Young people Hints and tips Office etiquette Office etiquette Starting a placement or job in an office can feel a little daunting. Here are seven quick tips to help you settle in: Dress for successDress appropriately for the job that you about to do and the industry you are in. RelaxBe aware of your nervous habits and how best to manage them. Be confidentShow your colleagues that you deserve to be there. Be innovativeFrom day one, confirm that you bring something new to the table. Be there to contribute or volunteer for tasks and projects. Separate your personal life from your and professional lifeOnce settled in, avoid making personal calls, sending personal emails or taking long lunch breaks. Show that you are dedicated to your new job and that you want to be there. CommunicateSpeak up and ask questions, make suggestions and periodically check in with your manager. Challenge yourselfSet goals for yourself and see how you fit into the working environment. Read insights into office life from our candidates Matthew Jakob and Nadia Mensah.