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Office Etiquette

Office etiquette tips including advice on proper workplace etiquette for communications, business, romance, resigning and more.
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How to Ask for a Reference
Information on how to ask for a reference for employment, including the best way to ask someone to be a reference for you, how to make sure the references you get are good, plus sample reference request letters and email messages asking for a reference.

How to Ask for Time Off at a New Job
Tips for asking for time off at a new job.

How to Ask to Work Remotely
Tips and advice for asking your boss if you can work remotely.

How to Dress for Work
You may be working in an environment where business casual or just plain casual is acceptable. Here's how to dress for work.

Checking Email on Vacation
Should you check your email while you are on vacation? Here's advice on whether you should check email while you're out of the office and how to manage your time if you do decide to stay connected.

8 Tips to Remember the Names of Coworkers at a New Job
How to remember the names of your new coworkers from About.com Guide to Etiquette, Debby Mayne.

How to Handle an Office Romance
When business and pleasure get intertwined, it can cause trouble on the job. You don't want to have to start a job search because you lost your job because of a romantic relationship - or a relationship gone wrong. Here are tips for handling an office romance.

How to Prepare for a New Job Orientation
Here's what you need to know about new job orientations, plus information on how to prepare.

How to Resign
How to resign gracefully from your job.

Resignation Questions and Answers
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about resigning from a job.

How to Resign for Personal Reaons
Tips and advice for how to resign from a job for personal reasons, including what to tell your boss and sample resignation letters.

How to Resign From a New Job
Do you need to quit a job that you just started? Here are tips on how to quit a new job, including how much notice to give and what to say to your manager.

Should You Quit Without Notice?
Should you quit without notice or do you need to let your employer know when you are resigning? Here's when you need to give notice and when it's not acceptable.

Resignation Etiquette
When you tender your resignation from employment, paying attention to proper resignation etiquette is important, because how you leave your job can impact your future employment. Here are resignation etiquette tips and advice for resigning with class.

Tips for Starting a New Job
The top 20 tips for success in a new job, including how to communicate with co-workers and managers, how to build relationships at work, what to do if you need help and more strategies for new job success.

Office Fashion Dos and Don'ts
Does your office style border on the wild side, or are you the picture of professionalism? No matter how casual your office is, some things you just shouldn't wear to work. Find out the dos and don'ts of dressing for work.

How to Say Thank You
Examples of thank you letters and email messages to show your appreciation including thank you letters for employees, managers, colleagues, clients, vendors, networking contacts, and other business professionals.

Top Office Pet Peeves
What bothers you most at the office? Share your top office pet peeves and read the list of office pet peeves shared by About.com readers

When to Apologize at Work
Tips and advice for apologizing to an employer during a job search or at work, plus examples of apology letters for a variety of circumstances.

How to Handle an Office Relationship
When business and pleasure get intertwined, it can cause trouble on the job. You don't want to have to start a job search because a romantic relationship at work caused you to lose your job.

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