What Would YOU Like to See on Corporette?

I thought I’d take a departure from our regularly scheduled programming to ask you guys what kind of content you’d like to see on Corporette that you’re not already seeing. I’ve been brainstorming some ideas for new articles — some based on magazine headlines! — and thought I’d throw out a few:

  • Free Yourself: How to Go Braless at the Office
  • How Far Will You Go For YOUR Boss? Using Your Feminine Wiles to Get Ahead
  • Are You Ready? Nine Ways to Prepare Your Office for a Zombie Attack
  • Five Ways to Meditate During Rush Hour
  • The Best Shops for Professional Walk-Of-Shame Clothes
  • Awk-ward: How to Recover After You’ve Projectile-Vomited at the Company Party
  • Looking Professional, the Kardashian Way
  • Sheryl Sandberg’s Nanny’s Top Recipes!
  • Boost Your Career By Appearing as a Contestant On The Bachelor
  • Roundtable: Princeton Mom, Ellen’s Dad, and Above the Law’s Top Commenters Tell You What You’re Doing Wrong With Your Life
  • (series:) What’s Kat’s Toddler Up To Today? (alternate titles: Adventures in Throwing Sharp Objects Because You Feel Like It and How to Not Sleep, Ever)
  •  Which Disney Princess Are You? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

I can’t decide which one to tackle first!  Which one is your favorite?  Do you guys have any other great ideas for new content? 

Sponsored: The Best #CareerChat Moments!

secret twitter partyDisclosure: This post and the chat are sponsored by Secret Deodorant (but written by your regular blogger Kat Griffin).

Thank you so much to everyone who turned out for the Twitter party #CareerChat yesterday — we had some great discussions with Secret’s Career Confidence Coach Nicole Williams.  Nicole gave us insightful advice on the topic of personal branding, how to get your LinkedIn profile noticed, what to wear to client dinners, how guys can show personality in a suit, whether perfume is ok at the office, and more. Additionally, four lucky participants won a Secret “#BeFearless in ’14 prize pack” — congratulations, ladies!

Some of my favorite discussions from the hour-long conversation are below…

Nicole had a great take on how NYFW differs from office style:

nyfw office style

I did not know that your LinkedIn profile is 11x more likely to be looked at if there’s a photo — perhaps we should revisit the post on corporate headshots? Readers, do you have a photo on your profile?  (For more career confidence advice and inspiration, visit Secret’s LinkedIn page: http://bit.ly/1fawdZQ.)  [Read more...]

Sponsored: #CareerChat Tomorrow With Kat and Career Expert Nicole Williams!

Join us for a #CareerChat with @Corporette and career expert Nicole Williams!As I mentioned in our news roundup, tomorrow is our first Twitter Party!  Sponsored by Secret Deodorant, career expert Nicole Williams and I will be sitting down and having a #CareerChat about how to #BeFearless in your career.  How does your personal appearance affect your career — and your confidence?  Come to us with your questions about workwear, personal branding, growing your skillsets, switching career paths, getting that promotion, or juggling work/life commitments.  Join us tomorrow from 12PM – 1PM Eastern for the #careerchat!

About the participants: [Read more...]

Seeking an Editor for Corporette

Corporette editor position

Update: The position has been filled.  Thank you to everyone who applied!

Hi guys! I’ve decided to bring on an editor to help me here at the blog — on the off chance any of you know anyone who might be interested, I thought I’d post the job listing here as well.  The full details are below…

Editor for workstyle blog (virtual & independent contractor)

Work closely with founder/Editor in Chief Kat Griffin to brainstorm, edit, write and assign stories about fashion, career, and lifestyle issues for ambitious, career-focused women.  This is a great job for someone with at least 2-5 years of editing under their belt, either at a magazine or online publication.  The ideal candidate would have experience with editing, interviewing, WordPress, HTML, SEO, social media, and occasionally Excel and PowerPoint, as well as thinking outside the box on evergreen topics. [Read more...]

Open Thread: Resolutions

What Are Your New Year Resolutions? | CorporetteWhat are your resolutions for the new year, ladies? What are you hoping to change and otherwise accomplish this year? We haven’t talked about resolutions in a while, and I just randomly found my resolutions from 2006, so the subject is on my mind. My all-time favorite resolution that I ever made (and kept) was way back in college, when I resolved “to be more uncomfortable” — to challenge myself, and to challenge that feeling of “I can’t” or “I shouldn’t,” or “I feel awkward” or so forth. Fun to look at my resolutions from 2006, though:

  1. Listen more closely to people.
  2. Arrive on time for things.
  3. Arrive early for work.
  4. Continue to exercise and watch diet regularly.
  5. DATE more often.

Sadly, I’m still working on most of those — even with dating, my husband and I should make an effort to get out more often than we do as a couple! For 2014, my goals are the same as they’ve been in recent years: to eat healthier dinners, to get up earlier and work out, to be more diligent about really focusing during work time (along similar lines, to only focus on ONE thing at a time), and to be less anxious. Sigh. What are your resolutions, readers?

(Pictured: Nicolas Feuillatte champagne, originally uploaded to Flickr by Sergey Melkonov.)

Congratulations to the Lo & Sons Winner!

corporette_giveaway_close(1)Congratulations to the winner of the Lo & Sons giveaway — we’ll be contacting you later today! For everyone else, remember that the code CORPORETTEHOLIDAYS is good through the end of December for 25% off — happy holidays to everyone!