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Corporate manners for Freshers

By Super Admin

Everyday new and young faces from professional and arts colleges make their entry to corporate services. Many of them accomplish themselves as successful entrepreneurs and outwit their counterparts to reach high positions. On the other hand the left group of freshers may wonder where they have failed in the race despite their proven caliber. Here are some corporate manners for freshers that would definitely add more competence to their caliber.

  • Always enquire about the timings of arrival, departure and breaks if; you are not informed beforehand
  • Follow the Golden Rule in a corporate " Never Be Late."
  • Your dressing is an expression of your attitude. Enquire about the company dress code or simply observe your would be colleagues. Dress positively to boost your impression.
  • Express a warm greeting to the receptionist whenever you pass her/him. He/She knows everyone at office and would help you to build office relationships.
  • Learn the office layout from the receptionist through casual talks.
  • You can find somebody in your team who you can rely upon and seek help from them during emergency cases.
  • Maintain a proper sitting posture.
  • Never personalize your cubicle with family photos and other little accessories.
  • Keep your personal calls to the lowest possible number (Read it as zero) during the first few weeks. In addition keep the ringer volume low yet audible to you.
  • Do not use office e-mail or surf the Internet for personal purpose.
  • Try to solve your duties rationally and never depend too much on others.
  • Never postpone your duties to the next day.
  • Be willing to extra duties or help your colleagues. However more importantly, know when you have to say the word "no".
  • During lunchtime ask your colleagues to join you or go to the lunchroom for food. This will enable you to interact with people from other departments too.
  • Never give out too much personal information about yourself to everyone. At the same time never be too inquisitive and gossip about others.
  • Always update yourself with knowledge of business and competition by reading journals, watching programmes, discussions etc.
  • During the first meetings and presentations share ideas but; keep your opinions to yourself.
  • Always keep eye contact with others while talking.
  • Let these corporate manners take you to new heights of your career.

    Story first published: Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 15:42 [IST]
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