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Workplace Etiquette

Open Office Space Etiquette: Do's and Don'ts

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you are sensitive to noise and find it unsettling, employ your ear buds or headset to stream your favorite music. Though you are still in a shared space, music will offer a quiet retreat.

8 Business Etiquette Tips Everyone Should Follow

Amy Arndt | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Amy Arndt

"They're looking to see how you conduct yourself, how you eat, what you drink -- all of it. Your interview begins way before you think it does."

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.

Business Etiquette: Before You Say 'I Don't Know'

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Starting a new job can be stressful, especially when you find yourself in those awkward situations where your standard answer seems to be, "I don't know." Don't fret. Here are a few tips to on how to handle those situations:

Business Etiquette: The Art of the College Job Search

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Diane Gottsman

A great resume and strong GPA are not enough to land a job offer. In today's business environment you must be able to demonstrate your knowledge of appropriate behavior during the job search process.

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.

Office Etiquette: 10 Drugstore Items That Can Save Your Day

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Within the course of a typical workday, life can dish up a wide array of curveballs, surprises and mini-crises. The key to navigating through many of these emergencies can be solved with items from the nearest drugstore.

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.

Happy Hour Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

There are obvious benefits, and downfalls, to attending the office happy hour. Here are a few tips to make the most out of mixing beer with business.

A GIF Guide To Getting What You Want At Work

Posted 07.31.2013 | Women

There's going to be a time when you want something from your boss. Whether you're asking for a flexible schedule, a raise, or just that vacation day y...

Suiting Up for Success: Job Interview Attire For Men (Part II)

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Making a positive statement is never more important than when you walk into the room for a job interview. First impressions are lasting, and a job interview is not the time to cut corners on your professional image.

Suiting Up for Success: Job Interview Attire for Women (Part I)

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

If you are a recent college graduate, or jumping into the workforce after an extended break, setting yourself up to stand out from your competition is a professional priority.

Apology Etiquette: It's Never Too Late

Diane Gottsman | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

There is a "right" way to apologize, and there is a wrong way. The right way is to accept responsibility for your actions and remorsefully express your sincere regret for the damage done. The wrong way is anything other than a heartfelt apology.

11 Reasons Your Co-Workers Hate You

Salary.com | Aaron Gouveia | Posted 02.20.2013 | Small Business

Annoying coworkers make office life miserable. You know who they are. Maybe it was something as huge as taking all the credit for a game-changin...

How To Handle A Colleague Who Does This

Posted 01.24.2013 | Women

Jennifer Winter | The Daily Muse Unless you’re on the set of Days of Our Lives, crying is generally something we all try to avoid at work. But, t...

6 Ways To Beat The Post-Holiday Work Slump

Posted 01.03.2013 | Women

Katie Douthwaite | The Daily Muse When the champagne bottles have all been popped, the presents unwrapped, and the pull-out couch at your parents...

The Workplace Mistake Women Often Make

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Briana Fasone | The Daily Muse Before Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler—and even before Joan Rivers—comedy’s queen of self-deprecation was the lat...

Pot May Be Legal, But It's Still Not Cool At Work

AP | KRISTEN WYATT and GENE JOHNSON | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business

DENVER — Pot may be legal, but workers may want to check with their boss first before they grab the pipe or joint during off hours. Businesses ...

HO HO NO: Half Of Bosses Aren't Planning A Holiday Party

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.27.2012 | Small Business

Ready to deck the halls of your office and hang mistletoe in the break room? You may want to hold off. A new survey by staffing firm OfficeTeam fo...

Flirting With Negotiation -- Redefining 'Feminine Charm'

Paula Gutlove | Posted 01.08.2013 | College
Paula Gutlove

Competent, talented women should not ignore their value and flatter their negotiating partner with sexual innuendoes to be considered likeable. Not only does such behavior demean women, putting them in a subservient position, but it doesn't gain the woman any value at the bargaining table.

9 Of The Strangest Things Witnessed In An Office Elevator

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

Office life has its ups and downs and nowhere is that more evident than the work elevator. A new survey by CareerBuilder reveals some of the more c...

10 Things I've Learned From Office Politics

Forbes Woman | Posted 06.21.2012 | Women

They say you shouldn't burn bridges, and that's true. But I've burned bridges before, and it's hard not to be angry sometimes if you feel like you've ...

Workplace Etiquette: Be Your Best at Work

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Treating your colleagues with respect can gain you a winning edge and create a win-win situation for everyone at the office. Here are some basic rules of etiquette in the office and at office parties.