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Below are some basic etiquette tips for socializing in a professional setting.


  • Show up on time, ten minutes early is recommended.
  • Turn off your cell phone.
  • Place your name tag on the upper right side, toward your shoulder.
  • Wear appropriate attire, clarify ahead of time.
  • Use an official title (e.g., Dr. Rodriguez) when greeting someone.
  • When introducing executives, begin with the highest ranking person (e.g., Ms. CEO, I would like you to meet Mr. Hiring Manager).
  • Make sure that you hear the person