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Business Etiquette

There are some very specific ways to conduct yourself in a professional environment. Here are some helpful tips to set you on the proper path to business success:

  • Be Punctual - Always arrive early. That goes for work itself, as well as meetings
  • Be Positive - Show up enthusiastically every single day
  • Be Quick - Try to always beat your deadlines for assignments. Double check your work to ensure accuracy
  • Check in Frequently - Make sure to regularly check with your supervisor to ensure you are on the right track
  • Be Proactive -  Do not sit there with nothing to do. If you finish early, ask for more work
  • Be a Team Player - Work well with others and offer assistance as needed
  • Don't Complain -  No matter how menial a task may seem (clean out that file cabinet?), accept it willingly and with a smile!
  • Keep your Personal Issues Home -  Do not use your work computer for personal reasons (e-mail, checking stock portfolios, etc.). Do not make personal calls on work time
  • Dining Out - If on a business dinner, order an appropriate meal. Do not order the most expensive thing on the menu, and let the host order first. Observe basic table manners
  • No Gossiping - Avoid getting involved with office politics and spreading rumors