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5 etiquette errors you must avoid in your new job
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These days, almost any new job or position at work requires learning and applying new skills.
And while doing so isn't always easy, no matter your age, stage in life, profession or location, what's true overall is that some basic etiquette and social skills in the workplace can go a long way toward ensuring a smoother transition both for yourself and those you'll be working with on a day-to-day basis.
Here are some errors in the workplace to be sure to avoid, plus smart advice for what you should do.
While some people might call these tips common sense — well, "common sense isn't always so common anymore," said Jacqueline Whitmore of Palm Beach, Fla.
She's an etiquette expert and author who consults with a range of businesses, organizations and individuals on everything from empathetic listening skills to networking abilities to speech-making and presentation tips.
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In comments to Fox News Digital, she shared some errors in the workplace to be sure to avoid — plus smart advice for what to do instead.
In addition, John Coleman, an Atlanta-based financial services industry executive and the author of many articles for Harvard Business Review, shared thoughts with Fox News Digital about mistakes sometimes made by workers in today's hybrid workplace arrangements — and how to avoid them, too.
Check out these tips.
1. Don’t be overconfident.
Trying to prove that "you’re the smartest person in the room — even if you are," is not exactly the smartest move in today's workplace (even if you're working remotely).