Here’s an interesting question for 2020: Does a link to your LinkedIn supersede your resume? What are the differences between LinkedIn and your resume?
Job Hunting Advice
Hunting for a new job? This advice will help you along the way -- from networking to interviewing, even to changing careers.
There’s a ton of advice in college and grad school about how to apply for jobs… but not all of that advice still works when you’ve been out 5-10 years. So what ARE the best job application tips for mid-levels? Come share yours…
Reader M had a question about post-interview anxiety, something I notice coming up in the comment threads a lot… I had a second round interview this week, and I’m waiting to hear back. The job is working in-house for a big company. Their legal team is spread throughout their offices, so my first interview was … Read More about Dealing with Anxiety (Post-Interview Or Otherwise)
If you type in the phrase “is LinkedIn still relevant” on Google, the autocomplete suggestions include “is LinkedIn still relevant 2015,” “is LinkedIn still relevant 2016,” and so on — and since the answer for 2018 is still yes, it’s worth knowing how to get the most out of your LinkedIn profile. The recommendations in our … Read More about How to Get the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Profile
2020 Update: We’ve updated this advice for what to wear to law school, but you may want to check out our more recent roundup of the best blogs for women law students, or our law school resources for women. What clothes should you add to your wardrobe before you attend law school? Reader N has … Read More about What to Wear to Law School
Job-hunting is challenging enough when you have a typical full-time career — but how do you handle looking for a new position when you work long hours in a job that makes it hard to get away for networking and interviews? We’ve talked a lot about interviewing, job-hunting, and networking over the years (and certainly finding time to … Read More about How to Job Search When You’re Super Busy
We’re only in the second week of the new year, so this is a great time to talk about resume rules for 2017. This time last year, readers talked about whether or not they apply to jobs when they don’t meet all the requirements (also see our imposter syndrome post), and a few years ago Kat … Read More about 6 Resume Rules for 2017 That You May Not Know About
Have you changed your settings on LinkedIn before starting a job hunt? Have you ever made any mistakes that revealed more than you wanted to about your LinkedIn activity? How much do you actually use LinkedIn for networking and job searching?
2018 Update: We still like these professional tote bags below (and many are still available!), but you may want to check out our most recent roundup of the best work bags! 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 … Read More about The Hunt: Professional Tote Bags
Ladies, let’s talk about job hopping: Do you view it as the only way to get ahead? Do you worry about being viewed negatively if you’ve had too many jobs in too short a time? What do you think is the minimum time to stay in one job? In the recent past, job hopping … Read More about Job Hopping: Yea or Nay?
Here’s a question, ladies: do you apply for a job if you don’t meet the listed job requirements? For those of you who do, is there a general number of percentage that you use as a goal (“if I meet at least 50% of the requirements, I’ll apply!”)? For those of you who’ve already gone ahead and … Read More about Do You Still Apply When You Don’t Meet the Job Requirements?
Networking dinner attire can be tricky. But if you’re a business student on a budget — and soon to be job hunting — the question is that much harder. Reader K wonders… I’m a student in my last semester of business school and I have some networking dinners to attend in November. Could you recommend … Read More about What to Wear to a Networking Dinner As a Student