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What is one of the best pieces of advice on professional ettiquette that you where given?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Aug. 15, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • I gave this answer to a friend who ask me for advice.
    her question was :
    Can I exchange business cards while dining?
    My answer to her was :
    Business cards should never be exchanged while dining, even the most informal dining situations.

    Answer by MTM at 3:04 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • My great-grandmother taught me the importance of sending a thank you note when I received a gift. In the age of the internet, a hand written note is a much more personal and shows the giver that you truly appreciate the thought.

    Answer by MizMellyMac at 3:04 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • ALWAYS use spell check, and if you aren't sure about something you have written, ask someone who is good with grammar to proofread it for you. It automatically makes you look dumber than you are when you misspell words in professional communications. (It's ETIQUETTE, not ettiquette, and WERE, not where.)

    Answer by getrealmama at 3:04 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • stay toward the positive side of things, and don't question your boss. even if you know they're the stupidest person you've ever met it's still your job to listen to them

    Answer by angevil53 at 3:05 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Be polite. Professionally and in most any other situation.

    Answer by phantomphan at 3:16 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Never tell how much you make, never ask.

    Answer by txdaniella at 9:18 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Never discuss religion or politics or talk trash about co-workers.

    Answer by tasches at 11:27 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • Always look people in the eye.

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:54 PM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • Send a handwritten thank you note to the person that interviewed you for a job opportunity.

    Answer by SweetSmeek at 4:53 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

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