Saturday, July 26, 2014

Netiquette IQ - Our Latest Newsletter Featuring Absolutely Abby, Job Search Authority, Author and Speaker!

Data protection, from the Netiquette IQ blog: Prospective Job Research Basics, and an interview with author Abby Kohut, Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets.

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Ten Core Research Basics For The Organization Where You Are Applying

As I have presented Netiquette to various groups, it has become apparent that a shockingly low percentage of applicants, whether they be job-seekers, students, or anyone applying for something, bother to research the company/recipient of their request. This is not only sub-standard Netiquette, but it is missing some basic fundamentals which can enhance the chances of achieving your objective.

By not having a factual understanding of the person or entity, you miss the opportunity to personalize or being prepared to discuss what the essentials may be. In doing so, you run a higher risk of not gaining an interest from the email reader. I can tell you from many years of sales experience, people are always impressed with preparation and a knowledge when a presenter shows these. 
Below are some basic suggestions anyone can easily research. It will be time worth spending and very well might make the difference in your end results!

Research your prospective company

1.       Top accomplishments
2.       Stock prices
3.       Executives
4.       Competition
5.       New Products
6.       Your specific immediate value
  7.      Check the website and view the  buzzwords in product descriptions, press releases and white papers
8.       Popular products
9.       The specific areas you will be associated with
10.    History of the company (anything unique?)


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Abby Kohut, who is known on the web as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and the author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets.  In the past 18 years, Abby held positions such as Senior Director of Recruiting for Kaplan, Interim Director of Recruiting for Continuum Health Partners, and Manager of Global Recruiting for Alpharma. Her websiteAbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes in 2013, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you.  Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal which you can learn more about at www.AbbyAcrossAmerica.com

Netiquette IQ Quote of The Day - Albert Einstein on Relativity

I have never read a definition about relativity quite like what is quotes below. It is both simple and deep!


“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.”
― Albert Einstein
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In addition to this blog, I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, "Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki


 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ Rider University and  PSG of Mercer County New Jersey.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Netiquette IQ Core Rules for IM


I have written or had on my blog Netiquette rules for texting; Below is an article for Netiquette on IM. They are similar but there are some subtleties for each. I also do not agree with the author published below implies that IM lingo can be used.
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Office Netiquette: Instant Messaging
by Beverly West
Monster Contributing Writer  nonster.ca
The use of instant messaging (IM) is on the rise in the workplace, and many experts believe that it will eventually replace email as a corporate communication tool.

Instant messages, or IMs, allow coworkers to exchange information in real time. Yet IMs also present a way for employees to waste time on involved personal conversations. Also, IM technology tends to be insecure and therefore has the potential of leaving corporate networks vulnerable to viruses and hackers. So while most companies are reluctant to eliminate instant messaging altogether, some have also been slow to embrace it -- and even slower to develop clear policies about its use or misuse in the workplace.

Instant Messaging Best Practices

Since many companies have yet to formalize their rules of netiquette as it relates to IMs, an unsuspecting employee who uses instant messaging can wind up in hot water. Fortunately, there are some general standards and practices that are beginning to govern the world of instant messaging. Here are some suggestions from admins who regularly use instant messaging at work:

Use Your "Away" Status Message: "If you just leave your portal open all the time, you can get distracted easily with the constant pop-ups, and it can get very difficult to focus on the tasks at hand," says Jason Bergund, who relies on instant messaging to coordinate complicated activities between a suite of editing bays and their production teams for his job in New York City. "I custom-design my status messages to let people know when I’m busy, at lunch, on a phone call or working on a detailed document -- so they know that I’m busy without my having to respond to each and every instant-message query right in the moment."
·  Keep It Professional: "Instant messages can get really lengthy, because they offer such an easy way to communicate," says Dana Bilbao, who works in production for a Los Angeles-based entertainment company. "Also, conversations have a tendency to get intimate very quickly, because instant messaging can almost be like talking to yourself." Bilbao restricts her instant-messaging sessions to pertinent information, and she politely bows out when things start to get too personal.
·  Avoid Talking About Confidential Information: "When you’re instant messaging, always be aware that you’re on an unsecured line," says Richie Fusco, an office manager for a securities firm in New York City. "I’m always careful not to discuss confidential or sensitive information over an instant message, because it’s just too easy for pirates to hack into old conversation logs. And I always make sure that my virus and spyware protection is up to date."
·  Follow Company Policy: "Make sure you know your company’s IM policies, if there are any," cautions Bergund. "Many companies, particularly companies in which large numbers of people in different locations have to coordinate their activities, understand that instant messaging is a great interoffice tool. But I’ve also worked at companies that really frowned on it." Find out if your company has applicable rules and adhere to them. And if a company policy doesn’t exist, use common sense, and don’t push the envelope.
Quick Guide to Common IM Lingo
·  BRB: "be right back"
·  BTW: "by the way"
·  CYL: "catch you later"
·  IMO: "in my opinion"
·  LOL: "laugh out loud"
·  NP: "no problem"
·  TTYL: "talk to you later" 
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In addition to this blog, I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, "Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki


 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ Rider University and  PSG of Mercer County New Jersey.

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Netiquette IQ Quotation of The Day - Nelson Mandela on Education


Netiquette can be a powerful tool to promote many good things. The better one is educated to improve upon it, the better so many things can become.
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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela
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In addition to this blog, I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, "Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki


 If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ Rider University and  PSG of Mercer County New Jersey.

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