Here’s a topic we haven’t discussed in about a thousand years: perfume at the office. DO office-appropriate perfumes exist, ladies? If so, what are the business etiquette rules for perfume? When I grew up I always loved the idea of having “a scent” that people would know me by — there’s a line in When … Read More about Office-Appropriate Perfumes: Do They Exist?
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Readers have shared some great resources for those affected by the shutdown…
2019 Update: We still stand by these recommendations for budget-friendly interview suits; links have also been updated as of Jan. 23, 2019. You may also want to check out our roundup of the best women’s suits of 2018 across every price point! Sure, we all know what work wardrobe essentials professional women are supposed to … Read More about The Hunt for Budget-Friendly Interview Suits
Here’s a career question for you all: How have female bosses affected your career? Do you notice differences in the way mentorship and sponsorship look when it’s coming from a female boss? I recently attended an event where an older woman shared with the group how she had inadvertently held back a woman’s career when … Read More about How Have Female Bosses Affected Your Career?
Career-related resolutions are really common this time of the year — and like everything else a plan of attack makes a huge difference in your success. How are you calendaring and planning right now to ensure success for your career-related resolutions? How COULD you be?
Readers had a threadjack about this many moons ago, so I thought it would be a fun topic for the New Year — what do YOU think all professional women should be able to do? Does your answer vary by age?
How can you be a good remote worker? With holiday travel coming up (where you may end up working remotely), and New Year reflections coming up (“going remote” might be one of your goals for 2019), I thought we’d discuss. Some notes from previous reader discussions on how to be a good remote worker: Explain your strategies … Read More about How to Be a Good Remote Worker
What are the boundaries of “appropriate touch” in the workplace — and what’s the best way to deal when your boss creeps you out?
Female-only networking groups: yea or nay? What female-only networking groups are you a part of now, have been a part of in the past, or would like to be a part of in the future? What are they getting right — and where are they wasting your time?
We’ve talked about the best professional organizations to join, as well as other ways to make new friends and build a book of business — but today, let’s talk about unconventional ways to build your network. Do you have sports, hobbies, volunteering, and clubs that you’ve found to be great sources of networking? Today, Rebecca Berfanger is … Read More about Four Unconventional Ways to Build Your Network
We’ve talked a lot about morning routines from a health and sanity perspective — but I don’t think we’ve ever talked about everyone’s morning office routines — particularly about whether people have built any good habits for the morning routine at work, or how they ensure productivity as soon as they get to the office. … Read More about Morning Office Routines – What Do You Do As Soon As You Get to the Office?
Wondering what to say in a goodbye email — and what NOT to say? Guestposter Amy M. Gardner shares her best tips…