The Post College Professional

Making the most of the first few years of your career

What Are Co-worker Approved Gifts?

Dec 18, 2018 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Workplace etiquette

The holidays are here and it's the season of giving! As fun as picking gifts for friends and family can be, it's a bit trickier for co-workers. You spend the majority of the day with them, but you're not on the same personal level as your loved ones. So what is an appropriate gift for a co-worker? Take our quiz to find out if you are an expert at gifting or if you should keep looking.

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The Business Card Essentials

Nov 30, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Workplace etiquette

When it comes to having your own business cards as a student or recent grad, there are probably a few questions running through your mind. Are they an antiquated tool of the past? What’s the point of them? And most importantly, should you have them? Never fear, these essentials will walk you through why business cards matter, what to put on them, and how to make your own awesome card.

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Give Professional Thanks

Nov 21, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Workplace etiquette

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, have you thought about how to show your gratitude at work? We spend so many hours at work surrounded by our coworkers and bosses, but we rarely take the time to pause and say thank you! Now is the perfect time to tell people at work that you appreciate them. Whether you’re finishing up a stellar internship or just closing out the year at work, here’s how to give thanks while maintaining professional vibes:

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Post-Grad Career Tips: Should You Date a Coworker?

Sep 28, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Workplace etiquette

It’s bound to happen. At some point in your career, you’re going to be single and attracted to one of your coworkers. If you’re lucky, they will be single too! So you’ll start toying with the possibility of asking them out on a date. But you’ve never had to navigate the tricky world of office dating before. It could be potentially high-reward (hello office soulmate) or high-risk (the ever-present coworker ex). So should you or shouldn’t you? Before you take the plunge, consider these office dating do’s and don’ts:

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Constant Temptation: The Do’s and Don’ts of Phones at Work

Aug 29, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Workplace etiquette

Let’s be honest, we love our smartphones. We’re constantly checking various apps and texting to keep up with our friends and the world around us. In fact, we love them so much that we check them as much as 150 times a day. And when you have an office job, some of these times will undoubtedly be at work. So how can you find that sweet spot of still getting a little phone time in AND rocking your job? Here are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when dealing with constant temptation.

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Five Tips to Help You Return to Work After Vacation

May 30, 2018 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Workplace etiquette

As summer approaches, so does your planned vacation. But before you can fully indulge in vacation bliss, you should prepare for your return to work. There's nothing worse then coming back to countless missed emails and upcoming deadlines. So the solution is easy, plan ahead! Here are five tips to help you prepare for a smooth transition when it's time to check out of vacation mode.

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Post Grad Career Tips: What Do Your Social Media Channels Say About You?

May 02, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Workplace etiquette

What’s on your Twitter and Instagram right now? Is it something you would want your potential boss to see? It turns out LinkedIn isn’t the only social network your potential employers scrutinize. In fact, just 29% of hiring managers look at your LinkedIn while 38% search for other accounts. That means your potential employers are more likely to see your latest brunch Instagram versus your LinkedIn recommendations.

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Do These Millennial Myths Apply to You?

Apr 26, 2018 by Daniella Baires

Tags: Workplace etiquette

Millennial employees have a bad reputation. They have been characterized as entitled, needy, and disloyal. While many of these stereotypes are false, it's tough figuring out how to fight back against them. We’re here to help! Here are five common millennial misconceptions and our tips for overcoming them.

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New Year, New Job, New Wardrobe

Jan 03, 2018 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice, Workplace etiquette

What will your 2018 bring? If your New Year’s resolution is to get a new job, make sure you have a new wardrobe to match. Follow these tips to dress to impress as you take on your new job and the new year:

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Post-Grad Career Tips: Should You Use Emojis in the Workplace?

Nov 10, 2017 by Michelle McGuire

Tags: Early career advice, Workplace etiquette

Whether you’re sending a heart to your parents or a crying laughing face to your friend, you’re likely one of the many people who have incorporated emojis into their daily communications. In fact, 92% of the online population uses emojis. These cheerfully illustrated icons are used to convey emotions, emphasize statements, add clarity, or replace written words all together.

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