The Art of Manners

Post by: Tom Schin
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Manners are a funny thing. Often times, we have better manners when we’re out in the public eye than we have at home, even though we love our families more than perfect strangers.  We know what good manners are and how people should act, but we don’t get upset at ourselves when we don’t demonstrate those values.  They’re important in all aspects of your life – work, home, family, sports, leisure, etc. I see the most important piece as a simple formula of the golden rule – treat others as you’d want to be treated.

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Learn to Observe and Grow

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growing plate

People are impressionable.  Every day we see things, notice things, observe the actions of others and take mental photographs or notes on what happens around us. Some of it is immediately processed, some of it takes time and is quietly digested into our unconscious minds.  You watch a stranger sip a cup of coffee in an odd manner, and it sticks with you.  Someone treats another employee in a way that ruffles your moral compass, and you begin to look at both in a different light.

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Resume Basics

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Resume Basics

What Your Resume Should Include

Name and Contact Information

 

OBJECTIVE

Not everyone is a fan of objective statements. They can be helpful in describing your short and long term objectives, but can also pigeon hole you into a limited number of roles.

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What Your Resume Says

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AccuStaff interview

I read an article on Social-hire.com that talked about how quickly an average recruiter might spend reviewing resumes for a general job posting.  Six seconds is what they said.  Six Seconds!  That’s a quick snapshot of time to get your message into.  Those of you who are making your fancy versions with graphics, design elements, etc.  think again.

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Look Closely

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look closely

There’s no magic wand that will provide you with the “Perfect” job.  There are always exceptions to every rule, but in general, there are always things you will and will not enjoy in just about any role, whether or not it’s a full time, part time, or even a temporary job (and yes, that includes temp jobs with AccuStaff).

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