Weekly News Update

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  • Looking for some new finds for your spring work wardrobe? YouLookFab offers six suggestions for business-casual pieces.
  • Love Your Job discusses the most common reasons that women lawyers consider leaving the profession. Are they consistent with what you’ve heard from colleagues who are thinking of calling it quits?
  • The New York Times’ Sinosphere blog examines a new study from China that found that maintaining a higher percentage of women on company boards reduces fraud.
  • This NPR story looks at a new study that discusses the hot topic of the moment, women’s salaries — and the act of negotiating higher ones.
  • A related story in TIME reveals that female job-seekers tend to steer clear of positions that require stereotypically male traits like assertiveness.
  • Hmm, “How To Leave Work at 5 P.M. and Still Get Everything Done”? Does that involve starting work at 5:00 a.m.? Although this Forbes blog post may not get all of you out the door at 5:00, the productivity tips included are still worth a read.
  • Lifehacker checks out Kitestring, a “just in case” webapp that might make your mom a bit less worried about your online dating activities.
  • What’s that about your boss’s wedding? Oh, wait, it’s a Boss Wedding? Above the Law explains.
  • If you’re just finishing up your taxes (don’t worry, we won’t judge), PopSugar Smart Living has eight last-minute tips for staying accurate.

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Weekly News Update

Weekly News Roundup | CorporetteLike these posts? Follow us on Twitter or Facebook — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale through our CorporetteDeals Twitter feed.) You can also follow us on Pinterest, Instagram, or by our RSS feed.

  • This article from Elle talks about how using “girl speak” and up-talk at work can hurt your career. (Totes McGotes, right?)
  • Extra Petite ponders how to style the sheath dress.
  • Capitol Hill Style gathers advice for job seekers who are currently employed and don’t want their interview outfit to broadcast their intentions while they’re at work.
  • Above the Law‘s “Anonymous Recruitment Director” reveals nine recruiter pet peeves, ranging from applications received without transcripts to rudeness toward receptionists.
  • Slate‘s Hanna Rosin reviews Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time by Washington Post journalist Brigid Schulte, who says busyness has become a status symbol. Have you noticed this trend?
  • The New York Times talks to experts who advise that women must tread lightly when negotiating a raise.   
  • Do you work during vacations? Never take vacation time at all? Glassdoor‘s recent survey shows that you’re not alone.
  • Learnvest (via Popsugar Smart Living) offers several tips on spring-cleaning your finances.
  • Finally: Eww. Lifehacker says to never drink water from an airplane.

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