2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to do when you’re held back because you’re too good at your current job, but you may also want to check out this more recent discussion of how to find sponsors at work. Have you ever been denied a promotion because you were too good … Read More about When You’re Held Back Because You’re Too Good
Job Hunting Advice
Hunting for a new job? This advice will help you along the way -- from networking to interviewing, even to changing careers.
2017 Update: We still love this discussion of how to get your resume noticed — but you may want to check out some of our more recent advice on resumes, including 6 resume rules for 2017. How can you get your resume noticed? We have another emergency e-mail, this time from reader M, who wonders … Read More about Emergency Reader E-mail: How to Get Your Resume Noticed
2018 Update: We still stand by this general interview advice — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of our best on-campus interview tips and resources.. Here’s a question for the readers today: what is the best piece of interview advice you’ve ever received? (Or: What’s the best tip for interviewing you … Read More about Open Thread: What is Your Best Interview Advice?
Should you thank an interviewer with an email or a card? We’ve wondered about this for a while as well, so reader J’s question strikes us as particularly interesting… After an interview, everyone knows that it is good manners to send a perfunctory “Thank You” note. However, is it still recommended that the “Thank You” … Read More about Should Your Interviewer Get a Thank-You Note or eThanks?
Today’s reader mail comes with a ton more of questions about interviewing — including whether it’s appropriate to wear black tights with a suit. Here are her questions: I’m a 3L and have an interview next week with a panel of district court judges for a judicial clerkship. I have a few questions with regards … Read More about Pantyhose or Tights: What to Wear with a Dark Suit for a Winter Interview
2017 Update: Check out our latest discussion on the best interview makeup! Today’s reader mail is another request for interview advice, this time in terms of makeup… I have several on campus interviews for 1L summer jobs the first week in February. I have my conservative gray and black suits. I have my sensible Nine West … Read More about What Makeup to Wear While Interviewing
Today’s reader mail comes from a 1L, who’s just been told she needs braces… I have recently been advised by a number of orthodontists and oral surgeons that I need full braces (including rubber bands — eek!) on both my top and bottom teeth for at least two years, followed by retainers, etc. My question … Read More about Reader mail: Will braces hurt my interviewing chances?
We’ve been curious about this for a while — ever since we advised that a collared shirt should always stay IN if you’re wearing a suit, and numerous readers wrote to say that they had always been advised (by various career counselors) to wear their collars out. So we thought we’d take a poll. For … Read More about Poll: When Wearing a Collared Shirt and Blazer, Does the Collar Go Out or In?
We’ve been mulling this reader’s question for a while now… first, here’s the request: My work wardrobe after 30 years is pretty set. However, I’m currently in recession mode, i.e. my job has been misplaced. I find that my non-work clothes are just not suitable for walking around in the supermarket, given that in my … Read More about What to Wear When You’re Laid Off and Looking
2020 Update: We still stand by a lot of this advice on how to say goodbye at the end of your internship — but you may also want to check out our more recent tips on ending internships positively. *The Pat Benatar song is actually “About the Art of Letting Go,” not saying good bye, … Read More about 10 Things: About the Art Of Saying Goodbye*