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College Grads: Alcohol at a Job Interview -- Yes or No?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Diane Gottsman

While you are still unemployed and attempting to impress an interviewer, put the wine glass down and drink the water.

The Holiday Toast: Commonly Asked Etiquette Questions

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Most people cringe at the thought of standing up in front of a group of people and speaking in public. It's no surprise that an eloquent "Cheers!" seldom happens without prior thought and planning.

Office Flu Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

With flu season in high gear, here are a few commonly asked questions for those in the corporate environment.

Ask the Etiquette Expert: Holiday Table Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Diane Gottsman

Here are a few holiday table etiquette questions to start off the season on the right foot.

Ask the Etiquette Expert: How Can I Be the Perfect Holiday Houseguest?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Diane Gottsman

You may disagree with their politics, television choices or the way they parent their children, but it's not your place to interject your own preferences and particular parenting style. You are a guest, not a voting member of the immediate family. Even if you are the grandmother!

Ask the Etiquette Expert: How Can I Be the Best Personal Assistant?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The worst thing you can do is make an excuse. It's a sign that you are not willing to own your actions, which makes for a less impressive employee. When you make an error, own it, apologize, and state a plan of action moving forward.

Business Etiquette: 7 Ways Women Undermine Their Professional Success

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.01.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

You've worked hard to build your career, but despite your best professional efforts, a few bad habits may still be chipping away at your success. Don't undermine your professionalism by actions done on auto-pilot that could convey uncertainty or insecurity.

Ask the Etiquette Expert: How Can I Make the Most Out of My First Job Experience?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Finish what you start. This seems simple, but doing what you say you are going to do is the first step to establishing a strong professional reputation. If you say you are going to do something, follow through. No excuses.