Reader K asks about the merits of cheap suits for women… I’m in the process of changing from a career where pajamas are appropriate work attire to something more “professional” and need all the help I can get. I have been shopping for an interview suit (my first ever and I am almost 40!) and … Read More about Cheap Suits: How Low Can You Go?
Internships / Summer Jobs / Summer Associateships
Internships, summer jobs, summer associates... there are a lot of names for what basically amounts to a 10-week interview. Here is some of our best advice.
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on Greek affiliations and your resume — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent resume advice, including the 6 resume rules for 2017. (If you’re looking for on-campus interview tips and resources we’ve rounded up all of our best advice here.) … Read More about Greek Affiliations and Your Resume
Should she accept a job offer on the spot? How else can she prepare for an exit interview for her summer gig? Reader J wonders… The summer is coming to a close and soon to be 3L’s who happened to land a summer job are waiting anxiously and eagerly for the famous “exit interview.” I, … Read More about Should You Accept a Job Offer On the Spot?
2016 Update: I still agree with all of my advice in this post, but you can also check out our most recent discussion on what not to wear to work here. – Kat We’ve had a few great conversations on here about summer internships and summer associates (including what not to DO at your internship) and … Read More about What NOT to Wear as an Intern or Summer Associate
I was chatting with blogger RoadWarriorette the other day about dressing professionally for summer — it can be a challenge when you’re trying to look polished and not sweaty or wilted! So I thought we should have an open thread with people’s best tips for dressing for summer. These are my personal tips for dressing … Read More about Dressing Professionally for Summer: Tips and Tricks
2017 Update: We still stand by this Type A Guide to Moving — you may also want to check out more recent discussions about your home, as well as some of our other organizing tips for Type A ladies. I’ve moved far too many times, particularly in my early 20s when I was interning a … Read More about The Type A Guide to Moving (Our Best Moving Tips!)
2016 Update: I still agree with my advice in this post, but you can also check out our latest discussion on what not to wear to work. So there’s this great piece on USA Today about how “business casual” can be confusing to some people — this one 24-year-old PR executive was shocked (shocked, we tell you!) when … Read More about What NOT to Wear to the Office
Here are my best tips on how to use LinkedIn if you’re junior — including why I think LinkedIn is a way to recognize an already-present relationship, not a way to begin a friendship.
Reader S, a recent graduate, has a question that, unfortunately, I think a lot of people will be interested in: what should you do when the job hunt drags on (and on)? May I suggest a post on attorneys who, despite trying everything feasible, cannot find sustainable employment? I understand the whole “work for free” … Read More about When The Job Hunt Drags On…
Ever had the urge to indulge your inner Anna Wintour and act as the fashion police? Reader M has a question along these lines… Can we do a story on the extent to which permanent hires (i.e. me) can give unsolicited fashion advice to interns? I have worked in private practice for a number of … Read More about Can You Give Unsolicited Fashion Advice to Interns?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice that if you’re an intern with a $9000 handbag, it may be a bit too much — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of dressing better than your boss by carrying a “higher” label of a designer bag… We got an … Read More about The Intern with the $9,000 Handbag
2016 Update: We still stand by the below advice — but if you’d like to check out our more recent discussion on how not to gain weight as a summer associate, you can check it out here. Summer is nearly upon us! As law school, business school, and college interns flood the workforce, calendars fill … Read More about How Not to Gain Weight Over the Summer Recruiting Season