Category Archives: Business etiquette

Dining Etiquette: The Art of a Mannerly Business Meal

he savvy professional knows the importance of strong dining skills and it should come as no surprise that dining, unless done well, could be disastrous to your reputation. It is for this reason that second interviews are often conducted over … Continue reading

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15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs To Know

Prepare a polite exit. Pachter says you need to be the one talking as you’re making the exit. “Remember to leave when you are talking. At that point, you are in control, and it is a much smoother exit.” You … Continue reading

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Will You Be Calling Me Back? The Etiquette Of Job And Business Rejection

An interesting phenomenon has currently come to the forefront. An increasing number of organizations aren’t sending a notification to the applicants they interview but don’t select for the position. Surprisingly, this practice is becoming more prevalent at most levels, including, … Continue reading

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7 questions you should ask at work

They say there are no bad questions at the workplace…but guess what, there totally are! We tell you how to ask the great ones. In a job interview, ask… ” How did the last person with this job do?” You’ve … Continue reading

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5 ways to follow rules of office etiquette

Around four months ago, a mid-level executive’s casual dress sense cost him a plum posting in an international engineering and design company. The company couldn’t risk having a leader whose team members didn’t pay him any heed. Employees need to … Continue reading

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Why etiquette can boost your bottom line

An increasing number of corporate executives are turning to etiquette courses to improve their professional standing. Increased business with Asians, who are conscientious about protocol and hold it in high regard, has spurred the interest of some. But there is … Continue reading

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Unwritten rules that ensure correct workplace etiquette

WHEN I was lucky enough to get my first proper job in an office I wrongly thought that turning up before 9am and working efficiently until 5pm would be enough to keep me in my colleagues’ good books. However, within … Continue reading

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Look at Me: Making the Case for Eye Contact at Work

New research suggests that mobile devices are increasingly interfering with the eye contact we make with others and ultimately can affect the emotional connections we make at work. Since the dawn of the smartphone it’s become common to see a … Continue reading

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How To Dress For Your Next Job Interview

Once upon a time, almost everyone wore business suits to job interviews. “If you watch old television shows and movies from the 1950s, men wore suits and ties and women wore nice dresses pretty much everywhere,” says Andy Teach, author … Continue reading

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Workplace Etiquette 101: The Mistakes You Want to Avoid

Weak handshakes Have you ever held a dead fish before? I haven’t, either. But I envision it feeling cold, sometimes clammy and always limp. That’s a lot like what a weak handshake feels like. But the fact that it feels … Continue reading

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