Work & Career

They say you spend over a third of your life working, so you might as well love what you do. Whether you are loving every second of work, searching for a new career, or just trying to make the workday a little more bearable—Reader’s Digest is here with the tips, tools, and strategies to help you get to work.

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24 Email Etiquette Rules You Still Need to Follow

These rules change as fast as the technology. From using emojis in business emails (it's fine!) to requesting read receipts (don't do it!), here's what you need to know.

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15 Things You Should Never Say over Text or Email

Before you hit the send button on that text message or email, read this list of things you should never...


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6 Polite Ways to End a Conversation

Bound by manners and common decency, you can find it difficult to walk away from a conversation without seeming rude....


This Is How You Should Really Format a Business Letter

Email may rule work correspondence, but knowing how to write a business letter never goes out of style.


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9 Coffee Shop Etiquette Rules You Need to Follow

When you sit at a table to organize your bills or get a jump-start on work, is it OK to...

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13 Office Etiquette Rules No One Follows Anymore

Say good riddance to these outdated workplace practices.


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20 Office Etiquette Rules You’re Probably Ignoring—But Shouldn’t

The workplace has changed, sure, but some things never get outdated. Career experts chime in on the office etiquette everyone...

How to Dodge 8 Tricky Interview Questions—Including Flat-Out Illegal Ones

Ace your next job interview by properly preparing for the unexpected. Here's how to handle some potentially damaging questions while...


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12 Technology and Phone Etiquette Rules You Should Be Following Every Day

Do you know when you should put your cell phone away and stop texting? Are you schooled in the art...


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How to Win Your Holiday Office Party, According to an Etiquette Expert

Celebrate the season without seeming unprofessional.


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How to Handle 7 of Life’s Most Embarrassing Moments

The real test of our manners comes when we are dealing with our most embarrassing moments. Here are some doozies,...

8 People Reveal Their Most Embarrassing Email Mistake Ever

An estimated 205 billion emails are sent every single day. With so many opportunities to put the wrong email address...


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20 Secrets Your Work Colleagues Desperately Wish They Could Tell You

Chances are, if they always ask if you want a mint, they're not doing it out of the goodness of...


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9 Little Rules of Business Etiquette That Will Help You Get Ahead at Work

Refresh your office manners with these tips on how to be decent, polite, and respected at work.


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17 Mistakes to Avoid When on a Video Conference Call

These mistakes you're making could hurt relationships, cost you money, and make you come across as less than professional. Career...


Memorize This One-Minute Trick to Improve Your Relationship with Your Co-workers

One small rule of email etiquette is all it takes to show you care.


How to Perfectly Write a Thank You Note for a Job Interview

A memorable thank-you note can prevent you from being overlooked and help you land the job.