From CNN Money, 10 class we wish they taught us in college in relation to work. to read the full article:http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/09/10/business-courses-college/

My favorite ones:

  1. Basic Office Politics. Office politics involves the complex network of power and status that exists within every business, large and small. Don’t you wish that someone had prepped you on how to read the body language, interpret office gossip, and when to hit the delete key on your email rather than the send key?
  2. Business Writing for Email. Writing in business is not the same as in an academic environment. In school, you’re taught to stretch weak ideas to reach your document page limit. The business world expects exactly the opposite. The challenge is to communicate your idea in one page, and close the deal quickly without a big slide presentation.
  3. Dress for Success. “You are what you wear” works in business, just like it did in high school. But no one tells you the business norms, so Gen-Y’ers come to work in jeans, baseball caps, tattoos, flip-flops and expect to be treated as executives.
  4. Business Sales Techniques. We can find tons of “marketing’ courses in colleges and universities but everyone must think that “selling” is intuitively obvious. The art of selling is complex blend of relationships, persuasion techniques, negotiation, and knowledge.
  5. Minimizing Business Workloads. In the office world there’s always way more work than there is time to do it. You need to be able to figure out what not to do, and how to not do it, by organizing and prioritizing, and still impress your boss with your thoroughness.
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