You are studying, or you are about to finish your studies, selected your career path and now it's time to take that big step to approach employers. Every job search has an element of stress. When searching for a job you have to send email to companies not knowing whether what you are telling them is right or not. Communication is an essential aspect of everything, including job search process. It determines whether you will fit well within the team and their culture. Below are few essential communication etiquette tips that will massively help you in the selection process.
The first impression comes from communication
Yes, you need to dress well for the interview, but what do you think makes the first impression when meeting with the potential employer. Finding and applying for any job is daunting, but the task becomes even more daunting with poor communication skills. You need to follow the job listing instruction when applying for a job. Make sure you follow the straightforward directions. Avoid using phrases or words that can be misinterpreted, instead be succinct and leave other details for later discussions.
Respect both their time and yours
After applying, try not to overthink the reasons why you have not received a reply yet. It's important to know that after application, it will go either way. You can be called for an interview or not. However, if you feel you deserve a specific opportunity, it's acceptable to do a follow-up. If you decide to follow up, make sure3 it's a week or so after the initial outreach. If it's sooner than a week, it shows a lack of respect and how desperate you are.
Nagging the HR or hiring manager isn't a business etiquette.
However, if you have received a response, but you are still waiting for further directions from your potential employer, you can check and find out if things are still progressing. Always check after the expected date. Following up not only serves as a reminder, but also reflects your interest and initiative.
When searching for a job, communication etiquette is one thing that will help you make the first impressions. Being respectful of both your time and other time and also having clear intention are the things that will set you apart. With everything you send, ensure all details are provided.
Remember, even a slightest difficult or sluggish language can go against you. Don't miss the boat because of the things you can avoid.