for jobs you have to research on the requirements of job. It could require you to work with different people on a daily bases and getting familiar with non verbal forms of communication can help you land a job because the employers is aware that you are open minded and aware of how important these signs are.

Non-verbal communication such as facial expressions, gestures, posture,  and tone of voice are important components of personal business interactions.  Non-verbal communication can help a small business owner to get a message across,  or to successfully interpret a message received from another person. On the  other hand, non-verbal communication can also send signals that interfere with  the effective presentation or reception of messages.

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The 7 C’s of Effective Communication

When job searching one of the main skills to have is to communicate effectively so that they potential employer is able to understand you and relate as to how passionate you are about the job you are applying for. There are 7C’s to effective communication which can lead you in the right direction to approach employers.

How to Follow Up After A Job Interview

After a job Interview it is really important to follow up with the hiring manager. This follow up could be anything from thanking the hiring manger for taking the time to meet with you and to discuss you interest in the position.

Its is very important to collect a business card or some form of contact information to follow up with those that you interviewed with. Sometimes there is more than one person interview you so its best to address all parties. If you happen to forget to to that then check through social media like LinkedIn or call the assistant at the business you were interviewing for.

The follow up Message can be in the form of an email or a hand written thank you letter. some factors to consider when the times come to send out the message:

  • Send out thank you letter or email to everyone who interviewed you.
  • Email is the fastest way to follow up a thank you message
  • Even though email is the fastest a hand written letter is always more personable. Also it shows that you care enough about the job to take time to write a note mail your thank you.
  • Try and send out the message within 24 Hours of the interview.
  • Make sure the message is clear and there are no punctuation, spelling and grammatical errors. Get the letter/ email proof read.
  • Also if there was anything that you missed mentioning during the interview now will be a great time to do so.

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