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How To: Appropriately Handle Work Stress

What is there to do when your workload is piling up and the requests keep coming in? Short of staying late and working extra hard to get it all done, how can you handle the stress level appropriately and graciously? Minimize the Distractions Put your phone away. If you are someone who keeps your personal… Continue reading How To: Appropriately Handle Work Stress

Everyday Etiquette

Being Polite While Using Your Cell Phone

As a result of the tech-age we currently live in, a lot has changed when it comes to social interactions; however, some things should not change. Being polite during social interactions and being respectful to those around you should always be at the forefront of your mind. Seeing as we use technology, especially our cell… Continue reading Being Polite While Using Your Cell Phone

Dining Etiquette

Splitting the Bill

After a wonderful meal with great company, there is no worse way to finish the dining experience than having confusion over the bill. No matter the circumstance, a business meal, a group of friends, or a celebration in honor of someone, this type of confusion can always make attendees feel uncomfortable. In order to avoid any awkward moments,… Continue reading Splitting the Bill

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The Contents of a Great Email

In today's day and age, email keeps us far more connected than ever before. Rather than picking up the phone or walking across the office building, we continuously send emails to our colleagues, friends, and family regarding matters from business to social plans and everything in between. So, how do you know if your email… Continue reading The Contents of a Great Email

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Tips to Succeed on a Telephone Interview

As if interviewing for a job is not nerve-racking enough, we often have to do it twice with most first round interviews taking place over the phone. Interviewing over the phone has a whole different feel and can cause you to feel anxious for it's own reasons, but there are also plenty of positives. This… Continue reading Tips to Succeed on a Telephone Interview

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Email Etiquette: Handling a Busy Inbox

In both our professional and personal lives, we often receive a high volume of emails on a daily basis. On those days when your inbox is so full you are almost scared to open it, how should you handle the massive amount of inquiries that need a response? Here are my tips for managing a… Continue reading Email Etiquette: Handling a Busy Inbox

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Stockings.. To Wear or Not to Wear?

When planning a professional wardrobe, a commonly overlooked accessory (or to me, a basic) is hosiery. While some may think it is "old fashioned" to wear stockings, I find it gives you an extra touch of polish and finishes off a professional look. In a more casual office environment, stockings may not be necessary; however,… Continue reading Stockings.. To Wear or Not to Wear?

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Polished Professional? Nail Polish that is…

Thanks to a wonderful friend and one of the most professional and proper gals I know, this week's topic is hand and nail care in the workplace. The question I received was, "What are your thoughts on nail colors and what is appropriate for the workplace?" This is such a great question! Although it may… Continue reading Polished Professional? Nail Polish that is…

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Having a Successful, First Professional Interaction

This week, I have the opportunity to connect with a professional in my field and ask her my questions about her career, the field, and what it takes to "make it." I want to ensure I make a great first impression so I have put a lot of time into preparing for my phone call with… Continue reading Having a Successful, First Professional Interaction