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Why Does FSC Certified Paper Matter?

Why Does FSC® Certified Paper Matter?

More and more, people are noticing the FSC logo on their product packages. What does it mean? And why should you care?

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3 Ways to Prevent Reverse Age Discrimination

3 Ways to Prevent Reverse Age Discrimination

This week’s post is inspired by my client Tony who asks, “Even as a ‘younger’ person in the workplace, is it still good to keep things that would give an idea to my age, like graduation year etc., off of the resume?”

Most job seekers are aware of the potential for discrimination against an older candidate but what about the younger applicant? Is youth a plus or a minus?

It depends.

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Celebrate Graduation Day

Celebrate Graduation Day

With over 3 million young adults graduating from high school every year in the U.S., close to 100,000 graduating from College with a Bachelor’s degree, and add to that more graduating with an advanced degree, there’s a lot to celebrate! Read more

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The Power of Presentation

The Power of Presentation

In branding, how you present something is just as important (if not more important) than what you present. Cooks understand this when they spend a long time deliberating over which plate to use and what garnishes to use when putting a superb dinner together. It’s not just about the flavor of the food. It needs to be as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds.

When I first graduated from college, I had the privilege to land one of the few coveted positions at a top New York ad agency in their account executive training program. One of the most memorable lessons I learned was…

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Stand Out in Business with Your Follow Up

Stand Out in Business with Your Follow Up

In many ways, standing out in business is easier than you think it is. It’s the basic things that still count for a lot. If you’re a handyman, return your service calls promptly. If you are plumber, wear pants that fit and clean up your job sites. If you are a job seeker, show up on time for your interviews and dress professionally. If you are a business owner, stay in touch with your key clients, prospects and networking contacts on a regular basis. If you an entrepreneur or sales professional, follow up, follow up, follow up. That’s where your fortune lies.

Why is follow up so important?

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Make a Personal Connection with Fine Paper

Make a Personal Connection with Fine Paper

Whether it’s that perfect pair of shoes or that “just right” piece of furniture in your home, the personal stationery you send communicates something special about you – your sense of style. Stationery continues to be one of the most elegant and distinctive forms of communication. Whether you are looking for personal correspondence cards or business letterhead, there are many paper options to help stamp your personality on your custom-made stationery.

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5 Wardrobe Tips for Interviews (Men’s Edition)

5 Wardrobe Tips for Interviews (Men’s Edition)

Since most of my clients are applying to work in conservative, professional environments like law firms, investment banks, and corporations, I advise them to wear conservative, professional dress when going on an interview. That means a dark colored suit, a white or otherwise light-colored dress shirt, and a tie. Even within those constraints, there’s plenty of room for error for the unwary or inexperienced job seeker.

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Which is My Bread and Butter Plate?

Wedding Etiquette: Which is My Bread and Butter Plate?

Bread as a particular symbol and food in general, becomes, in its sharing the actual bond which unites us” – Margaret Visser

As the wedding season begins, Southworth Paper has beautiful templates to create wonderful wedding programs to keep guests informed. But when you sit down at a wedding reception, do you know which plate to use for your roll?

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The Power of Employee Recognition

The Power of Employee Recognition

No doubt – it’s been a difficult economic environment over the past several years. Businesses have been forced to make some hard decisions. Employees have had to weather the uncertainty of job security. Unemployment rates have remained high, and the competition for any jobs that are available is fierce. The result that this has on everyone in the work force is great. As employees, we ask ourselves questions like: Am I a valued employee? Is my position necessary? What does my future look like? How do I stack up against others in my field or organization? Will I have a job 6 months from now? The psychological impact can be devastating, leading to self-doubt and low self-esteem.

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Irish Wine or Green Beer?

Irish Wine or Green Beer? Consult the Experts

May I start out by saying “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” to all. I may not be Irish but I never turn down an excuse for a party. Besides, everyone’s Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. So I will don my favorite (only) green sweater for the occasion and if the weather cooperates, I might even join the throngs along the parade route. But what I really look forward to is our annual corned beef dinner shared with family and friends.

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