Here’s a question that might be an interesting topic, particularly as we head into holiday season: how do you introduce yourself and your work? Do you have an “elevator pitch” that you’ve honed to make your work and skills sound interesting (and if so, what is it)? Does your introduction/description change depending on context?
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Do you keep a failure résumé? What are three big things you might put ON a failure résumé, if you did keep one?
What are your THREE best networking tips? These are some of mine…
What do you think was the most offensive thing in the disastrous Ernst & Young seminar on women’s leadership training that has made headlines lately? Was there anything you think the training got RIGHT?
Readers, what career lessons have you learned from others? Have you been surprised to see who has “succeeded” and who “failed”? (Has watching others’ careers changed how you define success and failure?)
A reader wrote in, wondering if she should use her resignation letter to enumerate all the reasons she’s quitting. What would your advice to her be?
Have you even gone through an intense work period or other stressful time (personally or professionally) and, even after the time has passed, found that destressing was difficult for you? Readers have had some good conversations about anxiety hangovers or emotional hangovers, lately, so let’s discuss…
There have been some really interesting threads and reader questions lately about celebrating professional wins (including whether you can you throw a party for yourself) — so let’s discuss. What are YOUR favorite ways to celebrate professional wins?
Liquor in the office: yea or nay? I’d love to hear your thoughts, readers…
In honor of Women’s Equality Day, let’s discuss: Do you feel equal?
A reader wondered whether she could interview in patent leather, and I wondered: what ARE the rules for interview shoes? What have you heard, what have you been advised, and what would you advise women interviewing at conservative offices to wear for shoes?
What’s the biggest mistake you’ve made at work, and how did you recover from it?