Whether you are seeking a job or you already have a job, good communication helps you to build strong relationships. Professional and effective communication opens doors to opportunities, including promotions.
With today's technology, there are many ways to communicate. Here are some methods and how to use them most effectively.
Do respond to texts from a recruiter or an employer, using professional language, and correct punctuation and grammar.
Don't initiate a communication via text to a recruiter or an employer.
At the end of an interview, ask for their timeline on making a hiring decision. If they give you a date, wait until that date to follow up with an email or phone call. Generally speaking, if you are not given a date, follow up after one week.
There are more do's and don'ts for each method of communication, which are covered in "Professional Communication Etiquette": Cell Phones, Emails & Texts, Oh My!"" This webinar, presented by Tanya White-Earnest, Director of Trident's Center for Career Planning and Workforce Strategies, is available to view now.