Building good rapport upon the first meeting is a crucial aspect to establishing a long-term relationship. And this becomes more critical when you are looking for a new job or new talents for your organization.
With the intense competition in the labor market, recruiters must be able to show the candidates high professionalism and courteousness. The same also applies to job seekers- if they want to leave a good impression to their target employer, they must show their best behavior all throughout the recruiting process.
But in the recent years, the proper decorum that recruiters and job seekers must follow have also changed. So, to help you update with the latest job hunting and hiring etiquette, here are the key takeaways from the infographic below from Phil. Exeq Search Solutions which give several tips on how we can build good rapport to recruitment managers and job seekers.
For Job Seekers
- Refrain from using the generic salutation line “Sir/Madam”.
- Keep your email address neat and professional.
- Ask for your references’ permission before you put their names on your resume.
- Keep your online persona clean.
- Prepare your career history and follow-up questions to ask the interviewer.
- Be on time.
- Mind your body language.
- Always send a thank you note.
- Let applicants know that you receive their application.
- Reach out to applicants and explain why it might take some time before you’ll be able to schedule them for the next part of the recruitment process.
- Be mindful of your candidates’ working schedule.
- Always protect your candidate’s confidentiality.
- Take time to read all applications.
- Be on time for interviews.
- Make sure to follow-up candidates about the status of their applications.
- Don’t give false hope.
- Ensure that the candidate feels comfortable throughout the interview.
To learn more about the proper etiquette for job seekers and recruiters, check out the infographic below.