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?
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.
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
2018 Update: We still stand by a lot of this advice for dressing professionally for summer, but you may want to check out our most recent post on what to wear to work in the summer. I was chatting with blogger RoadWarriorette the other day about dressing for summer — it can be a challenge … 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
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to use LinkedIn, particularly if you’re junior– but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on LinkedIn, including how to get the most out of your LinkedIn profile in 2018. What is the proper way to use LinkedIn if you’re junior employee? … Read More about How To Use LinkedIn, Particularly If You’re Junior
Reader J has a question about how to resign your job with grace… Any chance you can do a post on how to gracefully resign? I have been interviewing for other jobs (attorney), and anticipate that one of those interviews with eventually turn into an offer. I have not disclosed to anyone at my current … Read More about How to Resign Gracefully
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
We’re getting a lot of questions from readers about this article at Above the Law. For example, from one reader: I am a 2L at law school and about to start as a summer associate at a law firm in Washington, D.C. There was an article on Above the Law about an event in Chicago … Read More about What Not to Wear, Chicago Bar Style