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Five Steps to Success
Transcript of Five Steps to Success
You have been offered an interview for an internship or a full-time job.
You will meet your possible employer at a business luncheon.
It's time to show him/her that you are the right candidate for the job! Step Two: Timing and Entrance Arrive about five minutes early.
Don't do anything you wouldn't do for someone of the same sex.
Do not sit until the interviewer does so.
Don't begin by discussing the business at hand. Step Three : A Healthy Handshake Only shake once or twice.
Keep the handshake firm, but do not squeeze too hard.
A man or a woman can initiate the handshake.
Look the recipient in the eyes. Step Four: Dining Etiquette Step One: Getting Ready Put your napkin on your lap as soon as you sit down.
Order decisively and without hesitation.
Order something that is easy to eat.
Don't order the most expensive thing.
Don't start eating until everyone is served.
Cut food into small pieces.
Leave your napkin on your chair if you need to temporarily leave.
All drinks are on your right and side dishes are on your left.
Remember that silverware is organized "outside in."
Do not put your elbows on the table. However, forearms may be placed on the table when not eating.
Always pass food to your right.
When tipping, be discrete. Carry a handful of loose bills. Step Five: Write a Thank-You This says, "I appreciate your time."
Be prompt in writing and sending it.
It should be handwritten and exude enthusiasm for the prospective job. Choose a suitable outfit the night before that is appropriate for the occasion.
Anticipate questions and thoroughly prepare answers.
Ensure proper grooming.
Use the restroom prior to your arrival.
Put phone on silent. Conclusion A business luncheon is the perfect occasion to impress your prospective employer and make a good first impression.
If you follow these steps...
You will significantly increase your chances of landing the job!
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"Business Lunch Etiquette 101." Open Forum. American Express, 21 Oct. 2011. Web. 27 Jan. 2013. <http://www.openforum.com/articles/business-lunch-etiquette-101/>.