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
Job Hunting Advice
Hunting for a new job? This advice will help you along the way -- from networking to interviewing, even to changing careers.
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)
Do you close career doors when you take a specialized job? How do you decide if it’s worth the risk of closing doors behind you? Reader A wonders: How to decide when you are at a career crossroads, if a great opportunity comes up, but it might close doors. (My best friend just got a … Read More about Closing Career Doors
Are 4″ heels too high for job interviews? Is a red sole inappropriate for interviewing and networking? Reader A wonders about the best height for interview heels… Hi I was wondering if I could get some advice on shoes. I will be starting law school in the fall and I’m wondering what heels would be … Read More about The Best Height for Interview Heels (aka, Can You Interview in 4″ Heels?)
When is it NOT acceptable interview in a gray suit? Reader L, a med student, wonders… I am in medical school, and will be applying for residency next year. Seeing applicants this year, I notice that it is a sea of black suits (women in pantsuits). I have a gray skirt suit from Banana Republic … Read More about Gray Suits for Interviews?
How can you feel confident during an interview when you don’t feel the best in your clothes? A petite and plus-sized reader wonders how she can look her best, short of losing 40 pounds in a week: Interview suits for the short and round. Please help! I admit it. At 5’2″ and a size 14/16 … Read More about Feeling Too Fat to Interview
2017 Update: We still stand by our advice on what to wear to a business casual interview event, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. What are the rules for dresses in a business casual environment — and how do those vary if you’re interviewing, networking, or … Read More about The Rules about Dresses for a “Business Casual” Interviewing Event
These are our best tips on how to write great cover letters…
How do you tell your friends and family you’re moving for work? How do you even decide to take a job that’s far away from family and friends? Reader L wrote in with an interesting question: I’m a recent college grad and I just accepted my first job offer (yay!). I’ll be moving across the … Read More about How to Take a Job Far From Family and Friends
You’ve been offered a new job — but how do you tell your beloved mentor and boss that? Reader L wonders how to quit your job when your mentor is your boss. I am a fifth year associate and have been at my current firm for just over a year. Recently, an unexpected job opportunity … Read More about How to Tell Your Beloved Mentor You’re Quitting
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to find a great career to fit your personality — but you may also want to check out our more recent roundup of personality tests and our latest discussion of whether your job is right for you. Careers and personalities are always a fun topic, … Read More about Careers and Personalities
2018 Update: We still like these interview tote bags, 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 or replacing one you’ve worn into the … Read More about The Hunt: Interview Tote Bags