CE&D Weekly Newsletter

Week of February 12th, 2014

Career Quote of the Week

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. -Confucius

Visit CE&D...so that you do not become like this

Sheldon looking for a job

Career Joke of the Week

A lawyer was walking down the street when he saw two cars crashing into each other, rushing over he said, “I saw everything I can take either side!”

Read more: http://www.funniestcleanjokes.com/career-jokes/#ixzz2t7iXpKqv

Etiquette Tip of the Week

"I am about six months late in writing a thank you note. Is that too late? Should I just forget it?"

That was an excellent question from a college student in one of my etiquette dining tutorials a few weeks ago. Many etiquette books say we have a year to write thank you notes. I say, "Write that note and write it as soon as possible." Is it embarrassingly late? Write it anyway. Sometimes it will be a pleasant surprise to the person who has long given up on you.

We all have those thank yous we should have written. Make today your day. While it's in your head, get out a note card or stationery and fire it off. If you don't have fold over note cards, get some. Any corner drug store sells them. Art museum shops have really good ones. If you are a manager or aspire to be one, you should have a box of note cards at your desk.

What do you write thank you notes for? Gifts received, dinner at someone's home, any meal or entertainment paid for by someone else, help on a project, an act of kindness, a job well done, mentoring, a class well taught, recommendations written, a client referral, an informational interview, or just to say how much you appreciate someone.

"Can't I just text or email it and be done with it?" ask the digitally immersed. You could, but the written note lingers longer and means more. It's not too late. Write that note.

Giving credit to the Culture and Manners Institute at http://www.cultureandmanners.com/

Frequently Asked Question of the Week

Question: Do I need to have my resume finished before meeting with CE&D?

Answer: Definitely not! CE&D is a resource that will help you at any step of the way.

Fun App of the Week

It is easy to get lost in the bubble of being on the Hill! Stay in touch with the world and keep up to date with the latest headlines by downloading the CNN app for free through the apple app store. Being up-to-date makes networking easier!

Website of the Week

Many students are in the process of applying to graduate school or are thinking about doing so in the next few years. Check out this link to U.S. News and World Report that offers rankings, insider tips, and guides.


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