Careerstone Group Insights Posts Tagged "Office Etiquette"

How to Beat Holiday Stress

Everyone knows the holidays should be a time of joy and togetherness, of peace and love, but it’s hard to love the holidays when it just feels like one big to-do list. Here are six tips to make the holidays a happier, less stressful time: 1. Get organized. Think about the things you really need…  Read More

Advice for Teleworking: Nine Tips for Workers and Managers

Teleworking, or working from home or a remote location, is growing by leaps and bounds. It’s the new normal. Currently, about half of the U.S. workforce has a job that is compatible with teleworking. Why is teleworking so popular? Several reasons. For business owners, teleworking can really save…  Read More

How to Deal with Difficult Coworkers and Bosses

Difficult bosses and coworkers can make your work life miserable. I recently did a segment on News Channel 8’s News Talk with Bruce DePuyt on how to deal with them. (You can watch the segment here.) A difficult person is someone whose behavior negatively impacts the way you do your job. Difficult…  Read More

What to Wear to Work in the Summer: Nine Tips for Dressing Well

When the heat and humidity strike, so does the temptation to dress down at the office. But whether it’s January or July, the rules are the same: You should always look professional, you should always look like you belong, and you should always be appropriately attired for your work environment. Your…  Read More

Ten Tips to Ace an Interview

The interview is the most critical aspect of landing a new job. If you’ve gotten to this stage, your foot is in the door. (For the purposes of this post, we will assume that this is a real job interview, not an informational one.) Interviews are organic experiences. They involve real people, with…  Read More

Don't Get Drunk at the Office Party, and Other Dos and Don'ts of the Holiday Season

Tis’ the season for parties, Secret Santas, gift giving, and all manner of festivities. This goes for office life, too. But it’s also the season for professional pitfalls, business faux pas, and other mistakes caused by holiday exuberance, a misreading of the tea laves, or just plain not…  Read More

Starting a New Job: Eight Tips to Cope with Anxiety, Expectations, and Everything Else

Starting a new job can cause anxiety. It means new co-workers, new office policies and procedures, a new environment, and new things to learn. Here are some practical tips to help smooth the transition: Lower your expectations. If you are leaving your current job, don’t expect a big send-off.…  Read More

How to Run a Virtual Meeting

Virtual meetings and teleconferences should follow the same set of rules as conventional, in-person meetings. However, there is an obvious difference between in-person meetings and virtual ones, though (you are not in the same room), so I would add these tips for better virtual meetings: Have a very…  Read More

Five Tips for Creating a Positive Professional Image

A positive professional image is essential to a successful career, no matter your age or field. Whether you are looking for a job, starting a new job, or a seasoned workplace veteran, it’s a good idea to learn (or review) the basics of creating a positive professional persona. A professional persona…  Read More

What to Wear When the Weather is Weird

  Dressing appropriately for the office is a simple but powerful tool for career success, but it’s difficult to dress for success when the weather is so weird. Here are a few quick and simple rules to follow for what to wear when the weather can’t quite make up its mind: Dress to fit…  Read More

New Office Etiquette: How to Be Polite and Well Liked at the Office

Anyone who works in an office knows that those close quarters can spell trouble. You spend a lot of time with your coworkers, and, even if you have your own office, you interact in meetings, breakrooms, bathrooms, hallways, and other common areas. You work together on teams and on projects. You sit in…  Read More

Memory Tips: How to Remember Someone's Name

Memory tips come in handy when networking, especially when it comes to remembering someone’s name. It’s flattering to someone when you remember their name, and it helps you put them in your mental database of contacts.Here are six tips to help you remember someone’s name:1.…  Read More

The Danger of Workplace Gossip

It seems so harmless. That little chitchat at the water cooler about so and so. The debate over someone’s relationship with someone else. The speculation about “you-know-who.” Is it chitchat or is it gossip? How can you tell the difference? And who cares? The truth is that there is…  Read More

5 Tips to Navigate Holiday-Party Season at Work

For some, the office holiday party is a great opportunity to unwind from stressors, such as fourth quarter financial reports or performance evaluations. It provides employees the chance to socialize with their peers and create new connections in a low-stakes environment. For others, the holiday party…  Read More

Returning to Work Safely

Most of us have been working from home exclusively for nearly five months! As states all over the country begin to reopen, businesses are eager to get their employees back into the office. However, not everyone feels ready to make the transition back to a workspace with other people. Leaving the safety…  Read More

Just Say Thanks! The Art of the Thank You Note

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we at Careerstone are reflecting on what we’re grateful for this year! It’s no secret that 2020 has been difficult and challenging for many of us. Take time to appreciate the special people around you who have made these times more bearable or who have…  Read More

Cubicle Confidential: Our Top 5 Most Popular Workplace and Career Advice Podcasts

Cubicle Confidential is thrilled to announce that SEASON TWO is now STREAMING LIVE! Are your co-workers driving you crazy? Does your boss suck? Mary Abbajay and Chris DeSantis are here to podcast you to workplace (and social) success. We call it “Cubicle Confidential: Weekly Advice for the Working…  Read More