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Entry-Level Business Etiquette 101

Entry-Level Business Etiquette 101

Susan Bryant | Monster Contributing Writer

October 22, 2009

E-Mail Etiquette

Email, faxes, conference calls and cell phones can create a veritable landmine of professional etiquette. Just because you have the capability to reach someone 24/7, it doesn’t mean you should.

Email is so prevalent in many of today’s companies that the transmission of jokes, spam and personal notes often constitute more of the messages employees receive than actual work-related material. Remember that your email messages are an example of your professional correspondence. Professional correspondence does not include smiley faces or similar emoticons.

Faxes and Conference Calls


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    Frank_Ball

    about 4 years ago

    19756 comments

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    ccolon08

    almost 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I HATE the limp handshake. I was meeting the potential candidate for an executive management position, who would be my boss's boss and they ended up hiring the one who gave me the weak handshake. For me it's awkward and makes me not trust you. Am I just crazy?

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    Mr_College

    almost 5 years ago

    282 comments

    Glad you folks found it informative.

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    mkgessner

    almost 5 years ago

    220 comments

    I'm glad they brought up email etiquette. It amazes me how many people don't put thought into ensuring their communicatations are clear and professionally written. I had a company contact me once for a home-based data entry position...I could tell it was a scam because the spelling and grammar were so horrible. Plus, they wanted to send me a $300 money order that I was to cash and then send to s shipping office in a different state for my equipment....Riiiiiigggghhhhht.

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    jennifer_318821

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Good advise, I agree with the hand shake - women listen up - a good grip means business. Men admire a woman that can shake hands and it gives you some equality.

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    editor

    almost 5 years ago

    396 comments

    It's colloquial Telsara

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    telsara

    almost 5 years ago

    8 comments

    What do fish have to do with handshakes? Sorry I am from Norway.

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    JoeyBataguci

    almost 5 years ago

    18 comments

    Gotta have a firm handshake , no limp fish.