Thursday, January 7, 2016

Netiquette IQ Blog Of 1/7/2016 - The Job Application Process with Foreign Companies, Languages and Cultures

The following Blog is taken from my newest book, "You're Hired. Super charge your email skills in 60 minutes! (and land that job...)"  You can find more information on it from the links below.

The Job Application Process with Foreign Companies, Languages and Cultures

“No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality.”
—Edward Sapir

I have iterated in my books something we have all directly experienced: the importance of recognizing the subtleties of communicating by email. When you communicate with someone from a different culture, region, country, or other demographic, effective communications become even more challenging.
More than ever, the world’s workforce is globalizing. It is commonplace for hiring processes to be located between or even among continents. Netiquette becomes even more critical in situations such as these. To address the differences in Netiquette for each major country is beyond the scope of this book, but here are some key principles and actions that need to be part of your Netiquette practices:

1.         Never make assumptions. (I know I keep saying this, but it’s true and very important.)
2.         Email should be simple in every aspect.
3.         Take appropriate time to learn about key issues in a company’s culture, especially if the company is overseas or conducts a large part of its business internationally.
4.         Pay particular attention to salutations and closings.
5.         Note time differences and plan to send emails accordingly.
6.         Avoid translation programs, but recognize that your recipient may be using one.
7.         Be careful with numeric time formats and telephone numbers.
8.         Avoid any jokes, colloquialisms, or acronyms.
9.         Ask if you are being clear and fully understood.
10.      Avoid any political discussions, even seemingly harmless ones.
11.      Keep in mind the unreliability of email transmission—ask for verification of receipt.
12.      Be careful of using potential spam words.
13.      Again, always be aware of your tone.
14.      Focus on staying consistent in your content, tone, and format.
15.      Do not try to impress your reader with exaggeration.
16.      Avoid native words or phrases such as comrade, buenas tardes, cheers, and so on, unless you are positive you are doing so correctly.

Remember, a compliment in one language may be an insult in another.
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