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"Welcome to the U.S. Here's your desk..." - Ann Marie's Blog

"Welcome to the U.S. Here's your desk..." - Ann Marie's Blog | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
"...and your phone, and computer, and a list of phone numbers and e-mail addresses for people you'll be working with. Let me know if you need anything else." If, like many of my clients and former colleagues, you transferred to a U.S.
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10 Words That You’ve Probably Been Misusing

10 Words That You’ve Probably Been Misusing | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
There are so many words in the English language that it’s not surprising that the definitions for some of them have gotten mixed up over the years. It’s possible that you’ve gone your entire life without realizing your mistakes.
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6 Myths About American Culture That You Learned from Hollywood

6 Myths About American Culture That You Learned from Hollywood | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
Do you think you know American culture? Here are 6 myths about American culture that you have learned from Hollywood.
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The Secret to Relocating Successfully to the United States

The Secret to Relocating Successfully to the United States | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
Want to relocate successfully from your home country to the United States? The most important choice you will make is who you socialize with...
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Say What? 6 Ways to Improve Your Workplace Communication Skills

Say What? 6 Ways to Improve Your Workplace Communication Skills | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
How managers communicate with employees and how employees communicate with each other is a crucial part of a productive work environment. (Say What?
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Americans, Relationships, and Contracts » Navigating Cultures

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The Psychology of Home: Why Where You Live Means So Much - Atlantic Mobile

The Psychology of Home: Why Where You Live Means So Much - Atlantic Mobile | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.
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be on time - respect - provide specifics

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Article: Challenges Indian Offshore Teams Face in Working with Americans | The India Practice

Article: Challenges Indian Offshore Teams Face in Working with Americans | The India Practice | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
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7 Fun Small Talk Topics to Talk About For Any Situation | happyrivers.info

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Discover The Art Of Small Talk | Look Far

Discover The Art Of Small Talk | Look Far | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
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Challenges Indian Offshore Teams Face in Working with Americans | Interpersonal Communication Blog

Challenges Indian Offshore Teams Face in Working with Americans | Interpersonal Communication Blog | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
Indian offshore teams and Indian outsourcing teams working with Americans face special challenges interacting with their American counterparts.
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16 People On Things They Couldn't Believe About America Until They Moved Here

16 People On Things They Couldn't Believe About America Until They Moved Here | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
A lot of people around the world have ideas of what America is like, possibly thanks to Hollywood, or their local news channels, and maybe from what they've heard from families and friends. But the...
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Getting Along with North Americans: A Reader's Number One Tip | The Culture Prophecy

We’ve been asking readers for their absolutely number one top tip for communicating in various world cultures. The comment below helped me, a North American, to better understand my own culture.
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What Can Social Media Tell Us About American Society?

What Can Social Media Tell Us About American Society? | Working in the United States | Scoop.it

What can social media tell us about American society? This infographic thinks it has the answers.


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Five ways to work with someone you dislike - Economic Times

Five ways to work with someone you dislike - Economic Times | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
Five ways to work with someone you dislikeEconomic TimesDisliking one or more of your co-workers is as human as it gets, but unfortunately , none of us has the luxury of working only with the people we like.
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How do You Like your E-mails? - Ann Marie's Blog

How do You Like your E-mails? - Ann Marie's Blog | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
Short, sweet, direct + to the point? Warm and friendly, opening with a nice greeting and closing with a cheery good-bye? Or long, detailed, and packed full of data, facts and other useful information?
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>> Effective Communication in the Workplace | business emails

Effective communication depends upon many things, and is quite a challenge for most of us. It is also truly invaluable in business today.
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The English Language Advantage - Ann Marie's Blog

The English Language Advantage - Ann Marie's Blog | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
"You Americans, you have no idea how easy you have it! You get to use your native language at work every day." This comment took me by surprise, coming from a Scandinavian co-worker with, to my ears, excellent English-language skills.
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"Welcome to the U.S. Here's your desk..." Part 2 - Ann Marie's Blog

"Welcome to the U.S. Here's your desk..." Part 2 - Ann Marie's Blog | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I wrote about the way that many new employees are greeted in U.S.
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Infographic: The 12 most misunderstood English words | Articles

Infographic: The 12 most misunderstood English words | Articles | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
Even if you're precocious, systematically check this list to make sure you're using these words correctly. We would hate to proscribe you for misusing them.
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Business Writing: 3 Tips to Make Your Communication Concise | Booher Banter

Business Writing: 3 Tips to Make Your Communication Concise | Booher Banter | Working in the United States | Scoop.it
Dianna Booher, an expert in business communications, gives three tips for making communications concise.
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How We Worked: Visualizing U.S. Jobs from 1850 to Today - GOOD Blog - GOOD - StumbleUpon

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Seven Seconds to Make a First Impression - Forbes

Here are seven powerful ways to make a positive first impression.
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