Nuts and Bolts for the Newcomer: What Entry Level and New Hires Need to Know

The enthusiasm and energy younger professionals, interns and new hires bring to the table can be refreshing. But mentors are in short supply today, so figuring out how to be a true “professional” can be elusive. Consider this presentation your personal guide to finding your way through the twists and turns of the 9-to-5 world.

You will learn:

  • What your employer expects from you…and assumes you know
  • How to convey “experienced”…even when you’re not
  • How to network to make valuable personal and professional connections
  • How to master the art of small talk — easy “starter” topics for the conversationally challenged; topics to steer clear of
  • The basics of business etiquette
  • Workplace do’s and don’ts

Sue is a delight to work with. Thoroughly engaged our students and improved the way they present themselves in a variety of business environments.
—Clare Foley, Team Leader, Graduate Business Career Center, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

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