2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on whether you can wear a black suit in a summer interview, and you may want to check out our roundup of the best women’s suits of 2018. Can you still interview in a black suit in the summertime? When you have to attend a job interview … Read More about Can You Wear a Black Suit in a Summer Interview?
Job Hunting Advice
Hunting for a new job? This advice will help you along the way -- from networking to interviewing, even to changing careers.
When interviewing, must you button your shirt all the way to the top? How many buttons are acceptable to leave unbuttoned? Reader S wonders… I am going for an interview at quite a conservative organisation. I have a navy skirt suit and was going to wear a white button up shirt. Do I need to button … Read More about How High to Button Your Shirt for Interviews
What should you do when mental health issues are holding you back and making it difficult for you to build the career you want? Reader O wonders… I have struggled with mental health problems for years and as a result have always worked really terrible jobs (combination of poorly paid, admin/dogsbody type roles with bullying managers). I … Read More about When Fear and Low Self-Esteem Hold You Back
If you’re planning to attend an alumni lunch for your law school — and you’ll be taking the opportunity to network there — how should you dress? Is wearing a suit a must in this situation? (Pictured, Boss Juicy 6 Jacket, $575 at Nordstrom — check out our full guide to women’s suits for more ideas.) Reader K wonders… I am … Read More about What to Wear to an Alumni Lunch Event
What’s the best way to style your long hair for a job interview if you’re a woman in your early 20s? Could wearing it down make you look too young? Reader D wonders: How should a 20-year-old style her long, straight hair for the interview process for a management consulting job? Is wearing it down and straight too young/collegiate? … Read More about How to Style Long Hair for Job Interviews
2018 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion of how to find career coaches — but you may also want to check out our latest discussion of the best career advice from coaches. Career coaches: how do you find one? Why might you need one? When in your career should you look for … Read More about How to Find Career Coaches (And Why, and How)
Are you required to wear a skirt suit for an interview, or are sheath dresses acceptable? We’ve talked about interview attire (including what to wear beneath a suit jacket) before, but let’s discuss again. Here’s Reader L’s question: I have an upcoming call back interview at a big law firm. I am a 2nd year … Read More about Can You Wear a Sheath Dress and Jacket to an Interview?
2018 Update: We still think this is a fascinating discussion on how NOT to negotiate for job accommodations for severe allergies — you may also want to check out our most recent advice on negotiating a salary and other benefits. How — and when — should you tell employers about your requirements for an allergy-friendly … Read More about How NOT to Negotiate for Job Accommodations for Severe Allergies
Do you need to do something special for interviews and big days if you have a foot tattoo (and can’t, say, wear pumps and pantyhose)?
All right, ladies, let’s hear it: what are your best tips and tricks for keeping your resume updated? I’ve read a lot about checking for typos (vital!!!), using action words, and targeting your resume for the job you’re applying for (some say you should even use keywords from the job description itself!). My one resume “trick” … Read More about The Easiest Ways to Keep Your Resume Updated
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to look for in interview flats— links have also been updated below. You may also want to check out our roundup of cute flats for the office, or our Guide to Interview Suits! What should you look for in interview flats? When, if ever, must … Read More about What to Look For in Interview Flats
Is your job very location-specific — and have you ever wondered what would happen to your career if you picked up and moved away from the “company town,” embarking on a long distance job search in the process? Today’s guest post comes to us from one of my best friends from law school, Mindy Barry, … Read More about Guest Post: How to Leave a Company Town (And Conduct a Long Distance Job Search)