Cell Phone Etiquette

People use cell phones both for business and personal use.  Here are a few reminders of cell phone etiquette:

Although cell phones are convenient, an unexpected call at an inappropriate time can be embarrassing and disruptive, especially in a job interview.  The number one rule is to shut your cell phone off before you enter the building for an interview.

When temping and trying to get a permanent job, cell phones should also be turned off.  You do not want your phone ringing during business hours.  It may appear to the employer that you are more interested in receiving personal calls than doing the job at hand.  Personal calls should be made on a lunch break or after work.

Cell phones can be extremely convenient and useful.  However, always remember to follow appropriate cell phone etiquette when looking for a job.  It could make or break the interview and the job.