We’ve had a great time reading the comments on our “what clothes to buy for your summer internship” post on Monday — it brings to mind so, so many memories of summers past where we’d think, HOW in the name of God did X get through high school, let alone college, with this thick a … Read More about Idiotproof Your Summer: Further Etiquette and “No Duh” Tips For Your Internship
Interview advice for the professional woman, including what to wear for interview attire, from skirt suits to high heels. Please be sure to check out our Guide to Interview Suits!
Poll results: we asked you whether a visible tattoo was ever acceptable to women lawyers and other professional women.
2020 Update: We still think this is a really interesting discussion on visible tattoos for professional women — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion on tattoos in the workplace. The other day we got an e-mail from a reader, wondering if visible tattoos are ever appropriate for professional women: I … Read More about Poll: Are visible tattoos ever appropriate for professional women?
Liking these posts? Follow Corporette on Twitter — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale.) – Happy 100th birthday to Catherine Murdock Dewey, one of the first female lawyers in Boston. [Ms. JD] – Do you take your engagement/wedding rings off when you … Read More about Weekly Roundup
2020 Update: We still stand by this general interviewing advice — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of our best on-campus interview tips and resources.. We realize interview week is over at some schools; for others they’re still to come. Still, callbacks will be going on well into September and October, so … Read More about 10 Things About … Interviewing
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: Interview Tote Bags
Should women unbutton their suits’ blazer buttons to sit? Given all the discussion whirling about interviews, we though we’d take another poll, because we’re really not sure of this answer, either. Should women button their jackets when standing, and unbutton them when sitting? We’re aware it’s proper form for men to do this, but have … Read More about Yet ANOTHER poll: Should women unbutton their suits to sit?
Since interviews are starting, we’ll stick with that theme and show you some great basic suits for women. J.Crew offers wool gabardine and Super 120s wool, which means it’s made with wool yarn that has been twisted more often than regular yarn and is therefore stronger, more durable, etc. Available in both pants and skirts. … Read More about Suit(s) of the Week: Basic Suits for Women
Ah, interview week. The time when stress is running high at business schools and law schools, the time when everyone’s wearing suits in uncomfortable heat, loitering about awkwardly in hotel lobbies, and wishing they were still in flip flops and ripped jeans. Today’s important question is thus: Assuming you’re wearing a black suit, what color … Read More about Poll: What Color Hose Is Correct For An August or September Interview?
2020 Update: We still stand by the advice below on what to wear on interviews generally, but you may also want to check out our frequently updated Guide to Interview Suits, our roundup of the best women’s suits, and our best on-campus interview tips and resources. Wow, it’s the start of the interview season already … Read More about Reader Mailbag Part I: What To Wear on Interviews Generally
This week, we have a question from Alexa, who is apparently thinking of fleeing the corporate life for something more creative. Question right up your Corporette alley – after years of working in BigLaw, next week I have an informational interview with a PR agency. So what do I wear??? And where do I go … Read More about Reader Mailbag: Lawyer-Turning-to-Publicist Needs Interview Advice
What are the top 10 things you should know about a business lunch, especially if you’re a new hire or summer intern at a conservative office (summer associates, we’re looking at you!)! No, we’re neither Debrett’s nor Emily Post, but we know a thing or two about conducting ourselves properly at a business lunch… we’ve … Read More about 10 Things You Should Know about a Business Lunch