Business etiquette skills essential for young professionals

Good business etiquette skills are essential for young professionals. Why? First, to be successful in the business arena. Second, to reflect well on the company or organization for which they work. And, third, to give them a greater level of confidence in any business setting. Many college graduates attend etiquette dinners of some type during… Read More


  Workplace character traits often trump skills. A lack of character in the workplace has now caused some companies to “hire for character and train for skill.” It doesn’t mean skills and competence don’t matter. But, often skills can be taught and mastered on the job, while character flaws may not be redeemable. We’ve all… Read More


Business People Shaking Hands - Business Etiquette Errors

Good business etiquette skills go a long way to increase your influence  and position you for career advancement. But, sometimes, even the most “seasoned” professionals drop the ball and make mistakes when it comes to proper business etiquette. Consider how you can set yourself apart as a more credible and polished professional by avoiding these… Read More


What you wear once you get the job may depend on the industry, the specific job requirements and even the region of the country—but what you wear for the interview is fairly universal.  So, for a professional image, dust off your navy suit. These guidelines will help give you a leg up on the competition.… Read More


When it comes to socializing with company executives, many employees get a case of social anxiety. It can strike at a company social event, sitting with senior management at a Chamber lunch…or worse, the dreaded elevator ride with just you and the company CEO! But, engaging with executives doesn’t have to give you clammy palms… Read More


mind manners

Stellar business etiquette skills are critical in any industry.  High standards of professional manners make interacting enjoyable and pleasant – with customers, clients, co-workers and guests in the office. In today’s competitive business arena, those who hone their business etiquette skills convey greater professionalism, confidence, and competence. These skills reflect on your company’s brand and… Read More


Cubicle etiquette is essential if coworkers are to coexist peacefully and have a productive day. It’s part of good business etiquette. If you’re a cubicle dweller, you know the positives to this work arrangement—a more connected staff and sense of camaraderie. But, also there are negatives and challenges—a lack of privacy, more interruptions, and increased… Read More


March is the month when we spring forward. It’s a great time to reflect on career advancement. Spring forward by making sure your workplace manners, business etiquette, and attitude are reflecting on you in a way that shows you’re a person who’s not only likeable and approachable…but also, promotable. Here are ten easy career advancement… Read More