Recruiting butterflies have settled in your stomach just in time for MORE networking opportunities, but this time its over chicken and cheesecake! Yes, fellow recruiters and future CPAs, BANQUET season is upon us and what better way to prepare than to blog about it!

Making the most at a banquet is as simple as being assigned Cash on an Audit! All you have to do is show up and do your best to swallow what is placed in front of you!*

Banquets exude a much more relaxed atmosphere than Meet the Firms, however, it is important to balance your professionalism with your lighter side.

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Proper Table Etiquette Bread plate on the left, don't start until everyone has their food
Networking Before and after festivities don't be first to leave. Utilize the time you get with the professionals
Professional attire Business Professional

Debit (-)
Talking With Your Mouth Full no one wants to wear your food.
Politics, Religion Avoid controversial topics during dinner conversation
Boozing Though alcohol may be served, note that you're still at a professional event

If you're lucky enough to catch one of Roger's Banquet Etiquette presentations, you're already one step ahead of the game! If not, just keep these simple rules in mind and you'll soon be hobnobbing with the pros like the most seasoned professional!

Now grab that bib and let's eat! On second thought, a bib falls under debit (-), but a napkin folded neatly in your lap will certainly suffice.

Bon Appetit!