How are you writing your emails during the pandemic? Is “I hope this email finds you well” getting a bit old yet?
Business Etiquette Advice
Business etiquette advice for the professional woman.
What are you old-fashioned about in terms of career etiquette? Do you think certain etiquette rules have gone the way of the dodo?
A reader wrote in, wondering if she should use her resignation letter to enumerate all the reasons she’s quitting. What would your advice to her be?
Liquor in the office: yea or nay? I’d love to hear your thoughts, readers…
Here’s a fun question, ladies: what are your best networking tips for younger women just starting out in their careers? What’s your best advice on how to network when you’re junior? We’ve rounded up some tips from readers in our last discussion, and I have some thoughts as well, but I’m curious to hear what … Read More about How to Network When You’re Junior
2020 Update: We love the readers’ input on what to wear to a company picnic or to watch baseball with coworkers — you may also want to check out our entire guide to tricky summer associate events just like this! What do you wear to attend a company picnic and watch a baseball game — … Read More about What to Wear to a Company Picnic or to Watch Baseball with Coworkers
Here’s a topic we haven’t discussed in about a thousand years: perfume at the office. DO office-appropriate perfumes exist, ladies? If so, what are the business etiquette rules for perfume? When I grew up I always loved the idea of having “a scent” that people would know me by — there’s a line in When … Read More about Office-Appropriate Perfumes: Do They Exist?
Reader N wrote in with an interesting problem: her colleague offered to throw in her firstborn to sweeten the deal. HiLARIOUS, right? Here’s her question: Here’s an interesting dilemma, recently a senior male colleague and a new client were haggling over price when my colleague said jokingly, “to sweeten the deal we will throw in … Read More about When Your Colleague Offers Your Firstborn to Sweeten the Deal
These are some of our best tips on how to work from home effectively…
Here’s a topic we haven’t talked about in forever: what are your best tips office gym etiquette? Whether your workplace has a gym for employees, there’s a gym near the office so you always see coworkers there before, after, or during work — or you’re traveling with coworkers and see them at the hotel gym … Read More about Etiquette Tips for the Office Gym and the Gym Near the Office
Are there business etiquette rules to know about eating lunch at one’s desk? How can you look polished while, say, scarfing down a sandwich?
Here’s a fun business etiquette question: Reader S wonders about the best way to end your emails in a professional setting. Do you vary your email sign-off by situation, or do you just use one across the board? I am a long time reader — your website was incredibly helpful while I was in law … Read More about How to End Your Emails (And: Do You Think It Matters?)