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In Foreign, about 80% of the interviews are at dinner only.Interviewer wants to know that you can socialize with your client or not. Manners followed by you at the dining will evaluate your personality.As an individual its important to know it.
What it is?
Set of rules that govern expectations of the social and dining behavior in a workplace, group or society. Sign of a knowledgeable professional.
GreetingsWhen meeting someonerise if you are seated.smile and extend your hand. A handshake should be firm and held for 3-4 seconds.Introduce yourself.
Approaching to the Table Sit where the host assigns you. Help the lady to get seated.Take your seat from the left side of the chair.Put all beepers, pagers, and cell phones at silent mode or turn them off .
Posture Position your elbows off the table while eating and on lap while not using your hands. Make appropriate eye contact.Be comfortable. Wait until everyone is seated before eating.
How to use napkins?Start the meal after the host unfolds his napkin. Napkin rests on the lap till the end of the meal.Don't try to clean the cutlery or wipe your face or nose with the napkin. The host will signal the end of the meal by placing his or her napkin on the table. At the end of the meal, leave the napkin semi-folded at the left side of the place setting.
ORDERING Wait for the HOST to order Dont order the most expensive dish from the menu Avoid ordering the messy, hard foods such as chicken wings etc. Dont order drinks unless your host tell you to order so. Dont order more than one drink.
Passing and Adding Food is passed from your right to left and drinks from left to right .If you need to stretch for food then ask someone to pass it .Always pass pepper and salt in Pair.
How to use the utensils?Hold knife in the right hand and fork in the left hand. If you want to take a drink put down both the utensils on the plate.
While eatingWhen dining with others, everyone is supposed to start and finish at the same time. Do not slurp the soup or insert the whole spoon into the mouth.Do not blow on the soup to cool it off.
Use your fingers to remove bread from the serving plate/bread basket. Large sandwiches should be cut with your knife before lifting and eating. It is never acceptable to ask a person why they have not eaten all the food. Don't correct others if they aren't using proper etiquette.While eating
How to use glasswares?Hold the glass by its stem.Do not drink when there is still food in your mouth.Never turn a wine glass upside down to decline wine.
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