Whether you are a college student about to be launched into the working world or someone launched long ago, consider your LinkedIn photo.
Social networking site LinkedIn connects people in business. Some people rack up 500+ connections and forget about it. Stay active on LinkedIn with current contacts and find new ones.
The Holidays are a great time for informational interviews. Here is the challenging part: you have to ask for them.
If you meet someone at a party or event, don’t be afraid to ask. “Your career (or company) sounds very interesting. Do you have time this week to grab a cup of coffee and tell me more about what you do?”
When it comes to interviews and alcohol, first thing’s first. If you don’t drink, don’t drink. In business, it is better not to have alcohol, because you want to keep a clear head. Continue reading
Normally, you would stay away from spaghetti in a business meal and opt for something less messy — a smaller noodle like macaroni or penne. But sometimes, a little spaghetti into our business or social lives must fall. That said, we are finally going to settle this spaghetti and spoon thing once and for all. The etiquette authorities are divided, so I will quote them directly: Continue reading
If it has been warmer in Alaska than where you are lately, you might be feeling some winter doldrums. Even the Southern Californians are suffering in the 60s. Brrrrrr! It is so bad, some of them are even wearing socks. Continue reading
“I am about six months late in writing a thank you note. Is that too late? Should I just forget it?”
That was an excellent question from a college student in one of my etiquette dining tutorials a few weeks ago. Continue reading
In honor of next week’s American Thanksgiving, we have gathered a veritable cornucopia of tips for Thanksgiving dining. Heed these tips the rest of the year when invited to dine in someone’s home, whether for business or pleasure, so you don’t look like a turkey: Continue reading