Category Archives: New to the Workplace

7 Ways to Politely Decline a Request for a Recommendation

When you provide a professional recommendation or testimonial, your name and reputation is attached.

Do you cringe when someone asks you for a testimonial or recommendation?  Do you often get asked by people you've just met because of your position or name recognition? Anonymously filling out a, "Rate my presentation" questionnaire is one thing, but when someone asks you...
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7 Networking Tips and Techniques

Attitude and techniques can help you hate networking a little less. 

Is networking necessary? Not if you are content in your job and never plan on leaving the company. Let's hope the company is willing to along with your plan. Networking can seem dull, a waste of time, and fruitless; except for the freebies that...
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National Honesty Day

April 30 is National Honesty Day.

In some cases being honest is not easy or the wisest thing to do, especially in the workplace. Picture this: Only yesterday, your boss was a brunette with a mainstream hair style, but this morning he walks into the office beaming with delight and confidence showcasing his new cut...
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I Overheard My Coworkers Talking About Me

When you've got something confidential to say, find a private setting. If you've got something unfavorable to say about a coworker or boss, keep it to yourself.

What do you do when you overhear a conversation that involves you?
Picture it, you're walking down the hall and as you approach the conference room you overhear...
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12 Ways to Improve Your Online Engagement

Improve online engagement; how you connect, reply, and what you share can help or hinder your image and potential relationships.

When a potential employer sees the astounding number of contacts you have, they don't think, "Ooh, he's popular, let's hire him." They are looking for the bigger picture. Your online image includes...
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4 Reasons to Stop Using The “f” Word At Work

4 Reasons to Stop Using the "f" word at work, at home, in public...

The "f" word has lost its impact.

Saying the "f" word used to raise eyebrows, especially if it was overheard in public. People would make conclusions about the type of person you were; shady, common, or at the very least, lacking...
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Having Lunch With a CEO

Having Lunch With a CEO

The CEO invites you to lunch--and he chooses... 

Are you prepared to dine with your CEO? It's an opportunity to demonstrate your dining skills, and also your communication and social skills. This is not the time to toss back a few brewskis or share...
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5 Etiquette Rules for Attending a Seminar

5 Etiquette Rules for Attending a Seminar

Don't stand out for the wrong reasons.

Anyone that has attended a workshop or seminar is aware that potential business connections can be waiting for you.  Or, even an unexpected love connection. We've all had the displeasure of sitting next to a jerk. Their rude...
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Adele Calls Out Critic

Hello Adele, Your critic heard you, we heard you...so did your fans, your family, and your son.

Apparently, famed producer, Tony Visconti, called out Adele questioning her vocals, insinuating "...if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated..."
Well, Ms. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins responded during her concert, saying, "Dude, suck my ****."
Famed...
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Is It Rude to Ask Who Someone Voted For?

You can ask, but what's your point?

Some people don't mind being asked who they voted for or openly showing support for a particular candidate or proposition.  That is their right. Using common sense and social skills can help you decide whether to ask in the first place. Especially in the workplace.
Why do some people...
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