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Regina Robo

Articles By Regina Robo

  • Decoding the Dress Code

    It's not your parents' workplace anymore - nor their dress code. Gone are the stuffy three-piece suits and conservative skirt sets of times past, replaced with a canvas of khaki on which a world of individuality is expressed, as if to say, … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Hairstylist

    Different states have different rules governing hairdressers – some just require a one-time test to keep the license current, while others require constant renewals and health tests associated with working with the public. Massachusetts … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Executive Assistant

    Administrative assistants aren't like personal assistants - they don't follow professionals from one job to the next. Administrative assistants are employed by a company and then assigned to a particular position. In the past two years … Read more...

  • Dream Job: Preschool Teacher

    According to Salary.com, the average daycare center teacher in the United States earns $27,000, while an average kindergarten teacher earns $45,000. However, some schools, like Gamble's, are well funded by hefty tuitions and annual … Read more...

  • Body Art in the Workplace

    Nearly 40 years after "flower power," body art has seen a resurgence. Men and women flaunt pierced navels at the beach, sterling silver glinting in the sun. Tattoo parlors have popped up in suburban areas in response to the demands of the … Read more...

  • Instant Messaging at Work

    "Instant messages are fantastic for finding and corralling people you need to reach instantly, or, conversely, who need to reach you," typed Boston_editor, as he fielded emails. "I find I respond more immediately to an IM than to the … Read more...

  • Telephone Manners - Getting Through

    Although email and instant messaging are quickly becoming standard forms of office communication, the telephone still plays an important role in business. Just like a face-to-face meeting, telephone conversations are expected to and should … Read more...

  • Telephone Manners - On the call

    After establishing contact with the party you're trying to reach, you should be ready to use the time as effectively as if you were in a face-to-face meeting. Read more...

  • Telephone Manners and Telephone Tips

    Good manners are good for business, while great manners can set you apart. If you're under stress or in a hurry, it's easy to let your guard down and fail to observe the basics. But if you take a deep breath before you call, good manners … Read more...

  • Eight Things That Can Boost Your Pay

    Did you know employers sometimes pay a premium for the right education and experience? Or that you might be able to earn more by doing the same job in a larger company? In fact, these could be some of your strongest negotiating points in … Read more...